Cote d'Ivoire


In the West African nation of Ivory Coast, the rate of women dying due to complications in pregnancy or childbirth is high.

The country’s healthcare system was badly affected by the political and military crises of 2002-2010, and it has struggled to recover in the face of drug stock-outs, budgetary restrictions, and a lack of trained health workers.

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) first worked in Ivory Coast in 1990, and our work there has focused on responding to armed conflict, and supporting maternal and child health.