Côte d’Ivoire is one of the largest economies in West Africa, yet strains from past political and economic upheaval have impacted the country’s fragile health system. As a result, women and their families face limited access to reproductive health services and the modern contraceptive prevalence rate remains low despite the government’s efforts.
EngenderHealth supports the Ministry of Health and local organizations in Côte d’Ivoire that are working to enhance the delivery of sexual and reproductive health services through capacity building of stakeholders in the field, financial support, and advocacy and communications initiatives. We also help to increase access to the full range of available contraceptive methods, particularly long-acting reversible contraceptives and permanent methods, for men, women, youth, and adolescents.
Additionally, EngenderHealth advocates for improved access to comprehensive abortion care (including postabortion care) in Côte d’Ivoire with an emphasis on amplifying women’s and youth’s voices as well as supporting effective national and regional coordination efforts.