Accompanied by a couple from the Association of Friends of the Order of Malta in Côte d’Ivoire (AOMCI), Ambassador de Viviès visited four dispensaries, three of them in the North, from 14 to 19 March.
In Prikro, east of Bouaké, the two nuns welcomed the delegation at the center run by the Missionary Sisters of St. Anthony Marie Clairet. Five boxes of medicines, provided by the French Association of the Order of Malta and two boxes of spirulina and artemisia donated by AOMCI, were distributed.
In Koni, about thirty kilometers northwest of Korhogo, the three missionaries were received by the congregation of the Little Sisters of the Annunciation. This center, created by AOMCI in 1983, is very operational and also has a novitiate.
The Ambassador’s delegation moved to Komborodougou, where it was welcomed by the local authorities; a great opportunity to show the integration and the role of the dispensaries in this region. Five nuns are present in this dispensary, created in 1977, where there is also a maternity ward, a very recent laboratory, a malnutrition center and an elementary school.
The center in Ouangolodougou, north of Korhogo, is now more directly dependent on the bishop of Katiola and is no longer run by nuns. Located 50 km from the border with Burkina Faso, it is still supported, for the time being, by the Order of Malta