Saint Jean-Baptiste Hospital in Ivory Coast Officially Open
On 16th April 2015, the President of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara,
officially opened the Saint Jean-Baptiste Hospital in Tiassalé region. This new health
care facility represents another milestone in the cooperation between Compagnie Fruitière
and the Order of Malta in France. It bolsters the medical infrastructure in Tiassalé region,
in line with the country's public health policy.
The construction of this hospital lies at the core of Compagnie Fruitière's policy of Corporate
Social and Environmental Responsibility, and is in keeping with the values of the Order of Malta.
It aims to provide effective and accessible care to the local population. It serves a catchment
population of 250,000 people within a 100km radius.
With 50 bed capacity (and able to grow to 100 beds in the future), 96 professionals (including 11
doctors) provide comprehensive care in general medical practice, surgery, gynaecology and obstetrics,
paediatrics and emergency medicine.
Financed by Compagnie Fruitière and its Côte d'Ivoire subsidiary SCB, backed by the Compagnie Fruitière
Endowment Fund and having obtained funding within the framework of the Debt Reduction - Development
Agreement signed between France and Côte d'Ivoire, management of this new hospital has been entrusted
to the Order of Malta France, as is already the case with the Saint Jean de Malte Hospital in Cameroon,
which Compagnie Fruitière built in 1998.
All to help provide health facilities to support the communities in the countries where we source from,
we have opened hospitals that provide care to our workers and the public at social tariffs. Our funded
hospital facilities handle over 300,000 consultations a year including 3,000 births and are run
by 150 medial employees.