(Business in Cameroon) - André Mama Fouda, Cameroon’s minister of public health, has just explained, to the press, the steps to be followed for the implementation of the universal health care in the country in 2018.
“We must set a management entity. We must enact a system especially on the contribution obligation, the percentages, and the solidarity or not. There is solidarity if the contributions are the same”, the minister explains. He adds that some health facilities need to be accredited because they are not of the same standard. “We must organize the affiliations, they will not be done by households. We need to enter into an agreement with professional bodies and necessarily with decentralized local authorities because the affiliations will be done by village or by district”, he stressed.
André Mama Fouda, concludes by indicating that all these points will be developed in 2018 in order to allow the implementation of the universal health care system. The healthcare will require an initial amount (CFA1, 300 billion), which will be mobilized through preliminary collections, so as to be able to pay the refunds requested by health facilities.