(Business in Cameroon) - Cameroon ministry of public health announces a decrease in the price of the treatment protocol for hepatitis B, C, and D.
For instance, the box of the drug for Hepatitis C which is now CFA100, 000 instead of the CFA150, 000 it used to be. From CFA57, 000, the box of peginterferon alfa-2a 180 mg injection has decreased to CFA50, 000 for Hepatitis B and D.
Pr. Magloire Biwole, coordinator of the national hepatitis committee, explains that the decreases are the result of a partnership with the ministry of public health and various international pharmaceutical companies. “For instance, the partnership with the American firm Gilead has led to low-cost medicines. So, we buy the protocol of $90,000 at $900. Thanks to another convention with an Egyptian firm, Cameroon will be provided with a new combination which can treat all the genotypes of the Hepatitis C”, he says.