Ivory Coast / One day of free medical consultation at the Don Orione medical center in Anyama

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Anyama, 03 Nov (AIP) – The Don Orione medical center in Anyama, on the occasion of the celebration of its 10 years of existence, organized a free day of consultation for the benefit of the populations of the locality. Placed under the theme “Together, let’s celebrate ten years of the Don Orione medical center in Anyama”, this day enabled the health workers of the structure to receive patients in diabetology, geriatrics and infant nutrition. The populations of the districts of the commune of Anyama who answered present Wednesday, were invited to make the screening of the cervix and breast cancer, according to Dr. Kouya Daniel, general practitioner in the said center. This free consultation session was preceded by an operation …

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Côte d’Ivoire / A balanced diet to avoid a whole range of non-communicable diseases (Feature)

How to eat balanced (Photo illustration)

Abidjan, May 17 (AIP) – On the occasion of World Hypertension Day celebrated on May 17, recalling the importance of a balanced diet seems necessary to improve the lifestyle of consumers, while preserving their health. This year, the Day focuses on the theme “What are your numbers? To increase awareness of blood pressure around the world. The Importance of Healthy Eating Healthy eating helps protect against malnutrition in all its forms, as well as noncommunicable diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and even obesity. The World Health Organization (WHO) stresses the importance …

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Ivory Coast / The Vonkoro ferry on the Black Volta defective for months

A view of the ferry used to cross the Black Volta

Bouna, June 16 (AIP) – The Vonkoro ferry (Boukani region, North-East) used to cross the Black Volta river which acts as the natural border between Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana has been defective for months , learned the AIP on Wednesday. “This tank requires rehabilitation and maintenance operations. It is pierced in places and it is with a vacuum cleaner that we evacuate the water that enters the hold. In addition, it is using a pinnace attached to the ferry that we make the various crossings ”, explained its manager, Zinan Kipaud Adou. He indicated that this palliative solution involves many dangers for the passengers and appeals to the administrative and political authorities for the rehabilitation of the machine. This…

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Côte d’Ivoire-Social / About 13.5 million CFA francs to save a girl suffering from bilateral deafness

Abidjan, June 8 (AIP) – About 13.5 million CFA francs are needed to save a five-year-old girl, Fatima Zahra, who suffers from bilateral deafness. According to the doctors’ diagnosis, it takes 13,457,898 Fcfa to perform surgery for the break of a cochlear implant, said a relative, Béatrice Yérégnan Traoré (contact 09141014), calling for the generosity of goodwill. Zahra’s parents noticed that she had a hearing organ abnormality as early as six months. The hearing aid test carried out from April 27 to May 2, 2016 was found to be inoperative, they deplore. (AIP) ask

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Côte d’Ivoire / Sick children at Dabou general hospital receive food and not food

The CNJCI regional delegate, Yedoh Justin giving the donation.

Dabou, Apr 21 (AIP) – The local section of the National Youth Council of Côte d’Ivoire (CNJCI) in the Grands Ponts region has offered food and non-food to sick children at Dabou general hospital. These donations composed of bottles of mineral water, apples, oranges, gloves and medicines were handed over during a visit made on Wednesday by a delegation of the CNJCI led by the regional delegate Yedoh Justin According to Mr. Yedoh, this gesture aims to provide assistance to the twenty or so children interned in difficult conditions in the Dabou referral center. In the coming months, a campaign to support children with breathing difficulties is planned, he announced. “We are here for the …

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Côte d’Ivoire / No case of yellow fever detected for three weeks

The director of the INHP, Prof. Benié Bi Vroh Joseph during the press conference

Abidjan, August 13 (AIP) – “No case of yellow fever has been detected for three weeks” contrary to rumors of an epidemic of yellow fever which is raging in Côte d’Ivoire, reassured, Tuesday, to Abidjan, the director general of the National Institute of Public Hygiene (INHP), Prof. Benié Bi Vroh Joseph during a press conference. This satisfactory assessment is to be put to the credit, according to Prof. Vroh, of the good immunity in Abidjan induced by the previous vaccination campaigns combined with the intensive anti-vector control carried out within the framework of the fight against dengue. On July 5, 2019, the Pasteur Institute of Côte d’Ivoire (IPCI) confirmed cases of yellow fever, from blood samples taken …

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Côte d’Ivoire / An integrated action plan for rabies control under development in Grand-Bassam

Grand-Bassam, May 23 (AIP) – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has since been organizing a workshop in Grand-Bassam on Tuesday on the development of a Integrated action for rabies control. As part of its support for global health security and strengthening animal health in Africa, this activity is funded by USAID. This workshop, which ends on Friday, will develop an integrated national strategic action plan for the fight against rabies for its elimination before 2030 according to the “One health” approach developed and popularized by the Swiss Center for Scientific Research (CSRS) who conducted a two-year study on the prevalence of …

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Côte d’Ivoire / Performance-based financing activities for the health sector launched

Launch of performance-based financing (PBF) activities in the health districts of Yamoussoukro Tiébissou Prikro and M’Bahiakro

Yamoussoukro, Feb 08 (AIP) – The Director General of Health, Simplice Dagnan, on Wednesday officially launched performance-based financing (PBF) activities in the health districts of Yamoussoukro, Tiébissou, Prikro and M’Bahiakro, in the presence of Mr. Emre Özaltin, senior health economist at the regional office of the World Bank, financial partner of the project. PBF is an innovative approach to results-based health system financing that is part of the Health System Strengthening and Epidemic Emergency Response (PRSSE) project, funded by the World Bank. “It aims to improve the volume and quality of services, payment for services on the basis of the results provided and the provision …

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Côte d’Ivoire / 16 new cases of leprosy detected in San Pedro in 2017 (Health district)

Prefectural and health authorities next to a patient

San Pedro, March 18 (AIP) – Taking stock of the fight against leprosy in the San Pedro Health District, on the occasion of the celebration of the 65th World Leprosy Day, Sunday, the Departmental Director of Health and Public Hygiene, Dr Ipo Jérémie, indicated that 16 new ones were screened in 2017. According to Dr Ipo, these are six women and 10 men. No child case has been detected and among the 16 new cases, there are three cases of infirmity. Thus, we note a drop in cases in 2017 because in 2016, the San Pedro Health District recorded 26 new cases of leprosy. “With these figures, we can deduce that the prevalence of the District is below the threshold of one case per 10,000 inhabitants, a rate that the Organization …

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Côte d’Ivoire / International / Dental caries is due to the action of the 3 combined factors, explains a doctor in the DRC

Tooth decay is the most common disease of the oral cavity

Abidjan, May 11 (AIP) – Tooth decay is caused by the action of the three factors combined, a doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Dr Arnold Mukuku Lemba, general practitioner at Christ Amour Hospital explained on Wednesday. in the commune of Mont Ngafula, during an interview with the Congolese Press Agency (AC). According to this doctor, it is dental plaque (substance that forms on the tooth, made up of food debris, salivary mucus and bacteria), the ground (constitution of the inherited tooth) and food. The bacteria of dental plaque assimilate sugar quickly, proliferate and secrete an acid that attacks the tooth and causes the formation of a cavity, all the more easily as the tissues …

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