Hopital Protestant de Dabou (Hospital Protestant)

Missionary Hospital | Dabou, Ivory Coast

Hospital description

The Hopital Protestant de Dabou (also called the Methodist Hospital of Dabou) is a rural, charitable hospital that was built by the Methodist Churches of the Ivory Coast and England in 1967. The hospital was established as part of as a part of the Protestant Foundation of Health. Today, it is a well-rounded specialty hospital located about 45 minutes from Ivory Coast’s largest city, Abidjan. It is located in the rural region close to Dabou, in the Dabou district of the Legunes region of Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire). The town is a port city and is serviced by an airport.

The hospital is split into three wards: general medicine (30 beds), paediatrics (60 beds) and surgery (20 beds). Support services at the hospital include a pharmacy, a radiology department and a laboratory. The hospital has previously been part of a malnutrition study (in the 1990s) which was aimed at proving that cost effective, appropriate malnourishment care could be effective in the midst of a rural area with very limited resources. The hospital was equipped with surveillance, nutritional education and a nutritional rehabilitation centre to conduct the study.

The hospital has had a positive reputation within Ivory Coast and has attracted patients from outside its catchment area due to this high profile. A 1998 report by the Oxford Journals discussed the hospital’s development and future (click here to read the report – TEN is not responsible for external content) and in 2005 the hospital was earmarked by CBM-US (a charitable organisation) for the development of an Opthalmology department to assist blind and partially sighted people in the region as part of the Vision 2020 campaign.


Hospital type Missionary Hospital
Local language French
Funding Status NGO/Charity


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