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September 9, 2020

In times of crisis, communication is key. From the moment the first cases of  the  coronavirus appeared in Côte d’Ivoire, it was clear, getting information to the masses that raised awareness, reassured people of safety  and provided the right information to Ivorians was vital.  Answering the need to quickly communicate to the masses, the U-Report, an interactive platform used by nearly 2,500,000 young people, aged between 20-24  was launched.  The dynamic digital media platform engaged young people  who were ready to take action for positive change in their community through various tools, partnerships and platforms put in place in the past few years and that are now used for emergency communications. 

December 19, 2019

The United States announced $1.2 million to a local company, Business Management Invest (BMI)-Côte d'Ivoire, to launch a new tax collection system that is more efficient and transparent.  BMI is partnering with researchers from Stanford University and Côte d’Ivoire’s Ministry of Economy and Finance to expand and rigorously test a digital tax system in 33 new municipalities.

A new born is being tested from HIV.
September 30, 2019

USAID is undertaking an aggressive approach towards controlling the HIV epidemic in Côte d’Ivoire with the expansion of access to prevention, care, and treatment services.  For more than 10 years, USAID’s Health Office has worked closely with other U.S. Government agencies to help save the lives of thousands of individuals infected and affected by HIV and AIDS in Côte d’Ivoire through the
President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Dr. Nancy Lowenthal, USAID Côte d'Ivoire  Country Representative,  M. Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund, Mrs. Stephanie Seydoux,Global Health Ambassador,  Mr. Gilles Huberson, French Ambassador in Cote d'Ivoire  stands on a picture with Ivoirian Vice-President and Minister of Health at the Health Financing summit
April 25, 2019

On the sidelines of the high-level panel at the National Dialogue on Health Systems Funding, the Country Representative of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Dr. Nancy Lowenthal met with several donors, and the Vice-President of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire on Thursday April 18, 2019 .

USAID Administrator in a cocoa farm with Advisor to the White House
April 18, 2019

Yesterday, USAID Administrator Mark Green and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump met women entrepreneurs at a cocoa farm in Adzope, Côte d'Ivoire to discuss the Women's Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative, and overcoming economic challenges that women face. The delegation announced a renewed public-private partnership through USAID's W-GDP fund and the World Cocoa Foundation for $2 million, which will catalyze private sector investment in women workers of the cocoa industry.