On July 15, humanitarian organization Plan International, handed over a batch of awareness-raising materials to the Cameroonian government to ensure that people have access to accurate information in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19).
The batch was constituted of 2,700 posters and stickers, 200 picture boxes, 67 awareness-raising flashcards in local dialects, 150 notebooks, 2,000 vests, and 500 polo shirts, the Ministry of Public Health (Minsanté) indicates on its website.
The picture boxes will be used to train staff during capacity building sessions, while the vests will identify community health workers during their outreach visits to communities, says Collins Sayang, programme manager at Plan International Cameroon.
Dr. Fanne Mahamat, Director of Health Promotion at Minsanté, received the materials on behalf of the Cameroonian government and thanked the donor for this gesture which will help increase community awareness and prevent the spread of the disease.
"At a time when we are starting the third phase of the fight against the Covid-19 and after registering more than 15,000 positive cases, it is important, more than ever, to be able to inform people, tell them that the disease is real, that it is still infecting people," she said on public television CRTV.
Plan International has been operating in Cameroon since 1996. The organization works with more than 1,200 communities in seven of the country's ten regions (Adamaoua, Far North, North, East, North-West, Centre, and Littoral).