Project supported by Visions Mêlées
Côte d’Ivoire’s rapid urbanisation and increasing population have further concentrated health facilities and professionals in the big cities, creating thereby actual shortages in the rural areas according to Visons Mêlées. The populations living in poorer places are faced with huge difficulties with having their diseases diagnosed and treated. As the vulnerable group, young athletes are the most exposed. They often suffer from (physical and mental) traumas likely to affect their well-being for lack of proper health care.
In this context, the association has, with its partners’ support, set up a technology for the transmission of clinical data to connect patients in remote places with physicians. The interventions also help to sensitise young athletes on workshops about such various topics as sport dietetics, the importance of nutrition but they also help to carry out first aid, diagnoses, primary prevention care or screening campaigns.
- Cutting down to a third the rate of premature deaths due to non transmissible diseases using prevention and treatment
- Promoting mental health and well-being
- Helping improve and protect the health of the population, as well as reduce social and territorial inequalities in sport and health
- Developing a mobile solution for access to sport, to first aid and to education to health with rural communities between the cities of Abidjan and Grand Lahou
- Purchasing and fitting up a mobile health container allowing for tele-consultation and the hiring and training of a first aid team
- Public health, sport-health and first aid facilitation workshops
- Carrying out consultations and teleconsultations by sport pitches at practice-time. Some diagnoses are made on the spot
- Awareness raising workshops on several social or health issues: HIV/AIDS, a healthy diet, hygiene requirements, sexual health, teenage pregnancies, vaccination or again fighting against sex-based and sexist violence
- 2,000 people (10-year-old and 30-year-old young females and males, the members of a sporting association or usual participants of a neighbourhood club) shall be the direct beneficiaries of this initiative
- 4,000 indirect beneficiaries, notably the families of the programme’s young beneficiaries, local associations and sport federations
- 60% of the outreach actions shall done in rural areas
- Hiring and training a first aid team half of whom are women