The Centre de Santé Nimatoullah in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire a professionally-managed, volunteer-driven, community-based organization is focused on the empowerment of individuals and communities by improving health care status through education, partnership building, and both modern and traditional clinical interventions.
As a group, we are committed to working toward the goals established by the World Health Organization’s millennial objectives for health improvement, which call for reducing child mortality rates, addressing learning disabilities, improving maternal health indicators, and combating HIV/AIDS and other preventable conditions.
We are dedicated to providing health care services regardless of race, creed, color, sexual orientation, gender, age or ability to pay. Whether marginalized on the basis of poverty, religion, ethnicity or a stigmatized medical condition, all are attentively cared for by our staff. We strive to achieve our mission with compassion, loving-kindness and generosity that stresses the fraternity and equality of all human beings. Working in conjunction with the Ivoirian Ministry of Health, we have demonstrated how a small group of determined people can affect great change in addressing the needs of an under-served community. We believe our self-sustaining model for free-standing, community-based urban health care services can be replicated by other organizations around the world.