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Strength and Sustainability: A Look at Cote d’Ivoire’s Health System

Jordan Hacker, MPH ’11 in Health Policy and Management On October 31, 2010 Cote d’Ivoire held its first presidential election in ten years. After years of civil war and subsequent economic deterioration, the elections are the start of a new era for Cote d’Ivoire. The new future, as convincingly described by the presidential candidates, includes a stronger economy, wider access to education and improved health systems.When I asked the teenagers who were exuberantly dancing to Beyoncé in a political campaign outside my office what they thought of these candidates’ promises, they all agreed: they are optimistic, but possible. The argument over…