Operational support and logistics
The internal review of the COVID 19 response enabled to identify needs in relation to the upcoming use of vaccines.
The need for strengthened cold chain for the country wide vaccination.
The need for a large-scale vaccine distribution network.
On 27 February, UNICEF’s Representative handed over the first consignment of 842 refrigerators to the Minister of Public Health, to provide health facilities that offer vaccination services. This delivery is part of a four-year project which will equip health facilities with at least 3,086 refrigerators, among other equipment, for a total cost of CFA $7 billion, jointly financed by the Government of Cameroon and UNICEF.
On 26 February, the Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) facility notified Cameroon about the allocation of 1,752,000 AstraZeneca/Oxford (SII) COVID-19 Vaccine doses.
Gaps & Constraints:
The maintenance service for newly received equipment is not guaranteed, especially for health districts in remote areas.