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The workshop on health financing, opened Thursday at the headquarters, was an opportunity for the Department of Health and the Fight against AIDS to publish the first results of the measurement of free medical orderly.

Thus, after the first wave of action that took place from April 16 to May 31, a number of areas have been borrowed in order to assess the effect of the extent of exemption from payment of the use of health services, as well as the cost of health services.

The results of the study presented by Dr. Raymond, Deputy Director General of Health, report that the extent of exemption of payment of care determined by the Ivorian government "was timely and justified by the precarious situation of generalized population created by the post-election crisis."

Furthermore, this decision described as "courageous" by the country representative, was welcomed by the population, has demonstrated the application of health services by institutions of mass participation care throughout the period concerned.

However, he lamented; the provision of care has suffered quantity and quality of the low satisfaction of drug needs and strategic inputs hospitals hence the present shortage in several institutions.

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The post-election crisis, from December 2010 to April 2011, led the Ivorian government to decide on the exemption from payment of care from April 16 to May 31, 2011 by users of public health facilities, para public and community contracted. However, the scale of need has led the President of the Republic to declare free health care "until further notice."

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