Malaria is endemic in Côte d'Ivoire, with constant transmission and surges during the rainy season. Thirty eight Anopheles sp. mosquito species have been documented in the country. The duration of malaria transmission in most of the country is from February to December, although transmission occurs throughout the year in a small part of the country (south east and south west).
In Côte d'Ivoire, the National Malaria Control Programme is an organization set up within the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene by Order No. 311 MSHP/CAB/ dated 4 October 2007. Its mission is to contribute to the reduction of malaria-related morbidity and mortality through promotional, preventive, curative and research activities, and to co-ordinate the fight against malaria. The NMCP is headed by a Coordinating Director and an Assistant Coordinating Director. The NMCP prepares and implements an annual action plan on the basis of a five-year strategic plan.
The current strategic plan is based on Roll Back Malaria Partnership guidance and the recommendations of the Heads of State meeting held in Abuja in 2000. Two main programme priorities have been identified:
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