Bingerville, Cote d’Ivoire – The mother-child hospital in Bingerville, a suburb east of Abidjan, will be inaugurated in March 2018, Ivorian First Lady Dominique Ouattara said on a visit on Thursday. the site of the health facility with the wives of several African Heads of State present in Abidjan as part of the 5th African Union-European Union Summit.
“The next few weeks will be used to complete the development of the hospital to be inaugurated in March 2018,” said the wife of the Ivorian president who is also the initiator and promoter of this establishment. through its Children of Africa Foundation.
“The Mother-Child Hospital in Bingerville was designed to provide moms and their children with the specific health care they need,” said Ouattara, adding, “I am committed to building this facility. which will greatly relieve the populations, not only of Côte d’Ivoire, but also of the subregion “.
Regarding the financing of the hospital, she pointed out that it was made from private funds obtained through Ivorian and international donors. “The hospital will have a home for the sick children of cancer offered by his highness Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco through its foundation,” Ouattara also revealed.
Before her, Silva Anoma, scientific and medical director of the mother-child hospital, presented the medical project of the said health facility. Several medical specialties will be offered by the hospital, she announced, listing among others, neonatalogy, general pediatrics, pediatric ENT, pediatric surgery, gynecology and obstetrics.
Ms. Anoma, who praised Mrs. Ouattara’s foresight in creating a health facility dedicated to the mother-child relationship, assured that her institution would provide quality care.
“The mother-child hospital is socially responsible in its essence because high-level care will be provided, but in addition, equity in care will be respected,” she said. For her part, the Ivorian Minister of Health and Public Hygiene, Raymonde Goudou Coffie, expressed the gratitude of her ministerial department to Ms. Ouattara saying that, in the wake of the Ivorian crisis of 2011, “the image that presenting our country in the health field was catastrophic “.
The mother-child hospital, said Mrs. Coffie, “responds to the concern of the State of Côte d’Ivoire”. The maternal-child hospital of Bingerville is a hospital structure of private non-profit law participating in public service hospital, explained in turn, Frédéric Du Sart, general director of the said hospital that it is built on 16,000 m² with 123 beds, 7 operating theater rooms, medical and imaging equipment of the latest generation.
On the managerial level, concluded, Mr. Du Sart, 475 professional civil servants and private personnel make up the medical, paramedical and administrative teams of the establishment which also has a “university character”. In 2012, the first Ivorian lady launched the project to build a mother-child hospital. The work was launched in June 2013.