On August 24, 2020, the government launched an assessment of its COVID-19 response strategy. This response strategy was announced on March 17, 2020, by Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute at the end of an interministerial council during which a dozen measures were initiated with immediate effect.
According to a briefing note published on August 21, 2020, by the Minister of Public Health Manaouda Malachie, this assessment is being conducted via a series of consultations with bilateral and multilateral partners in the health sector, independent experts, renowned professors, learned societies, unions and officials from the Ministry of Health.
The assessment will provide guidelines into ways to prepare for the challenges Cameroon will face in the coming months.
The government’s response strategy not only faces the health impacts of the coronavirus, but it also addresses the socioeconomic impacts. In that regard, the President of the Republic, Paul Biya, decreed the creation of a special solidarity fund initially endowed with a budget of XAF180 billion dedicated to the financing of actions to be implemented by 24 agencies.