Information for Patients
The healthcare system in Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) is divided into public and private medical services. The public healthcare systems include first contact healthcare centres, primary care centres and secondary health institutions. Good quality public and private hospitals can be found in large cities. However, the lack of medicines and medical facilities are major problems in small towns.
International health insurance for Ivory Coast is recommended. If you are already there and have serious conditions, the repatriation may necessary for receiving medical services abroad.
Information for Health Care Professionals
No official information for a medical license application for foreign health care professionals has been found. However, there are some ongoing projects delivering lifesaving care in Central African Republic such as Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
Information for Travelers
In 2019, Ivory Coast introduced Abidjan Medical City project to attract 40,000 annual medical tourists from 2025.
Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Meningococcus, Tetanus and Rabies vaccinations are recommended for most travellers. Yellow fever vaccination is compulsory for all travellers. Malaria does occur in Ivory Coast. Please use mosquito repellents and consider taking antimalarial medication.
Ivory Coast is known as a multilingual country. The official language of hospitals is English with an estimated 78 languages currently spoken.