The President of the Republic, H.E. Alassane OUATTARA, chaired a Council of Ministers on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, in Yamoussoukro, at the Félix HOUPHOUËT-BOIGNY Foundation for Peace Research.
The Minister of Health and Public Hygiene, Dr. Eugène Aka Aka AOUÉLÉ, presided over the ceremony to launch the 2019 edition of the national campaign for the promotion of maternal, newborn and child health on April 5, 2019 at the headquarters of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research in Yamoussoukro. This ceremony was organized by the National Health and Children’s Programme in the presence of representatives of partner organizations such as WHO, UNICEF and UNFPA.
Dr. Aouélé said that there are many obstacles to the momentum towards reducing maternal, newborn and child mortality in Côte d’Ivoire, including the predominance of medical causes, which account for 80% of obstacles such as bleeding and dystocias. According to him, frequent breakdowns of blood products and essential drugs and the deterioration in the quality of services in maternity hospitals, mainly attributed to health personnel, are among the obstacles to reducing maternal and child mortality rates. The Chief Health Officer in Côte d’Ivoire reported that 52 per cent of referral facilities do not offer blood transfusion and caesarean section is not performed in 34 referral facilities. For him, this campaign is therefore an action of his ministry to demonstrate his willingness to promote local exchanges to bring stakeholders together and allow a better distribution of resources to effectively contribute to curbing maternal, newborn and child mortality in Côte d’Ivoire.
Finally, the Minister of Health and Public Hygiene handed over a roadmap to regional prefects for the successful conduct of the campaign throughout Côte d’Ivoire.
On Tuesday, December 18, 2018, a Council of Ministers was held at the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research (FHB Foundation) in Yamoussoukro, under the chairmanship of HE Mr. Alassane OUATTARA, President of the Republic. This was the last council of the year 2018. Their Excellencies Mr. Daniel KABLAN DUNCAN and Mr. Amadou GON COULIBALY, respectively Vice-President and Prime Minister, as well as all the members of the Ivorian government were present.
An international conference was held from October 18 to 20, 2018 at the headquarters of the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Foundation for the Search for Peace (FHB Foundation) in Yamoussoukro. Organized on the occasion of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Year marking the 25th anniversary of the disappearance of the “Apostle of Peace”, this symposium was devoted to the theme: “The Peace Work of Félix Houphouët-Boigny”. registered 115 participants including 23 from Benin, Burkina-Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo and France. This scientific meeting also mobilized national public university institutions and various international organizations such as: Joseph Ki Zerbo Foundation, UNESCO, Academy of Arts Sciences, African Cultures and African Diasporas (ASCAD), National Archives of France and the Center for Diplomatic and Strategic Studies (CEDS) of Paris.
The President of the Republic, HE Mr. Alassane OUATTARA and his counterpart of Burkina Faso, HE Mr. Roch Marc Christian KABORÉ, presided, on Friday, July 27, 2018, to the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research in Yamoussoukro, the work of the 7th Summit Conference of the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation between Côte d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso (TAC 7).