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 2017 they provided over 29,000 people with HIV treatment, care and support services. They also provided HIV prevention services to over 397,500 people in Cote d’Ivoire, including almost 16,000 sex workers, almost 6,000 people who use drugs (PWUD), and almost 2,800 men who have sex with men (MSM).