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Ivory Coast Targets $2.8bn Investments in Domestic Health Sector

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Ivory Coast is targeting $2.8 billion for its health investments between 2020 and 2024, the country’s health ministry has said.

The ministry said the target will be met by a combination of resources and sustained investment in the health sector for universal health-care in the country.

These investments are tailored around seven pillars, notably community health, primary healthcare, human resources, IT, supply chain, integration of the private sector and key reforms in the sector.

“Despite the country’s economic growth and forecast, only 5.9% of the state budget is dedicated to the health sector leading to high dependence on households’ direct spending and foreign aid. It also creates important regional inequality, high inefficiency, and poor health performances –compared with key health indicators,” Health Minister Aka Aouélé said.

He spoke at a national discussion for health financing (Dialogue National Sur le Financement de la Santé-DNFS) in Abidjan.

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