04 March 2020 – Ivorian Government adopt Response Plan focusing on epidemiological and biological surveillance, prevention and patient management

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Planning and strategy; Creation of or release of plans
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: President of the Republic, Minister of Health and Public Hygiene and composed of members of the national institute of public health (INHP), the Pasteur Institute of Côte d’Ivoire, the emergency medical aid service (SAMU)

Overview: The Government, with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), has put in place a response plan focused on epidemiological and biological surveillance, prevention, care for possible patients, information and raising public awareness of compliance with COVID-19 prevention measures. This response plan was adopted by the Council of Ministers on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.
Full details here: http://www.presidence.ci/message-a-la-nation-de-s-e-m-alassane-ouattara-relatif-a-la-pandemie-de-la-maladie-a-coronavirus-2019-covid-19/

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – academic
Evidence/Justification: Before the highlighting of a confirmed case of COVID19 in Côte d’Ivoire, given the progression of the pandemic in the world, the Ivorian government set up a response plan with the support of WHO. So it is the progression of the pandemic in the world which explains this plan.