Health and Inclusion
ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE IN THE PORO REGION
Renovation of the Korhogo Urban Dispensary
The Dispensaire Urbain de Korhogo (DUK), the largest first aid facility for the population of Korhogo, especially its mango workers, is the oldest facility in the Ivorian city. Initially, at its creation, this establishment was the General Hospital of Korhogo, and it was transformed into a dispensary following the creation of the research hospital, where most of the services were transferred.
In mid-2018, after observing the dilapidated state of the DUK and its importance in the provision of health care in the Poro region, the Louis Omer-Decugis Foundation decided to finance its complete renovation through the DIBRA-SANTE project with the endorsement of Dr. Djaha, head doctor of the DUK.
This project was accompanied by the creation of the A.R.D.U.K (Association pour la Rénovation du Dispensaire Urbain de Korhogo) to manage the appeal for funds made to the Albert Heijn Foundation, a partner and co-funder of the project.
In 2019, the DIBRA-SANTE project had already resulted in the almost complete renovation and restoration of the building and its exterior.
In 2020, despite the pandemic, which led to some additional delays in the implementation of the projects conducted, the second phase of the DIBRA-SANTE project was completed and in October 2020, a third phase was validated for 2021.
Our western africa mangoes
Western africa mangoes
The Group has close links with West Africa, particularly for its mangoes which comes from the four target countries: Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali and Senegal.
The production and export business for West African mangoes was created by SIIM over 30 years ago in Côte d’Ivoire and then extended to Mali, Burkina Faso and Senegal. This pan-African industry is professionalised and highly invested in sustainable and balanced development for all.
As the beneficiary of geographical conditions that are particularly well suited to mango cultivation (the mango tree is one of the most widespread fruit trees in West Africa, where it appeared during the 19th century), the sector meets the most socially and environmentally rigorous and compliance production standards.
In West Africa, the mango is a flagship product; according to the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations) “the sector in Côte d’Ivoire supports a rural community of 100,000 people”.