Mother-Child Hospital of Bingerville
The Foundation of Her Royal Highness Lalla Salma, Spouse of King Mohammed VI of Morocco will soon build a house of life for the reception of children victims of cancer and their families in the realms of the Mother-Child Hospital of Bingerville. Details of the implementation of this project were given during a meeting between a delegation of the Lalla Salma Foundation and some members of Children Of Africa Foundation led by Mrs. Dominique Ouattara, President of this Foundation, on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 In Cocody. This center supports the Pediatric Oncology Center at the MCH in Bingerville.
The life house will include twenty rooms, an administration, a space of care and a playground for the children. It allow the reduction of the rate of care abandonment due to the duration of the treatment and sometimes to the absence of accommodation centers for the parents of the sick children.
After the meeting with Mrs. Dominique Ouattara, Founder of Children Of Africa, Dr. Chami Khazra, Head of the Delegation of the Lalla Salma Foundation, was kind enough to tell us about the object of this meeting.
"Upon an invitation of Her Excellency Dominique Ouattara, First Lady of Cote d'Ivoire, we had a meeting aimed at building the House of Life for children with cancer and their families in Abidjan. It is a well thought-out project between Her Excellency the First Lady and Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Salma, the wife of His Majesty King Mohammed VI. It is therefore a project that will enable many Ivorian children to benefit from quality care at the Mother-Child Hospital of Bingerville where a pediatric oncology service has been built, and that will soon start its activities.
This house of life is a concept that will allow children to continue their treatment from the beginning to the end. It will help increase the cure rate of children with cancer, but also reduce the drop-out rate of children who start their treatment. Generally, this abandonment is due to the absence of an accommodation center near the oncology center, "he said.
«Before this meeting, the team of the Lalla Salma Foundation led by Dr. Chami Khazraji visited the Mother-Child Hospital in Bingerville.