The Ministry of Economy and the French Development Agency (AFD) signed on 18 May 2020 a grant agreement of CFA6.5 billion, “per the commitments of Cameroon and France within the framework of the Development and Debt Reduction Contract (C2D).”
“This budget support will be implemented through operators already present in the field, including French NGOs and UN agencies,” the press release states.
The document adds that this grant will be allocated to strengthen the management of Covid-19 cases, specifically to increase the number of hospitalization and resuscitation beds for serious cases in the reference hospitals of Yaoundé, Douala, and Bafoussam, the three main centers of the pandemic.
The money will also make it possible to strengthen the Ministry of Health's rapid intervention and investigation teams for an active search for cases or to acquire personal protective equipment and biomedical material and equipment on a massive scale.
In addition to this support, France has mobilized more than CFA1 billion to support the government's response to the Covid-19 pandemic.