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Coronavirus: Cameroon plans mass testing

In Cameroon, the government is planning mass covid-19 testing but is "awaiting test kits" to organize the test. This was revealed by the Minister of...
Tuesday 17 March 2020Health

Coronavirus: Cameroon confirms 5 new cases

Despite the preventive measures initiated by Cameroon, the coronavirus pandemic is still spreading in the country. In a Tweet posted today March 17, the...
Friday 6 March 2020Health

Coronavirus: A first case confirmed in Cameroon

In Cameroon, a first coronavirus case has just been officially confirmed. In a release signed today March 6, 2020, the Minister of Public Health Manaouda...
Thursday 5 March 2020Health

Coronavirus : World Bank Group sets $12 bln package to help combat the pandemic

On March 3, 2020, the World Bank Group announced that it is providing $12 billion (over XAF7,000 billion) to assist member countries (Cameroon...
Monday 24 February 2020Health

Coronavirus: CEMAC countries prepare a common prevention and preparedness roadmap

On Feb 18, 2020, the Sipopo International Conference Centre, Equatorial Guinea, hosted the meeting of national experts from partner countries and...
Friday 7 February 2020Health

Coronavirus : Infected Cameroonian student “is now in good health” (Chinese embassy in Cameroon)

After “medical treatment,” the 21-year-old Cameroonian student interned since January 28, 2020, in a hospital in Zhengzhou (China) following a coronavirus...
Friday 7 February 2020Health

Coronavirus : Cameroon installs thermal cameras at airports to prevent spread

The Ministry of Public Health has decided to install technological equipment at Cameroon's main international airports, including Yaoundé-Nsimalen and...
Monday 27 January 2020Health

Malachie Manaouda : “Measures are being taken to prevent any possible importation of Chinese Coronaviruses into Cameroon”

Last weekend, Malachie Manaouda (photo), Cameroon's Minister of Public Health, spoke about the mysterious pneumonia called “2019-nCov” (new coronavirus),...
Wednesday 9 October 2019Health

Global Fund: Paul Biya in France to raise close to XAF100 billion

From October 9 to 10, 2019, Cameroon’s president, Paul Biya, will participate in the sixth Global Funds’ replenishment conference in Lyon, France....
Friday 4 October 2019Health

Cameroon inks XAF650 mln deal to rebuild Kumba hospital burnt by separatists

Cameroon, via the minister of health Malachie Manaouda (photo), recently signed a XAF650 million agreement for the reconstruction of Kumba hospital. This...
Wednesday 24 July 2019Health

Cameroon : Public health workers announce strike action from August 5, 2019

Next August 5, 2019, public hospitals’ staff will launch a strike action, Cameroonian health workers syndicates Synpems and CAP-Santé announce. According...
Tuesday 11 June 2019Health

Cameroon’s Health Department sets a National Sanitary Quality Supervision Committee

In an article published on June 10, the Cameroonian Minister of Public Health (Minsanté), Malachie Manaouda (photo), informed that a committee had been...
Monday 27 May 2019Health

Cameroon bans use of five chemicals in textile production

Cameroonian Minister of Mines and Technological Development, Gabriel Dodo Ndocke (photo), issued a list of five chemicals the use of which is now banned...
Thursday 16 May 2019Health

  The national social security fund seeks Aster CMI Hospital’s expertise in improving care supply in Cameroon

If talks go well, Indian Aster CMI Hospital will provide its expertise to Cameroon’s National Social Security Fund (CNPS), in the coming weeks. Alain...
Thursday 9 May 2019Health

Nestle Cameroon trains health professionals on child malnutrition

Nestle's Cameroonian subsidiary has via its Nestle Nutrition Institute just completed two sessions of its African nutrition course in Yaoundé and Douala,...
Friday 5 April 2019Health

Cameroon: Government announces free Rapid HIV Tests from January 2020

Malachie Manaouda (photo), Cameroonian health minister, inked April 4 a decision setting terms for accessing & monitoring HIV testing services and...
Tuesday 26 March 2019Health

Cameroonian health ministry forbids public hospital services from confining indigent patients due to their inability to pay bills

Indigent patients will no longer be kept against their will in public hospitals when they fail to pay their care bills. “I have the honor to prohibit, as...
Tuesday 12 March 2019Health

Cameroonian trade minister lifts ban on sale of six baby diaper brands including Pampers

Following an approval granted to a dozen diaper manufacturers in late February 2019, the Cameroonian government has just lifted the ban on the sales of...
Tuesday 22 January 2019Health

New cases of cholera reported in the North region, in January 2019  

The Cameroonian health ministry (Minsante) announced the report of new cases of cholera in the north region of the country this January. The region is the...
Monday 7 January 2019Health

Image-based warnings to cover cigarette packages sold in Cameroon, starting this year (C3T)

Starting from 2019, 70% of the front and back of cigarette packages will be covered with a message along with an image warning illustrating a disease...
Monday 19 November 2018Health

Cameroon: 40 killed by cholera outbreak in the North (Greenpeace)

In response to reports of more than 40 killed and over 600 confirmed cases of cholera in Cameroon's Far North region, Andoh Rex, Greenpeace Africa's...
Wednesday 31 October 2018Health

Cameroon: Badea backs health center construction with CFA955m, in Yaoundé

Cameroonian government erected new health facilities in the districts of Minkoa Meyos and Obili, in Yaoundé. Valued at CFA955.4 million, land cost...
Tuesday 23 October 2018Health

Cameroon: Cholera outbreak killed 35 in the North and Far-North

In Cameroon’s Far-North and North regions, death toll related to cholera outbreak officially reported since May this year has already reached 35 persons,...
Thursday 13 September 2018Health

Cameroon : Israeli embassy to distribute 10 water purification units to control cholera outbreak

The Israeli embassy in Yaoundé is giving Cameroon 10 water purification units, tomorrow September 14, to control the current cholera outbreak in the...
Tuesday 28 August 2018Health

21% of the Cameroonian population have already tried a hard drug, with cannabis atop the list (CNLD)

Cameroon’s Anti-drug National Committee (CNLD) released statistics on narcotic consumption in the country, showing that 21% of the population have already...
Monday 14 May 2018Health

Nachtigal Hydro Power Company to provide CFA740 million for health projects around Nachtigal dam’s site

Recently, Nachtigal Hydro Power Company (NHPC), in charge of the construction of Nachtigal dam, and Cameroon’s ministry for public health has signed a...
Monday 19 March 2018Health

Cameroon receives CFA108 billion to fight AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis

From 2018 to 2020, the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will provide CFA108 billion to Cameroon to help the country fight against the...
Wednesday 28 February 2018Health

Germany disburses €15 million to fight malnourishment in Cameroon

On this day February 28, Germany and UNICEF have launched the second phase of the project named "S'attaquer à la malnutrition chez les enfants de moins...
Friday 23 February 2018Health

Only 10% of the drugs Cameroon needs is produced locally

Every year, Cameroon imports about 90% of the drugs it needs while local producers supply the remaining 10% of a market estimated at CFA100 billion. The...
Wednesday 24 January 2018Health

Cameroon: Government restructures SAMU

On January 19, 2018, André Mama Fouda, Cameroon’s ministry of public health signed a ministerial ruling to restructure the emergency services system...
Saturday 13 January 2018Health

Cameroon: Price of the treatment protocol for hepatitis B, C and D slashed

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...

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