Political-military turmoil in Cote d’Ivoire over the last decade has caused huge disruption to healthcare, leaving the estimated 460,000 people living with HIV in Cote d'Ivoire with extremely limited access to HIV care and treatment. Furthermore, many displaced people are now living in camps where there is a lack of access to HIV prevention interventions, leading to increased risk of HIV infection.
We’ve been working with the Alliance Nationale Contre le SIDA (ANS-CI) since 2005, supporting community groups to respond to HIV in Cote d’Ivoire where health (and other) infrastructure is extremely limited. By strengthening and developing community networks, ANS-CI is helping to link people living with HIV in Cote d’Ivoire to treatment and care, prevent new HIV infections and reduce AIDS-related deaths.
ANS-CI are a principal recipient of the Global Fund, and in 2016 they provided over 34,500 people with HIV treatment, care and support. They also provided HIV prevention services to 28,117 sex workers in Cote d’Ivoire, equivalent to 72% of this population.