The Secretary General of the Ministry of Public Health (Minsanté), Richard Njock, received on Monday 17 August in Yaounde, a donation of medical equipment from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the French Development Agency (AFD).
Worth CFA2.2 billion, the equipment includes 600 oxygen extractors, 100 multi-parameter monitors, 20 autoclaves, 50 defibrillators, 100,000 FFP2 masks, 70,000 over-coats and 200,000 over-shoes. “This action is part of a commitment by Cameroon and France, through the Development and Debt Reduction Contract (C2D) to respond to the health emergency of the fight against Covid-19,” the Ministry of Public Health posted on its Facebook page.
On 18 May, the Cameroonian government and AFD signed a €10 million (CFA6.5 billion) grant agreement to support the fight against the coronavirus in the African country. This grant, in the form of budget support for Minsanté, aims in particular to strengthen screening for cases of Covid-19 through the massive acquisition of personal protective equipment and biomedical equipment and materials. The grant is the second of its kind given to the health authorities within the framework of this agreement. According to the latest data, Cameroon has 18,118 confirmed cases of Covid-19, including 16,450 recoveries and 401 deaths.