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Côte d'Ivoire: 2.5 million people to benefit from RAM - P4H Network

Côte d’Ivoire: 2.5 million people to benefit from RAM

In Côte d’Ivoire, Couverture Maladie Universelle (CMU) comprises two schemes. A contributory Basic General Scheme (RGB), at 1,000 FCFA per month per person, and a non-contributory Medical Assistance Scheme (RAM) for the poor who were excluded from the health system.


By the end of 2021, almost 3.2 million people will have registered. According to figures from the Ministry of Employment and Social Protection, 216,000 economically weak or destitute people have already been enrolled.

In a press release issued on February 7, 2022, the Government Information and Communication Center informs that the process of targeting indigent households has been underway since 2017 and is gradually being extended to all localities in the country. It is scheduled for completion in 2025. At the end of this operation, the Caisse Nationale d’Assurance Maladie (CNAM) will have 2.5 million people to care for under the CMU Medical Assistance Scheme.

It should be noted that all beneficiaries of the “Filets sociaux productifs” program will be covered by the Medical Assistance Scheme.

The Caisse Nationale d’Assurance Maladie de Côte d’Ivoire (CNAMI) estimates that the state will have to spend 12 billion FCFA by 2022 to finance the Medical Assistance Scheme.

The CMU basket of services includes the following medical procedures: general consultations (consultations carried out by general practitioners and specialists, state-qualified nurses and midwives), medical and surgical emergency consultations and care (immediate care in hospital emergency departments for patients with life-threatening conditions) and medical and surgical hospitalization (hospitalization costs for patients whose state of health requires hospitalization).