Population’s access to health care


The members of the "Kodjou" tribe, from 22 villages of Tiébissou department have celebrated, Thursday, October 8, 2015, the inauguration of the "Dominique Ouattara" health center of Koua-Kouassikro. Built as part of the Presidential Emergency Program (PEP), the center consists of a dispensary and a maternity ward that will enable the people of that landlocked locality have access to quality health care. Mrs. Dominique Ouattara has been invited there by Brigadier General, Kouakou Kouassi Gervais, Senior Commander of the National Gendarmerie to sponsor the ceremony. The guest of honor was doubly honored at the ceremony. Because in addition to her name given to this health center, the population of Koua Kouassikro headed by their chief Nanan Kouakou Raphael, were keen to  the wife of the head of state as the Queen Mother tribe "Kodjou". Thus, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara has been christened Nanan Akissi N'Go in memory of Nanan Akoissi Wê, Queen Mother founder of the tribe. An honor but also a responsibility towards her brethren of Koua-Kouassikro. Moreover, it is the hands full of gifts that the new Queen Mother made the trip to Koua-Kouassikro.

Because Mrs. Dominique Ouattara took advantage of the framework of this ceremony to proceed to the health center equipment bearing his name and provide significant donations to the populations. So she offered an ambulance and biomedical equipment to the new health center, sanitation and hygiene supplies and equipment, equipment to primary schools, school canteens and for women of Koua-Kouassikro. The value of these donations in kind: 56 million CFA francs. In addition to these in-kind donations, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara has offered more than six million CFA francs to the people. So the total value of all donations is  62.3 million CFA francs offered by the wife of the head of the state offered to the people of Koua-Kouassikro. In return, the people of this city have also offered food donations and a beautiful painting of the presidential couple.