The Government of Côte d’Ivoire led the implementation of the Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) in 2018, and launched the VACS report in 2020. Côte d’Ivoire is the third country ever to incorporate HIV testing into the VACS methodology to learn more about the intersection of HIV and violence — and the first country to use community testing methods (finger prick).
The Côte d’Ivoire Ministry of Women, Families, and Children led the implementation of the VACS with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), PEPFAR, and UNICEF.
The Government of Côte d’Ivoire is in the process of developing its response plan, and partners are currently working to prevent and respond to violence.
VACS completed, implementing response