Health Services

Health services in Côte d’Ivoire are of a good standing and the AfDB can manage all types of medical service needs.

As regards the organization of health services during the 2015 Annual Meetings, the following arrangements have been made:

  • A medical centre to provide primary health care services at the Conference Centre of the Annual Meetings; the services will be provided jointly by the Côte d’Ivoire emergency ambulance service (SAMU) and the AfDB Medical Centre.
  • Medical centres have been identified, with referral services for specialist care. These facilities are accessible either directly or through the emergency ambulance service (SAMU) to people who will be at the Conference Centre of the Annual Meetings, as well as in all the major hotels hosting conference participants. The recommended hospitals and clinics are: Polyclinique International Sainte Anne Marie (PISAM), Polyclinique du Groupe Médical du Plateau, Polyclinique Indénié, Polyclinique des Deux Plateaux, Clinique Danga and Polyclinique Panthéon Plateau. Delegates who reside in the Bassam area will be assisted by a SAMU team full time.
  • For calls to the AfDB Physician from the major hotels for emergency assistance after working hours, please use the following AfDB medical emergency number: + 225 01 37 64 64.
  • SAMU Côte d’Ivoire will provide three ambulances for the Annual Meetings; one of the ambulances will be positioned at the Conference Centre of the Annual Meetings and the other two will coordinate medical emergencies in all the hotels. The SAMU emergency number is 185 or 22 44 53 53/60 50 41 36.

Prevention and Management of Ebola Virus Disease

AfDB and the host country, Côte d’Ivoire, have both taken stringent and quick measures to protect the population against the Ebola Virus Disease currently affecting the West African region. To date, no case of the Ebola Virus Disease has been detected in Côte d’Ivoire. In addition, the WHO does not recommend any travel restrictions or restrictions to trade in the West African region, even in countries where the Ebola Virus Disease has been confirmed.

To ensure that people remain immune to the disease, it is important to remember that:

  • Transmission of the Ebola virus from one human being to another occurs when one gets into contact with infected bodily fluids such as blood, saliva, vomit and feces, or into contact with infected/dead animals or human beings.
  • Symptoms of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) include the sudden onset of fever, fatigue, muscle pain, headache and sore throat, followed by vomiting, diarrhea, skin rash, organ failure and bleeding.
  • The incubation period, i.e. the time interval between infection with the virus and appearance of symptoms, ranges from two to 21 days. Human beings are not infectious until they develop the symptoms.
  • The EVD fatality rate is about 50%, and it ranged from 25% to 90% in past outbreaks. Patient survival improves significantly when patients seek health care early.


  • Avoid handshakes, hugs and unnecessary touching when greeting;
  • Wash your hands regularly after visiting the toilet and before eating. Use water and soap. Use alcohol-based hand gels;
  • Avoid eating, touching or handling wild animals, dead or alive;
  • Avoid touching the sick and/or the dead; and 
  • Report immediately to a health facility if you have any of the symptoms listed above; or any other symptom.

List of recommended hospitals and clinics




Clinique Médicale DANGA (CMD)

Cocody Danga, Rue des jasmins, lot n°26

Fix: 22 48 23 23/22 48 22 22/Cel: 01 05 24 12/08 BP 2588 Abidjan08/Site Web: email:

Polyclinique des Deux Plateaux

Cocody Deux Plateau; Boulevard Latrille, Behind «La farandole»

Fix: 22 41  33 34/ 22 41 44 99/Fax: 22 41 50 96/01 BP 930 Abidjan01 Site web:

Polyclinique Internationale Sainte Anne-Marie (PISAM)

Cocody Danga Avenue Joseph Blohorn

Fix: 22 48 31 23/22 48 31 31 /email: 01 BP 1463 Abidjan 01

Polyclinique Groupe Médical du Plateau (GMP)

Plateau, Rue des Banques, Rue Joseph Anoma et Alphonse Dodet Av. Lamblin, Behind BCEAO

Fix: 20 22 20 29/20 25 86 51/20 22 21 05/Fax: 20 25 86 87/20 33 61 61/ Cell: 47 22 22 22 / 01 BP 551 Abidjan 01

Polyclinique International de l'Indénié (PII)

Plateau, Indenié, 4 Boulevard de l'Indenié

Fix: 20 30 91 00 01 BP7026 Abidjan 01

Polyclinique du Pantheon Medical

Riviera 3, Road to «Lycée français »
08 BP 404 Abidjan 08

Tel : 22 4711 32
Cel : 58 29 29 68
Cel : 01 62 38 32

It is important to remember that the so-called “New Africa” is made up of 54 countries in five regions. Africa is not a single monolithic whole. The only safe generalisation is that Africa is planning, managing and starting to finance its own destiny.

Donald Kaberuka, AfDB President