Maison de soins psychiatriques Saint Vincent de Paul
The psychiatric nursing home Saint Vincent de Paul opened in 2002. Thirtytwo of the fortyfour beds are allocated for actual hospitalisation and twelve beds are used for rehabilitation purposes. Next to the nursing home there is a sheltered living facility which accommodates ten stabilised chronic patients. Together with support staff the ten individuals reside and utilise an adjoining activity centre. Findings to date indicate improved level of independence for patients accessing this facility.
Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast
Mental health care
- Ambulatory mental health care
- Residential mental health care
- Semi-residential mental health care
Related news items
New rehabilitation project for drug addicts in Ivory Coast
» Monday 11 May 2015
On May 11th, a renovated pavilion of the psychiatric hospital Saint Vincent de Paul of the Brothers of Charity in Yamoussoukro was officially inaugurated as a centre for the residential treatment of drug users. This new initiative is a partnership between the United Nations office on Drugs and Crime, the United Nations’ World Health Organization, the Ivorian Interministerial Committee for the Fight against Drugs and the Brothers of Charity.
Drug cartels are increasingly using West Africa as a hub for smuggling their goods from Latin America to Europe. As a result, illicit drugs such as cocaine and heroin can more easily be obtained in this region than ever before. Severe poverty, weak social safety nets and a high level of unemployment amongst youths in Ivory Coast have made them susceptible to drug abuse. The number of drug users in the country is consistently on the increase. Treatment centres for drug users and prevention campaigns are therefore highly needed in Ivory Coast.
The new centre for the residential treatment of drug users in Yamoussoukro can accommodate up to 12 persons for an intensive rehabilitation programme and is managed by the psychiatric hospital Saint Vincent de Paul.
New Income Generating Project in Yamoussoukro
» Friday 30 January 2015
At the end of his visit to the Psychiatric Care Home “Saint Vincent De Paul” in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast, Bro. René Stockman, General Superior of the Brothers of Charity and president of Fracarita International opened a new income generating project on January 30th: a poultry house. The project will be part of the occupational therapy sessions that are provided by the care home.
The new poultry house, with a total capacity of 1.400 chickens, will serve as a new source of income for the running costs of the care home. At the same time, it will also be part of the patients’ rehabilitation programme and will improve the quality of the nutrition of the patients. It is touching to see that two former patients are now part of the team that runs the poultry house.