Cameroon

Situation Report
Emergency Response

Case management and IPC

Needs: The need for training health personnel in IPC has increased with the return to school and the absence of prevention measures in many schools

Response:

  • OCHA and WHO supported the regional delegation of public health in the Far North conducting the evaluation of infection prevention and control (IPC) mechanism in six health facilities, Maroua regional hospital, Meri district hospital and health centers of Bogo, Godola, Madaka and Douvangar.

  • From 26 to 30 November 2020 WHO and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) organized a training of health care worker on case management in Buea, in the South-West region.

  • From 24 to 28 November 2020, IRC supported the training of 45 actors from five health districts of the North-West region on IPC and case management.

Gaps & Constraints:

  • Misinformation about COVID-19 in communities undermined the response activities; patients who tested positive disappeared after taking the test due to stigma and fear, patients resorted to alternative medicine.

  • The effectiveness of prevention measures in schools is questionable given the new positive cases being identified each week since massive screening started in schools.

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