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South Korea spends CFA8.5bn to expand the Yaoundé Emergency Center in Cameroon

South Korea has pledged CFA8.5 billion to finance the expansion of the Yaoundé Emergency Center (Cury), a reference for emergency medical care in...
Friday 24 November 2023Health

Cameroonian Startup Waspito Secures XAF1.5 Billion to Expand Footprint

Waspito, a Cameroonian startup specializing in telemedicine services, has raised $2.5 million (XAF1.5 billion) from investors, announced Jean Lobe...
Thursday 7 September 2023Health

Dr. Prosper Hiag calls for enhanced govt support for the local pharmaceutical industry

Cameroon's drug production unit, Africure Pharmaceuticals Cameroon (APC), has been facing difficulties since February 5, 2023, when one of its two...
Tuesday 13 September 2022Health

Cameroonian startup E-santé brings hospitals to the people

Cameroonian startup E-santé has developed a virtual hospital to bring healthcare to people and make it more accessible. Yesterday September 12, 2022, the...
Monday 29 August 2022Health

Saudi Arabia supports Cameroon’s health system with CFA6.7bn

Saudi Arabia is spending CFA6.7 billion on a health project in Cameroon. According to official information, the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) signed a...
Tuesday 16 November 2021Health

Cameroon to host 2nd edition of Tunisian healthcare days

Cameroon’s two capitals (Yaoundé and Douala) will host the second edition of the Tunisian health professions days from December 6 to 11, 2021. The...
Monday 18 October 2021Health

Slow at first, sales of Arthur Zang’s Cardiopad is rising at an exponential rate in Cameroon

Since 2016 when it launched the commercialization of Cardiopad, the first African medical tablet, Himore Medical has equipped 267 health centers in...
Tuesday 5 October 2021Health

Pharmaceuticals: Contraband and counterfeits are killing the local industry, Cameroonian drug manufacturers association says

On October 1, 2021, during a meeting in Douala with the Minister of Commerce and the employers grouping GICAM, the national drug manufacturers association...
Monday 9 August 2021Health

World Bank backs acquisition of 158,400 single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines in Cameroon

158,000 doses of single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine were delivered to Cameroon on August 8, 2021, the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust...
Tuesday 8 June 2021Health

Covidgate or how billions landed in the account of Moda Holding in Hong Kong for supposed covid test purchases

In October 2020, Mediline Medical Cameroon (MMC), which won the contract to supply almost all of the Covid-19 test kits to be used in Cameroon, wired...
Friday 4 June 2021Health

Covidgate: Accused of overbilling, Mediline Médical Cameroon justifies its prices

Mediline Medical Cameroon recently spoke out about its involvement in the case the media baptized "Covidgate", in reference to the financial...
Friday 21 May 2021Health

Cameroon lost close to XAF15 bln to overcharges in Covid-19 test kits purchase, the supreme state audit claim

In 2020, Cameroon spent XAF25.806 billion to acquire 1.556 million Covid-19 test kits. According to the abstract of the first audit mission carried out by...
Monday 23 November 2020Health

Cameroon temporarily bans the importation of day-old chicks and hatching eggs to guard national territory against avian influenza

In a correspondence addressed on November 17, 2020, to the Minister of Finance, Cameroon's Minister of Livestock Dr. Taiga announced a temporary ban on...
Wednesday 23 September 2020Health

Cameroon: ENEO donates XAF175 mln of medical supplies to help fight COVID-19

On September 22, Eneo donated about XAF175 million of medical supplies to Cameroon, via the Minister of Public Health Malachie Manaouda. With that...
Friday 28 August 2020Health

Cameroon: Joint-venture Sucam SA to handle universal health coverage operations

On August 27, 2020, in Yaoundé, Cameroon and Santé Universelle Cameroun (Sucam SA) signed a public-private partnership contract for the implementation of...
Friday 29 May 2020Health

Anti-covid-19 drugs and tests production process is being finalized, Madeleine Tchuenté says

"The process of production of endogenous drugs, test kits, vaccines and other health equipment dedicated to the fight against Covid-19 is being...
Friday 22 May 2020Health

Medicis Sarl to invest about XAF6 bln in the construction of a haemodialysis centre in Cameroon

Medicis Sarl plans to invest XAF5.7 billion for the construction of a haemodialysis centre in Cameroon. To encourage and facilitate the realization of...
Tuesday 19 May 2020Health

France provides XAF6.5 bln budget support to help Cameroon fight the COVID-19

On May 18, 2020, the Cameroonian government, through the Ministry of Economy, signed a XAF6.5 billion grant agreement with the French Development Agency...
Thursday 7 May 2020Health

Cameroon: The Minpostel suggests creation of digital economy development centre to boost telehealth

During the cabinet meeting held on April 30, in Yaoundé, the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications (Minpostel), Minette Libom Li Likeng, suggested the...
Thursday 7 May 2020Health

Cameroon: Pub house operators promise to reduce seating capacity by half to fight the Covid-19

In Cameroon, the syndicate of pub house operators (Synedeboc) promises to implement measures to combat the coronavirus. According to a note from its...
Tuesday 28 April 2020Health

Covid-19: Cameroon has spent XAF8.8 bln so far in the fight against the virus

So far, Cameroonian authorities have spent XAF8.8 billion (€13.5 million) in the fight against the Coronavirus. This was revealed by Elysée Eyenga, Head...
Thursday 9 April 2020Health

Cameroon: Local startup House Innovation creates a mobile app for covid-19 auto-diagnostics

If approved by Cameroonian authorities, the mobile app “SOS-Covid” created by a local startup, House Innovation, could be used in the fight against the...
Tuesday 7 April 2020Health

Cameroon: Malachie Manaouda solicits Ministry of Scientific research for the production of chloroquine

The Ministry of Public Health has requested the expertise of a special institute of the Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation for the production...
Tuesday 7 April 2020Health

Cameroon: Diluted 90% Isopropyl Alcohol is being sold by some vendors, Lanacome warns

In Cameroon, many crooked businessmen seem determined to take advantage of the Coronavirus crisis raging around the world. Indeed, recently, national...
Tuesday 24 March 2020Health

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...

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