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Last updated: June 18, 2020

May 5, 2020

On March 11, 2020 the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Cote d’Ivoire. And, reports of the virus drove deep concern throughout many communities.  It also drove Ivorians like Yao Kouassi, a driver at the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) Côte d’Ivoire office toward quick action aimed at helping to prevent the spread of the virus. 

March 10, 2020

A warm, energetic hum seems to follow Amichia Solange as she goes from patient to patient, sharing goodbye hugs as each woman heads out the door. At Mouyassue Rural Health Center in Côte d’Ivoire, Amichia is one half of the indispensable duo that provides medical care to women throughout all stages of pregnancy. Amichia and her fellow midwife see more than 400 pregnant women a year. What these pregnant women learn from Amichia, if they don’t already know, is that malaria infection in pregnancy is a major threat to their lives and the health of their babies.

March 9, 2020

A warm, energetic hum seems to follow Amichia Solange as she goes from patient to patient, sharing goodbye hugs as each woman heads out the door. At Mouyassue Rural Health Center in Côte d’Ivoire, Amichia is one half of the indispensable duo that provides medical care to women throughout all stages of pregnancy. Amichia and her fellow midwife see more than 400 pregnant women a year. What these pregnant women learn from Amichia, if they don’t already know, is that malaria infection in pregnancy is a major threat to their lives and the health of their babies.

February 28, 2020

Through its urban sanitation program, Sanitation Service Delivery (SSD), USAID trains and encourages masons, plumbers, building technicians,and other private sectors actors to provide quality sanitation services and products. Implemented by the Population Services International (PSI), the project has trained entrepreneurs since 2014. Under a brand created by SSD, those entrepreneurs offer low-cost and effective sanitation products including latrines, septic tanks, double pit latrines to low income households in Benin and Côte d'Ivoire.

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.

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