logoBC
Yaoundé - 28 September 2021 -
Insurance

The Cameroonian government is organising a development plan for the universal healthcare coverage for the first semester of 2017

The Cameroonian government is organising a development plan for the universal healthcare coverage for the first semester of 2017
  • Comments   -   Saturday, 11 February 2017 09:23

(Business in Cameroon) - The National Inter-sector Technical Committee in charge of providing Cameroon with a universal healthcare coverage system, just presented the organisational and technical aspects of the possible set-ups for said system whose development plan will be development and produced during the first half of 2017. Its legal framework will also be submitted this year.

The operation of this system, according to the Committee, rests on the establishment of a single national structure in charge of the technical and financial management of the healthcare coverage. This structure will have to make the proposals on the range of care and health services available to all. To access it, every Cameroonian citizen will need to have a national healthcare system card with a unique ID number. They will be able to access healthcare and services throughout the country. This implies a biometric registration for all. The registration will be carried out at registration points. On this topic, André Mama Fouda, Minister of Health who heads this technical Committee, believes that the current system for Elections Cameroon (organisation in charge of the elections) may be solicited to carry out this operation.

With regards to financial contributions, they would be automatically deducted from the pension by the relevant units in the Finance Ministry and Public Treasury for retired civil servants. While for those retired from the private sector, the deductions would be made on the pension by the Caisse Nationale de Prévoyance Sociale (CNPS – Social Security Fund). For workers in the informal and agricultural sectors, the idea would be to raise taxes by the amount of the national healthcare insurance contribution. For poor and vulnerable people, their membership would be undertaken by decentralised regional governments, based on a methodology and criteria set out at the national level.

As a reminder, based on official statistics, 37% of the Cameroonian population lives under the monetary poverty line. This situation prevents most from accessing healthcare.

Sylvain Andzongo

cameroon-eneo-s-cashflow-problems-force-energy-rationing-in-the-northern-regions-again
On September 26, electric utility ENEO resumed with energy rationing in the three northern regions of Cameroon, an official release informs. According to...
cemac-china-s-economic-recovery-boosts-the-price-of-energy-products-exported-by-member-countries
In the second quarter of 2021, the prices o energy products exported by CEMAC countries (oil and gas namely) rose by 12.2%. According to a report...
cameroon-prodel-injected-xaf10-bln-in-88-projects-in-jan-sep-2021
The World Bank-backed Livestock Development Project (Prodel) recently published its activity report covering the first nine months of 2021. From the...
beac-cameroon-to-raise-xaf275-bln-in-the-debt-market-in-q4-2021
Cameroon plans to issue XAF275 billion of public securities in the Bank of Central African States (BEAC) market in the fourth quarter of this year....

Mags frontpage


Business in Cameroon n103: September 2021

Cameroon: The other cocoa land


The rise of private equity


Investir au Cameroun n113: septembre 2021

Le Cameroun, l’autre pays du cacao


L’émergence du private equity camerounais