Health sector: The MCH of Bingerville receives the AP-HP Silver Quality Certification

The Mother and Child’s Hospital of Bingerville received the silver quality certification from the Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), on Monday 30 September 2019.

The AP-HP label were awarded to Mrs Dominique Ouattara, President of the Children Of Africa Foundation in the presence of Mr Aka Aouélé Eugène, Minister of Health and Public Hygiene, Mr Martin Hirsch, Director General of Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), Mr Gilles Huberson, Ambassador of France to Côte d’Ivoire, Mr Jobst Von Kirchmann, Ambassador of the European Union to Côte d’Ivoire, partners and the hospital staff.

After receiving the AP-HP certification, Dominique Ouattara explained the road travelled since the opening of the hospital in Bingerville.  According to her, the search for excellence has enabled the MCH to compete for the AP-HP certification. “The quality approach in which we have always registered orselves has enabled us to get results, which have encouraged us to compete for the AP-HP certification. The AP-HP certification that has just been presented to you is the one given to institutions that meet international standards in terms of infrastructure, equipment and quality of care. It is very important for us to receive this because France has one of the most efficient health systems in the world,” explained Ms Dominique Ouattara.  This quality certification is all the more important as the MCH of Bingerville is currently the first health establishment in the sub-region to have it. A certification that makes the MCH a reference hospital in Africa and around the world. ” I look back with emotion on the journey I have made. Difficult moments that are now replaced by relief and pride. Yes, we did it! The Dominique Ouattara Mother and Child’s Hospital in Bingerville is now a reference hospital, with a AP-HP certification” she said with satisfaction.

Eugène Aka Aouélé, Minister of Health and Public Hygiene, welcomed Mrs Dominique Ouattara’s commitment to improving the quality of care in Côte d’Ivoire. He mentioned the achievements and actions of the President of Children Of Africa for decades in the health sector.  For the latter, the awarding ofthe AP-HP silver quality certification is in line with the President’s policy for developing and improving care. Finally, he argued that this certification comes at the right time as the Government is preparing to officially launch the Universal Health Coverage (CMU).

Martin Hirsch, Director General of the AP-HP, took the opportunity to explain the process to obtain the certification and congratulate the MCH staff for their professionalism and dynamism.

Dr Nicole Perrier, Project Manager, also focused on the modus operandi of labelling. She congratulated the exceptional mobilization of MCH staff when the process was launched.

Hachim Diop, MCH Executive Director, congratulated his staff for the work done. He explained that the MCH of Bingerville has set itself the goal of improving the safety of care. “At the Mother and Child’s Hospital of Bingerville, we have to follow this guideline because it is part of our goal of providing  quality care to the Mother and the Child” he explained. He also congratulated Ms. Dominique Ouattara, because with her dynamism and love for excellence, she has been able to push the staff.

It should be noted that a cocktail party ended the ceremony.