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Advising the government of Ivory Coast

You work for the World Health Organisation (WHO) advising governments in Africa.  What steps might you recommend the government of Ivory Coast takes in order to develop a national health insurance scheme?


Link to 'Advising the government of Ivory Coast' pdf

How this fits

This scenario requires pupils to think about the obstacles a country must overcome in modernising its healthcare system.  Comparisons might be made with healthcare in the UK.

Curriculum links


1.4a Exploring the social, economic, environmental and political connections between places.  

1.5a Understanding how sequences of events and activities in the physical and human worlds lead to a change in places, landscapes and societies.

2.1d Analyse and evaluate evidence, presenting findings to draw and justify conclusions.


3c Appropriate links should be made to some of the parallell events, changes and developments in British, European and world history.


3g The needs of the local community and how these are met through public services and the voluntary sector.

Where to go

Poverty & Healthcare; History & Politics.

What to watch

Welcome to Ivory Coast!; Marketplace.

Follow-up questions

  1. Why might the government of Ivory Coast have difficulty implementing the steps you have recommended?
  2. Why might people in rural areas make use of traditional forms of healing rather than using western medicines?

Tags:development; healthcare; poverty

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