Cameroon

Situation Report
Emergency Response

Case management and IPC

Needs:

  • Strengthening of the testing capacity through the Track, Test and Treat (3T) strategy.

Response:

  • From 1 to 31 December 2020, the Ministry of Health and partners strived to reinforce the massive testing operation at Mifi health district in Bafoussam, in Mifi Division, West region.

  • Starting December 2020, as part of its enhanced COVID-19 prevention measures, the Government requires that all passengers bound for Cameroon to be systematically tested for COVID-19 on arrival at the international airports of Douala and Yaounde Nsimalen. In addition, a negative PCR test from less than three days prior to the departure to Cameroon should be presented by passengers.

  • From July to December 2020, WHO supported active cases finding and alerts through 674 community health workers (CHWs) trained and supervised in four regions (North-West, South-West, West and Littoral).

  • To cope with the increase in COVID-19 cases in education institutions, health authorities in collaboration with schools increased testing in education facilities. Consequently, the number of tests is increasing according to the latest statistics.

Gaps & Constraints:

  • Testing is not carried out in all schools, which might not indicate the extent of infections among students.

  • There are challenges to compliance with distancing measures given the excessive numbers of students in classes and sometimes the poor hygiene conditions. numbers of students in classes and sometimes the poor hygiene conditions.

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