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Medical services

Precautions

a- Yellow Fever Vaccination

In accordance with International Health Regulations, travelers seeking entry into Côte d’Ivoire must present a valid international yellow fever vaccination certificate. Failure to do so will result in a vaccination upon arrival at the Felix Houphouet Boigny international airport. This will cost 7 000 CFA Francs (10.7 Euros).

b- Malaria Prevention

Malaria prevention methods mainly involve taking medication to avoid contracting the disease (chemoprophylaxis) and taking appropriate measures to prevent mosquito bites which transmit malaria as well as other diseases.

  • Chemoprophylaxis

For malaria prevention for individuals from countries free of the disease, it is advised to take one capsule of Mefloquine (Lariam) 250 mg per week for five weeks (1 capsule a week before arrival, 1 capsule during your stay, and 1 capsule per week for three weeks following your return). This is in accordance with the National Program for the Fight Against Malaria.

  • Mosquito bite prevention methods

The following methods are recommended to prevent mosquito bites:

  • Cover any exposed skin by wearing long sleeve shirts, trousers, and a hat especially in the evening.
  • Use appropriate insect repellents and insecticides.
  • Stay and sleep in rooms with air conditioning or appropriate protection.
  • Sleep with a treated mosquito net.

c- Food and Water Sanitation

Food and water sanitation help protect against diarrheal diseases.

To this end:

  • Wash hands with clean water and soap after using restrooms and before meals.
  • Avoid eating raw foods.
  • Wash fruits and vegetables with clean water and bleach.
  • Avoid drinking from water sachets.
  • Only drink bottled or tap water.

d- Tobacco Smoke Pollution Prevention

According to governmental decree № 2012-980 regarding the prohibition of smoking in public spaces and on public transportation passed on October 10th 2012:

Article 3: Smoking in public spaces and on public transportation is prohibited.

Article 9:  Offenders will be fined from 15 000 CFA to 100,000 CFA for smoking in closed or open public spaces or in public transportation.

(Visit website for the National Program in the Fight against Tobacco and Other Addictions: Pnlta.org)

Concerning Medical Assistance

Medical assistance will be available on site in case of emergency for Heads of Delegations and delegates.

Services provided will include emergency medical assistance during workshops and sanitary transportations to a designated local hospital if need be.

Medical expenses at the delegation/delegates own cost.

It is recommended that all delegation members have adequate medical insurance covering all costs.

All medical evacuation towards country of origin or any other destination will be done via scheduled flight and all costs will be covered by the petitioner.

All delegations are invited to fill out the medical information sheet for the Head of the delegation and include any dietary restrictions (see appendix 3). This sheet must be forwarded to President BENIE BI Vroh Joseph to the following email address: (create an email address). If needed, the delegates are encouraged to contact SAMU who will be responsible for treatment on site or transportation to the appropriate medical facility.

Verified number for summit approved organizations

Public Organisations

SAMU :22 48 24 60
Institut de Cardiologie d’Abidjan (ICA) : 21 25 52 30
Groupement des Sapeurs Pompiers Militaires :
Centre Hospitalo-Universitaire (CHU) de Treichville : 21 25 65 70
Centre Hospitalo-Universitaire (CHU) de Cocody : 22 48 10 02 / 03
Hôpital Général de Bassam : 21 30 10 80

Private Organisations

Polyclinique Sainte Anne Marie : 22 48 31 02
Polyclinique Farah : 21 23 08 00
Polyclinique Hotel Dieu : 21 25 79 19
Groupe Médical du Plateau : 20 22 20 29

It is recommended that delegates undergoing long term medical treatment bring their medication for the length of their stay.

In case of death, transportation of any corpses will be the appropriate Embassy’s responsibility.

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