Cameroon

Situation Report
Emergency Response

Points of Entry (POE); Operational Support and Logistics

The surveillance team at points of entry continues to test all passengers crossing Cameroon's air, sea and land borders.

Needs: With the strengthening of testing at the borders, PoE actors have identified some gaps, in particular:

  • There is a lack of premises to house health posts at the border.

  • Lack of staff, especially medical staff.

  • Lack of equipment and materials for testing.

  • Absence of knowledge or information on COVID-19 activities at border health posts.

Response:

  • On 20 November, the Minister of Health appointed the heads of border surveillance posts in the 10 regions of Cameroon.

  • Partners including WFP and WHO announced that they will make tents available to house emergency teams.

Gaps & Constraints:

  • Skepticism of population regarding the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic in Cameroon.

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