Dr. Jeanne d’Arc ASSEMIEN

Director of capacity building and experience sharing at the NGO Alliance Côte d’Ivoire

Holder of a State diploma of Doctor of Medicine since 2001, Jeanne d’Arc ASSEMIEN -OUATTARA is Franco-Ivorian, took her first steps in this discipline by providing care to the disadvantaged populations of the precarious neighborhoods of Abidjan. She joined Médecins sans frontières (MSF) in 2003, first as a medical referent for mobile clinics in the west of the country and then as a medical coordination assistant. In 2004, she was promoted to field manager (RT) at the Abidjan remand center (MACA). After resuming studies in 2005, in 2007 she obtained a master’s degree in public health and nutritional policy from the Senghor University of Alexandria and Moncton in Canada.

Back in Côte d’Ivoire, she worked in the national nutrition program of the Ministry of Health as head of the Malnutrition department until 2009 before being seconded for the interventions of Gip Esther (today Expertise France) in the prison environment.

First focal point for HIV/AIDS prevention, care and monitoring activities in the prisons of Sassandra, Dabou and Abidjan, then deputy coordinator, she works on monitoring activities in the prison environment in 22 prisons. shutdown and correction, financed by the Global Fund and AFD. In 2013, Pascal CANFIN, then Minister Delegate for Development of France, decorated Jeanne d’Arc Assemien with the Order of Merit for her contribution to improving the health of prisoners in Côte d’Ivoire and especially for her participation in the good collaboration between France and the Ivory Coast in the field of health.

From 2015 to the end of December 2018, she worked as coordinator of the Health office of Expertise France in Côte d’Ivoire, contributing somehow to help improve detention conditions in Côte d’Ivoire. Since January 2019, she has been working for the NGO ALLIANCE Côte d’Ivoire, principal recipient