Marie-Christine Emmanuela Adjobi

Association of Support for Urban Medical Self-Promotion (ASAPSU)/National Federation of Health CSOs in Côte d'Ivoire (FENOSCI), Côte d'Ivoire

Steering Committee representative: Marie-Christine Emmanuela Adjobi

Dr.  Adjobi completed her undergraduate medical education at the Medical School of the University Mohammed V of Rabat (Morocco). She then did her paediatric training at the Cocody University Hospital of Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire) and Public Health Training at the Public Health Department of the Cocody University of Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire). Marie-Christine has served in various capacities at the national level including reseach officer at the Cabinet Minister of AIDS Control (2007-2010); research officer at the Cabinet Minister of Health (2010-2011); treasurer of ASAPSU (2014-2016); General Secretary of ABICOM, an association for community wellness. She is currently the Quality Focal Point of the Maternal and Child Health Service of the Public Health National Institute and a member of the CRESAR-CI (Reproductive Health Unit Research in Cote d’Ivoire).

ASAPSU has 12 offices across the country and runs five health centres. The organisation has rich community experience in 18 regions and 40 health districts, covering 400 villages per year. ASAPSU’s focus is on mothers and children, refugees, returnees and internally displaced persons. Since 1998, community -based health centres have been established and are managed by ASAPSU in the municipalities of Abobo, Attécoubé, Marcory, Yopougon. Activities have been decentralized within the country and since 2005, has included  implementation of various health projects, hygiene, sanitation, education, humanitarian projects.

Our particular focus is the provision of prevention services which includes growth monitoring, prevention of common diseases and immunization of children from 0 to 5 years old; and the vaccination of pregnant women and women of childbearing age. The identification and training of community volunteers and direct collaboration with community authorities, both political and administrative, are included among strategies to strengthen health promotion for optimization of primary health care.

ASAPSU's has a wide range of partnerships, including with universities and institutes (CERAP), international institutions (EU, AU, French Cooperation), United Nations Agencies UNICEF, UNHCR, WFP, WHO, FAO, UNFPA, UNDP, UNOCI; national and international NGOs (APROSAM, AIMAS, ACONDA, IRC, Save the Children, Heartland Alliance CI, CCFD, Alliance CI, EGPAF, CARE International).