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Woman carrying her infant at a post-natal visit
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Achieving an aids-free generation

The U.S. government, through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), has invested around $1.7 billion in Côte d’Ivoire since 2004. USAID works closely with the Government of Côte d’Ivoire, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Department of Defense to help save lives, prevent new infections and accelerate progress towards controlling the epidemic in Côte d’Ivoire. In 2018, PEPFAR funding provided antiretroviral treatment for 248,190 people, including 14,422 pregnant women; HIV testing services for 2.3 million people; and care and support for 267,813 HIV-infected and affected orphans, vulnerable children, and their caregivers.

Rolling-back malaria

Led by USAID and implemented jointly with CDC, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) is deeply committed to the elimination of malaria. Launched in 2017 in Côte d’Ivoire, PMI is partnering with the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to roll out cost-effective, life-saving interventions to reduce malaria cases in communities. Interventions include distribution and promotion of the use of insecticide-treated mosquito nets, preventive treatment for pregnant women, prompt diagnosis and early treatment of malaria cases using effective medications in health facilities as well as in communities, indoor residual spraying of houses to reduce mosquito populations, and capacity building of the National Malaria Control Program to manage a growing program. PMI has invested $50 million in Côte d’Ivoire since 2017. 

Reaching elimination of neglected tropical diseases

In Côte d'Ivoire, five neglected tropical diseases, namely lymphatic filariasis, soil-transmitted helminthiasis, schistosomiasis, onchocerciasis and trachoma, constitute a public health concern because of their morbidity and profound impact on poor populations and how this perpetuates the cycle of poverty.  USAID has invested approximately $7 million between 2016 and 2018 and will mobilize $2.5 million dollars each year over the next five years to help control and eliminate NTDs.  

Responding to emerging health threats

Through the Global Health Security Agenda, USAID is working closely with its partners to prevent, detect, and respond to disease threats through a sustainable national capacity.  To encourage a whole-of-government response, USAID has invested in workshops, training, and simulation exercises that bring together multidisciplinary experts to develop and refine the national health security strategy and action plan for emerging and reemerging health threats. This multisectoral “One Health” approach is essential, given many of these disease threats arise from the interface of animal, human, and environmental health issues. 

Improving outcomes for maternal and reproductive health

At a regional level, USAID is supporting postpartum family planning activities targeting poor and underserved populations in urban areas.  

Water, hygiene and sanitation

USAID supports in the West Africa region to influence the sanitation sector to create a more effective, sustainable and inclusive sanitation market for the urban and peri-urban poor through scalable interventions that engage private sector service providers to create a strong enabling environment for sanitation.

 

Last updated: November 22, 2019

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