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Saint Jean Baptiste Hospital

Côte d'Ivoire
2015

Owing to the success of the Saint John of Malta Hospital built by the Compagnie Fruitière in Cameroon in 1994, the Compagnie Fruitière, its Ivory Coast subsidiary SCB and the Compagnie Fruitière Endowment Fund initiated the construction project of the Saint John the Baptiste Hospital in the Ivory Coast in 2015.

  • Partners

    Ordre de Malte France

  • Project Lead

    Marie-Pierre Fabre

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  • Due to its efficient technical facilities, Saint Jean Baptiste Hospital is set within the medical map of Côte d’Ivoire.

  • Saint Jean Baptiste Hospital reinforces its health care provision in particular through continuous education.

A few figures : 50 beds, 2 labor wards, 2 operating theatres in trauma care and visceral gynecological surgery. The extension project provides 100 beds amongst other facilities.

 

THE COMPAGNIE FRUITIÈRE ENDOWMENT FUND IS A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE HOSPITAL

Its within its quality as founding member, together with to the French Association of the Order of Malta (OHFOM), and the Study and Development of Banana Plantation Corporation (SCB) that the Compagnie Fruitière Endowment Fund committed to support le Saint John the Baptiste Hospital construction project in the Ivory Coast.  The cornerstone was set on the 17th of February 2012 by the Prime Minister of the Ivory Coast Mister Guillaume Kigbafori Soro and the Fist Lady, Misses Dominique Ouattara, demonstrating the expression of support given by the Ivory Coast public authorities to this project.  

On the 16th of April 2015, the Saint John the Baptist Hospital was inaugurated by Mister Allassane Ouattara, President of the Republic of the Ivory Coast and the Prince de la Rochefoucauld-Montbel, Grand Hospitaller of the Order of Malta; many local and foreign authorities accompanied them.  The Saint John the Baptist hospital is a non for profit private hospital, involved in public hospital service, its management is ensured by the Association of the Saint John the Baptiste Hospital the auspices of the Order of Malta France. It is organized into units: Mother-Child, Clinical Activities, Emergency and Consultations, Micro-Technical, Administrative and Logistic.

 

COMPLEMENTARY AND REFERENCE HEALTHCARE OFFERS  

Due to its efficient technical facilities, the Saint John the Baptiste Hospital sits perfectly within the Ivory Coast medical map and a population of about 200.000 inhabitants. The Saint John the Baptist Hospital reinforces the social actions undertaken by the Compagnie Fruitière by completing the healthcare offer provided throughout 22 medical dispensaries and maternities of the SCB, as well as by setting up a privileged reference and counter reference partnership and exchange program including in continuous education.

 

CURRENT ACTVITIES INVOLVING THE ENDOWMENT FUND AND THE HOSPITAL

The activities pertaining to the extension of the Hospital facilities including the construction of the chapel are bringing the Compagnie Fruitière Endowment Fund and the Hospital together in pursuing their joint commitment to its development.

The Saint John the Baptiste cornerstone was laid on the 17th of February 2012. Three years later, the Saint John the Baptiste Hospital was completed

Inpatient capacity of approximately 100 beds

The premises have been built in anticipation of further extensions

Built on land spanning over 6 hectares

In-service staff are employees working on a contracting basis

Fast and imbedded diagnosis is made possible thanks to the medical biology and biochemical laboratory facilities

Medical imaging with conventional radiology and ultrasound examination

Pregnancy check-up until delivery and patient awareness

An operating theatre with 2 trauma rooms and visceral and gynecological surgery. A recovery room

Newly constructed premises and controlled hygiene

Inauguration of the Saint John the Baptist Hospital on the 16th of April 2015. Local officials and chiefs of the nearby villages

The inauguration was honoured with the presence of SE M. Allassane Ouattara, President of the Ivory Coast and the First Lady Madame Dominique Ouattara

Mister Robert Fabre, President of the Compagnie Fruitière, at the initiative of the project together with the Order of Malta. They acknowledge the participation of the Saint John the Baptist Hospital within the hospital network of the Ivory Coast