The Abidjan Heart Institute Foundation (F-ICA)
The Foundation of the Institute of Cardiology of Abidjan (F-ICA) recently launched at the Hotel Novotel, in the Plateau, its activities for the year 2009, during a ceremony organized for this purpose. In front of an audience of guests, ICA Foundation Chairman Nazaire Gounongbé explained the objectives of the Foundation and called on companies to support the Foundation in its research mission Of means to equip in equipment and medicine the Institute of cardiology of Abidjan (ICA) and also to educate the population on the cardiovascular diseases.
For his part, Prof. Rémi Séka, Director General of the ICA, and also administrator at the F-ICA revealed that last year the Foundation mobilized on behalf of the ICA the sum of 45 million Of f cfa. "It is certainly very much but it is also very little in terms of the needs and ambitions of the Institute," he said. For this year, the Foundation needs a trifle sum of 144.347.609 f cfa to finance its action plan which is divided into 5 axes: communication and promotion, awareness and prevention, social policy of the Foundation, donation of medicine And equipment at the ICA, research and training. Concretely, the Foundation intends to organize the World Heart Days in Cote d'Ivoire for 3 days. On this occasion, a major awareness-raising campaign will take place, also with an open day at the ICA.
In addition, the second edition of the charity gala dinner entitled "Nnuit du cœur", the care of indigent sick children, will be on the agenda of the 2009 F-ICA activities. In terms of research and training, the F-ICA aims to develop a statistical database on the victims of cardiovascular diseases in liaison with the Department of Health Statistics , And on the other hand, to train general practitioners in the management of cardiovascular diseases.
The Foundation also met with the media at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Côte d'Ivoire to present their action plan. Indeed, they hope for advocacy and prevention, to build a partnership with the media. This will enable them to produce and broadcast radio, TV and media ads in the press on the prevention of heart disease and stroke.