Cote D'Ivoire


Cote D'Ivoire

Cote D'Ivoire:
  • Lymphatic Filariasis
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Onchocerciasis
  • Hookworm
  • Trichuriasis (Whipworm)
  • Ascariasis (Roundworm)

Ivorians are at risk for lymphatic filariasis


are at risk for schistosomiasis


are at risk for onchocerciasis


children are at risk for intestinal worms

Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) in West Africa is home to five of the most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs): lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, parasitic intestinal worms, trachoma and schistosomiasis, the most deadly NTD. In the past, political conflict has disrupted NTD treatment. The recent political stability in Côte d’Ivoire has provided opportunities for the Ivorian government and Ministry of Health to renew their commitment to eliminating these diseases by 2020.

A multifaceted approach toward NTD control with a focus on water, sanitation and hygiene in addition to treatment, will enable communities to avoid the primary causes of these diseases of poverty and control NTDs.

Cote D'Ivoire

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With the funding support of END7, the Ministry of Health and Helen Keller International will enhance the effectiveness of national NTD treatment programs with education about NTDs. Helen Keller International will develop and distribute materials on preventing schistosomiasis and intestinal worm infections to 700 health care workers, 5,000 primary school teachers and 3,000 community health volunteers. These materials will educate communities on how to stop the spread of NTDs, ultimately sharing this important message with 2.5 million people, including more than 600,000 school-aged children.


This project will be implemented by a National NTD Steering Committee consisting of the Côte d’Ivoire Ministry of Health’s National Control Program, Helen Keller International, and representatives from other partners including the World Health Organization, Rotary International’s Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group and FHI 360’s United States Agency for International Development-funded END in Africa project.

This project will be conducted in coordination with and in support of Côte d’Ivoire’s National Program for Schistosomiasis and Lymphatic Filariasis Control and the National Program for Eye Health and Onchocerciasis Control.


work continues

Recent NTD mass drug administration efforts by the Ministry of Health, Helen Keller International and the END in Africa project treated more than 1.1 million Ivorians in the Bas Sassandra and Alépé regions of Côte d’Ivoire, exceeding the minimum threshold recommended for successful elimination efforts. Integrating established NTD programs with additional community-based health and sanitation education will build on these successes, maximizing resources, cross-promoting healthy behaviors and making sustainable gains toward the elimination of NTDs in Côte d’Ivoire by 2020.

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Key Interventions
in Cote D'Ivoire
  • Training

    health workers and volunteers

  • Getting the Word Out

    so everyone takes the medicine

  • Hygiene Education

    to teach safer habits