Cote D Ivoire Health

Côte d’Ivoire is setting the health sector back on its feet after a decade of armed conflict and political division. As the 2012-15 National Health Development Plan reached its closing period, progress seemed clear and the country was geared towards rebuilding and constructing health infrastructure and facilities, training and hiring personnel, setting new standards and, ultimately, working to provide widespread health care coverage at an affordable cost. The next iteration of the plan, covering the 2016-20 period, has allocated significant funds for the improvement of health care in the country, with the private sector likely to continue playing a primary role via investments in the form of public-private partnerships. This chapter contains an interview with Ange Désiré Yapi, Director-General, Nouvelle Pharmacie de la Santé Publique de Côte d’Ivoire.