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On an official visit to Côte d'Ivoire

On an official visit to Côte d'Ivoire
The First Lady of Rwanda discovers the Bingerville Mother-Child’s Hospital
The First Lady of Rwanda discovers the Bingerville Mother-Child’s Hospital
The First Lady of Rwanda discovers the Bingerville Mother-Child’s Hospital

Rwandan President Paul Kagamé and his wife have been on official visits since yesterday in Côte d'Ivoire. On the sidelines of this visit, Mrs. Jeannette Kagamé, First Lady of Rwanda visited the Mother and Child’s Hospital in Bingerville on Thursday, December 20, 2018.

After their arrival at the Bingerville Mother and Child’s Hospital around 11 am, the two First Ladies began the ceremony with a guided tour of the hospital. After visiting the different units, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara and her distinguished guests went to the amphitheater of the hospital for the official ceremony. It recorded the presence of several personalities including Mr. Eugène Aka Aouélé, Minister of Health and Public Hygiene, Mrs. Raymonde Goudou Coffie, Minister of Modernization of the Administration and Innovation of the Public Service and Professor Ibrahim Sega Sangaré, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bingerville Children's Hospital.

Major project of Mrs. Dominique Ouattara, First Lady and President of Children of Africa Foundation, the Bingerville Children's Hospital shows her several years commitment to the well-being of women and children. Beyond this, the two First Ladies hospital shared a common goal through their mission to offer quality care to the mother and the child. A common commitment that Mrs Kagamé did not fail to raise after her visit to the Hospital. Thus, according to Mr. Paul Kagamé's wife, the health of the mother and the child have also been a priority for her Foundation called "Imbuto". She also congratulated Mrs. Dominique Ouattara for her commitment to the welfare of mothers and children. For Ms. Kagame, the desire of Mrs. Dominique Ouattara to offer quality care to the mother and the child  shows that they are important. That's why she felt that by carrying this initiative she bet on human dignity. Mrs. Dominique Ouattara, President of Children Of Africa, pleased to welcome her guest speaker, took the opportunity to present the various Foundation areas of intervention. Concerning the Bingerville MCH, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara explained that the construction project of this hospital was born as a result of the missions that she carried out for several years in the countryside.

 

"The Bingerville Mother-Child’s Hospital is the largest humanitarian project carried out by our Foundation in the health sector. This hospital has been designed to provide moms and their children with the specific care they need. Indeed, all the missions that we have carried out for several years across Côte d'Ivoire, made me realize the need to have in our country, this type of specialized establishment entirely dedicated to the mother and the child, "she said. Taking stock of the functioning of the MCH since its opening, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara revealed that to date, the hospital receives several hundred patients per day, and records more than 265 births. In addition, she emphasized the humanitarian aspect of the hospital. "In addition, 25% of our patients are poor people who are cared for and treated free of charge. Our goal is to help as much as possible the many disadvantaged families who can not access health care, "said Dominique Ouattara. Finally, she congratulated her guest for her humanitarian actions in the education sector through the Green Hill Academy and for the fight against AIDS, through the Imbuto Foundation. She ended by wishing a strong relations between Côte d'Ivoire and Rwanda.

Mr. Eugène Aka Aouélé, Minister of Health and Public Hygiene explained the health component of the government program. In addition, he explained that social and health sectors are part of the President’s priorities. According to him, the program proceeds from a dream. This is to ensure that Ivorians receive quality care. According to the Minister of Health and Public Hygiene, the Bingerville Children's Hospital fits perfectly into the vision of the President of the Republic.

Mr. Frédéric Du Sart, General Director of the Bingerville Children's Hospital, and Professor Sylvia Da Silva-Anoma, Medical and Scientific Director, presented the hospital in turn. The ceremony ended with a cocktail offered in the hospital lobby.