Our Stories | Cote d'Ivoire

Last updated: November 22, 2019

October 31, 2019

When Judith Ayé was a little girl, she knew she wanted to make a difference in her community, a difference that would  empower and help people live better lives. She also knew she enjoyed rolling -up her sleeves and fixing things. Now at age 38, she is a trained plumber leading a nine-man team. However, she’s not just a typical plummer, wearing a safety helmet and a fluorescent vest, this ambitious lady runs her own  business connected to water and sanitation projects in urban areas of ??? It’s hard, sweaty work, that’s a labor of love.

May 14, 2019

Through the Global Health Security Agenda, USAID is working closely with its partners to predict, detect, and respond to emerging disease threats.  These partnerships are broadening USAID’s ongoing health systems strengthening programs for a sustainable national capacity to respond to emerging health threats.  As part of a whole-of-government response, USAID led workshops connecting national health authorities with experts to develop a national Ebola preparedness and response strategy.

January 11, 2018

At the end of 2011, Côte d’Ivoire was emerging from a decade of economic and political instability marked by two civil wars. The country faced significant health challenges, particularly in the area of maternal and child health, and was struggling to prevent and treat HIV, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria. Prolonged conflict led to poor governance and under-funding, both of which weakened the public health sector.

December 6, 2017

The end of year and final bi-monthly meeting of the Health Chiefs of Party with the USAID health team took place at the U.S. Embassy on December 6, 2017.  Thirty-one persons were in attendance. The meetings theme was the Missions expanding health agenda with a focus on the enhancement of collaboration and coordination between partners and with USAID. It also served as an end of year celebration of our joint successes. Presentations were made by the health team on the activities they manage on Family Planning, Malaria, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Global Health Security, and Supply Chain.

October 11, 2017

As global buyers and sellers gathered for the first-ever Mango Symposium in northern Cote d’Ivoire, one South African company needed no introduction to the industry’s potential there. JAB Dried Fruit—one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of dried fruit, nuts and sweets in South Africa—had already contacted USAID’s West Africa Trade and Investment Hub to find suppliers there. At the event in April 2017 its CEO signed its first contract with an Ivorian partner.