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MSF in Ivory Coast, 2008
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After 18 years, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) ended all its programs in Côte d’Ivoire in October 2008.
Following the peace agreement signed in 2007, the dismantling of the Zone de Confiance and the gradual return of staff to medical facilities in the north and west, MSF carried out successive withdrawals from Bouaké, Guiglo, Man, Danané, and Bangolo, although teams responded to a short-term nutritional crisis in Odienné, in the northwest of the country.
In March, teams handed over the mobile clinics and the mobile nutrition program they had managed in the western region of Côte d’Ivoire to the local authorities.
Handing over the Bangolo program, where 400 hospital admissions, 8,000 consultations, and 130 deliveries had been provided each month, MSF lobbied for the free health care to continue.
MSF worked in Côte d’Ivoire from 1990 to 2008.