• Health

    OBG reviews the government and private health sectors highlighting opportunities for international medical providers to enter local markets. Overall spending, ratios of medical staff, facilities per capita and project spending plans are analysed. Health tourism also comes under scrutiny where relevant.
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Articles & Analysis | Expanding access: Rolling out universal health cover from The Report: Cote d'Ivoire 2015

Like many of its West African neighbours, Côte d’Ivoire suffers from an underdeveloped and overburdened public health infrastructure. To address the country’s public health challenges, the government has adopted a strategy focusing on expanding access to basic care, in particular for women and children.

Articles & Analysis | High priority: The government is taking steps to reform the system from The Report: Cote d'Ivoire 2015

Investment in public education has stalled over the past several decades, impeded first by the debt crisis of the 1980s and then by the outbreak of civil war. As Koffi N’Guessan, head of studies for the directorate of planning, evaluation and statistics at the Ministry of National Education and Technical Training (Ministère de l’Education...

Articles & Analysis | Renewed focus: Addressing challenges and improving coverage with the introduction of a universal health care law from The Report: Cote d'Ivoire 2015

After over a decade of political instability and armed conflict, Côte d’Ivoire is beginning to rebuild its public health sector. A recent vote for a 29% increase in the budget of the Ministry of Health and the Fight against AIDS (Ministère de la Santé et de la Lutte Contre le SIDA, MSLS) and large donor contributions for basic services signal a...

Interviews & Viewpoints | OBG talks to Oumar Kébé, General Manager for West Africa, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) from The Report: Cote d'Ivoire 2015

What are your expectations for the roll-out of universal health coverage in Côte d’Ivoire?

Chapter | Health & Education from The Report: Cote d'Ivoire 2015

After over a decade of political instability and armed conflict, Côte d’Ivoire is beginning to rebuild its public health sector. A recent vote for a 29% increase in the budget of the Ministry of Health and the Fight against AIDS and large donor contributions for basic services signal a good start. Côte d’Ivoire’s health sector challenges cut across multiple areas: staffing, infrastructure,...

Report | The Report: Cote d'Ivoire 2015

A heavyweight within the West African Economic and Monetary Union, accounting for 35% of the eight-member region’s GDP, Côte d’Ivoire’s growth is a bellwether for Francophone West Africa. An ambitious government spending programme and a range of pro-business reforms are set to boost economic activity going forward.