An hour away from Yamoussoukro, the capital of the Ivory Coast, is Bouaflé, a city of about 90,000 residents. Despite its population, it possesses only one small public hospital, offering very limited services. Fundación Recover decided to throw our support behind the Centre de Santé Monaco, a dispensary in Bouaflé and one of our first projects in the country, where we are beginning to incorporate centers into our network through Health 2.0, the telemedicine program connecting Spanish and African doctors via the Internet.
Following the acquisition of an ECG machine and fetal doppler, the center has begun to offer prenatal monitoring, while carrying out rural prevention campaigns in local villages. It is a hospital with great potential, demonstrating a sustained pace of patient growth –from 700 monthly consultations at the end of 2016 to 760 in 2017. In light of this, in 2018 we increase our support and continue contributing to maternal-child health in Bouaflé, with the goal of ensuring safe pregnancies and deliveries for both mothers and their future children.