Cameroon will soon launch the four inter-regional health simulation centers (CIRSS) announced a while back by the government, according to the new issue of the Ministry of Public Health's (Minsanté) quarterly magazine, "Health Magazine".
According to the magazine, "the CIRCSS will be responsible, among other things, for retraining and upgrading the skills of healthcare personnel working in health facilities where there is a shortage of specialists."
With this project, Cameroon is following in the footsteps of several other countries, such as Morocco, which have opted to provide in-service training for doctors and healthcare professionals. The aim of this project is clearly to attract high-quality staff to public health facilities.
In addition to ongoing training, the CIRSS will also publish documents in the field of medical simulation. The center will also supervise and coordinate “practical training courses for medical, pharmaceutical, and odontostomatology students, as well as those of medical and health professional training institutions."
For the time being, only the Yaoundé CIRSS, which will cover the Centre, East, and South regions, has been completed. The other three are still at the design stage: Garoua (for the Adamaoua, Far North, and North regions) Bafoussam (for the West and North-West regions), and Limbe (for the Littoral and South-West regions).
Michel Ange Nga