Cameroon

Situation Report
Emergency Response

Case management and IPC

Needs:

  • With the increase in COVID-19 cases, health workers are more exposed. As of 24 March, 1,691 health personnel have been infected. Capacity building and provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) are necessary.

  • Strengthening of barrier measures within the UN agencies to protect personnel and their dependents severely affected by COVID-19.

  • School infirmaries are not sufficiently equipped to test all students. There is a need to organize massive testing in schools.

  • Need to monitor many asymptomatic cases living among community members who have no access to medical and psychological support.

Response

  • On 26 February, the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) presented a COVID-19 vaccine deployment plan and a budget to COVID-19 response partners.

  • While preparing for massive testing and vaccination, surveillance activities are continuing in schools and universities. The table below reflects the screening situation in schools and universities as of 17 March.

Gaps & Constraints:

  • The COVID-19 vaccine deployment plan does not clearly indicate the needed logistical resources, particularly the cold chain.

  • Limited logistical means to do tests in schools.

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