Ivory Coast launches enrollment for universal healthcare scheme

February 12, 2015 5:27 PM

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ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast launched enrollment for a planned universal healthcare program on Thursday with initial government financing of 20 billion CFA francs ($34.67 million), the scheme's director said.

The West African nation is expecting 4 million people to sign up this year, in a country where officials say less than five percent of the population is covered by health insurance.

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