COTE D'IVOIRE: User fees hamper malnutrition fight

December 22, 2009

"Now nutrition has become more integral to healthcare services in northern regions, said Raffaella Gentilini, nutrition coordinator at NGO Action Contre la Faim. In some parts of the north health workers were not monitoring the growth of babies, she pointed out. 'Now things are different. Health workers and community health volunteers know [malnutrition] is a disease and watch out for it.'"