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Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:30am


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 .  

Dr. Lowenthal highlighted the importance of:

  • Ensuring increased and adequate financing for primary health care;
  • Ensuring users fees are not applied to HIV/AIDS, malaria and other primary health care programs
  • Holding health systems accountable for effectiveness, efficiency and accountability to improve performance in this sector to be measured against change in health status.  

The United States of America is the largest donor to health in Côte d'Ivoire, particularly in the acquisition of inputs for HIV / AIDS and malaria. They are also the main donor of the Global Fund to fight Tuberculosis, Malaria and HIV / AIDS.

USAID Administrator in a cocoa farm with Advisor to the White House
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 12:45pm

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.

Members of the One Health Workforce stands for a family picture.
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 7:45am

On March 6, 2018, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, University Félix Houphouët-Boigny, and the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the One Health Workforce in Côte d’Ivoire during a stakeholder meeting.  Implemented by Institute Pasteur de Côte d’Ivoire (IPCI), the University of Minnesota and Tufts University the One Health workforce mechanism gathers Students and professors from private and public universities of the country and members from key ministers and international organizations.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 4:15am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to announce the signing of a new partnership with Entrepreneurial Solutions Partners (ESP) to promote small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Côte d'Ivoire.  The Capacity Building Program for SMEs is an innovative project that will create nearly 2,500 jobs, including 1,500 in rural areas.  This public-private partnership aims to transform the entrepreneurial landscape and to inspire a generation of youth and women business leaders.

A threat to global food security
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 11:45am

In 2016, an invasive crop pest called the fall armyworm (FAW) was first confirmed in Africa. Native to the Americas, FAW can feed on 80 different crop species including maize, a staple food consumed by over 300 million African smallholder farm families. The crop pest has since been found in over 30 African countries, posing a significant threat to food security, income and livelihoods.

Map of Sub Saharan Africa with the new and exisiting PMI countries
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 3:15am

Today, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced that the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by USAID and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will launch new country programs in Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Niger, and Sierra Leone, and expand its existing program in Burkina Faso.