Cote D'Ivoire

Cote D'Ivoire

Platform: There is currently no existing formal multisectoral One Health coordinating mechanism in Côte D’Ivoire.

Stakeholders: Primary stakeholders are the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene, Ministry of Animal and Fishery Resources, Ministry of Sanitary, Environment and Sustainable Development, Ministry of Water and Forestry. Additional stakeholders include the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ministry of Defense; Ministry of the Interior and Security; Ministry of transportation; Ministry of Economy and Finance; Ministry for the Promotion of Women, the Family and Solidarity; Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development; Ministry of Communication, Digital Economy and Post; Ministry of the Budget and the State Portfolio, and Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

Founded: In 2015, during the Ebola crisis, the government of Côte D’Ivoire established a multisectoral committee, delegating the coordination to the Ministry of Health in the GHSA implementation framework. A national GHSA focal point has been appointed and a GHSA coordination secretariat established within the National Institute of Public Hygiene (INHP) of the Ministry of Health. In June 2017, after a series of consultative workshops supported by P&R, key stakeholders validated an institutional framework and draft decree for the creation of the One Health platform in Cote d’Ivoire, in order to replace the existing Ebola committee.

P&R supported a consultative process on developing the national multisectoral coordination mechanism, including successive technical meetings with focal points and technical directors, which led to the validation of the institutional framework and a draft decree for the creation of the One Health Platform in Cote d’Ivoire. The platform includes a steering Committee with key ministers, a technical coordination committee, a multisectoral technical secretariat in charge of the day-to-day coordination of the platform, and a Public Health Emergency Operations Center for coordination of response to public health events and threats. In June 2017, in collaboration with the CDC, USAID, WHO, and other stakeholders, P&R also supported the implementation of the zoonotic disease prioritization process.

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One Health Technical Advisor, Cote D’Ivoire

Dr. Taha serves as the National One Health Technical Advisor for P&R in Cote D’Ivoire, joining P&R from the Ministry of Animal and Fishery Resources in the Veterinary Services Department. At the department, Dr. Taha monitored the implementation of the Pan African Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Eradication Campaign (PATTEC) initiative. He holds his doctor of veterinary medicine from the Institute of Veterinary Sciences of Bilda in Algeria and his master’s in Tropical Animal Health from the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium.

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