Raymonde GOUDOU COFFIE
Minister, Governor of the Autonomous District of Lakes
Raymonde GOUDOU COFFIE, Doctor of Pharmacy, graduate of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Training and Research Unit in CAEN (France). Member of the Ivorian government from 2011 to 2021, she successively held the positions of :
- Minister for the Family, Women and Children, (2010-2012)
- Minister of Health and Public Hygiene from (2012-2018),
- Minister of Administration Modernization and Public Service Innovation (2018-2020),
- Minister of Culture and Francophonie (2020),
- Local town Councillor from 2013-2018.
During the Ebola crisis that swept across West Africa, and despite its proximity to other affected countries, it succeeded in sparing Côte d’Ivoire from the Ebola virus pandemic, eradicating poliomyelitis and boosting attendance rates at public and private health facilities.
It was under his mandate that the first Radiotherapy and Oncology Center was built in Côte d’Ivoire.
She was a member of the Board of Directors of “ROLL- BACK MALARIA” and the GAVI Alliance for Vaccines, two structures of the United Nations system.
She has also participated in the Harvard Ministerial Leadership Program since 2014. As such, she was awarded the Medal of Honor in Boston.
Dr Raymonde GOUDOU COFFIE has been a member of the Galien Afrique forum jury since its launch in Dakar, Senegal in 2018.
A great activist for women’s rights, Dr Raymonde GOUDOU COFFIE is one of the pioneers who very early on invested in the promotion of women to decision-making positions at political, economic, social and cultural levels.
She has also received many national and international awards. On 18 June 2021, she became the first and only woman to be appointed Minister and Governor of the Autonomous District of Lakes in Côte d’Ivoire.