Health Formalities

All hotels have medical and health services available to customers.  Should the need arise, contact the hotel reception.

There will be a clearly indicated health centre at Hotel Ivoire which will be open from 7.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. during official national and international events. The centre will have medication, doctors and nurses (male and female) as well as support staff to attend to you. After 6 p.m, ambulance services will be available throughout the night.

In compliance with WHO requirements, the Ivorian government requires travellers entering the country to present a yellow fever vaccination certificate.

Participants without a yellow fever vaccination certificate will be vaccinated on the spot at the international airport health post.

Some practical advice: Please take simple precautions. The city of Abidjan presents no major risks. Pharmacies often sell the same products as in Europe. However, it is advisable to properly wash raw vegetable and, if possible, peel fruits before eating them.

Before bathing in the sea after a walk on the beach it is recommended to wet the nape of one’s neck to prevent any risk of fainting.

Malaria is endemic in Côte d’Ivoire. Symptoms are similar to those of flu and they include splitting headaches, shivering and high temperature. Cases of malaria which do not present all these symptoms have been reported. Delegates are advised to take the necessary anti-malaria medicine before travelling.

If in doubt, it is advisable to take a thick blood smear test in a laboratory or to consult a doctor. Most hotels are air-conditioned and are often equipped with mosquito nets. It is preferable to use a canned insecticide or mosquito repellent once it is dusk.

Hospitals and Special Assistance in case of Emergencies in Abidjan:

Cocody CHU -Abidjan
Cocody, Boulevard de l’Université de Cocody
P.O. Box v 13 Abidjan
Tel: 22 44 90 00 / 22 44 90 38

Treichville CHU - Abidjan
Treichville, Boulevard de Marseille
01 P.O.Box v 03 Abidjan
Tel: 21 25 65 70 / 21 24 91 22 Fax: 23 46 67 27

National Anti-Tuberculosis Centre - Abidjan
Adjamé beside the INSP
01 P.O. Box v 123 Abidjan
Tel: 20 37 94 26

Emergency Doctors - Abidjan
Tel: 07 08 26 26

SAMU (Ambulance Service) - Abidjan
Tel: 22 44 34 15

SOS Doctors - Abidjan
Tel: 22 44 53 53

Red Cross - Abidjan
Tel: 20 32 13 35

Blue Cross - Abidjan
Tel.: 20 37 00 53

Aviciennes Clinic
Tel.: 21 26 04 16

Bietry CMC
Tel: 21 25 25 60 / 21 35 62 47

GOCI
Tel: 23 46 60 30 / 22 44 52 49

Hotel Dieu Clinic
Tel: 21 24 19 00 / 21 25 79 19

PISAM
Tel: 22 44 51 32 - 22 44 30 10