Ivory Coast: the Bingerville Mother-Child Hospital

Programme Coordinator: Nathalie De Sousa Santos

The Bingerville Mother-Child Hospital aims to reduce the maternal, neonatal, infant and child mortality rates. With support from the Children of Africa Foundation, the Bingerville Mother-Child Hospital will be a private non-profit establishment with a mission of public service. Currently under construction, the hospital will open its doors in June, 2015.

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At the solicitation of the Children of Africa Foundation, La Chaîne de l’Espoir lends its expertise:

  • To define the medical project
  • To advise regarding the architectural plans and the construction of infrastructure
  • The development of a strategy to equip the hospital and advice regarding the choice and installation of materials
  • Defining the hospital’s legal status and drafting agreements
  • Assistance in writing a business plan
  • Development of an organigram, advice regarding hiring and training of medical and paramedical teams.
  • Support in recruiting an expatriate management team


This is an establishment with 110 beds adapted for mother and child.

The medical treatments on offer include:

  • Examinations
  • Family planning and health education consulting 
  • Mother-to-Child HIV-AIDS Transmission Prevention (MCTP)
  • Emergency medical and surgical care for mother and child
  • Pregnancy
  • Delivery and postpartum care
  • Paediatric medicine and surgery
  • Medical and surgical gynaecology