Côte d´Ivoire continues to record high child and maternal mortality despite free healthcare for children and mothers. The European Commission's humanitarian aid and civil protection department (ECHO), France's development agency (AFD) and the Government of Côte d´Ivoire joined forces and continue to work to reinforce the health system.
In the aftermath of the 2010-2011 post-electoral crisis, the European Commission initiated a Partnership for Transition to restore basic health services, improve food security and foster social cohesion benefiting millions of Ivorians in the regions most affected by the crisis.
Today, the country is stable and enjoys steep economic growth; however, the transition from Relief to Rehabilitation and Development (LRRD) needs to be sustained. Tensions and sporadic violence persist in the border region with Liberia. Conflict prevention and programmes to enhance social cohesion remain important.
Following the Ebola* epidemic in the neighbouring countries, including Liberia, which hosts Ivorian refugees, humanitarian partners undertook preparedness and prevention activities such as training, sensitisation and the pre-positioning of supplies.