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US government donates equipment to Coastal Region Health Promotion Fund on World Pharmacists Day

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US government donates equipment to Coastal Region Health Promotion Fund on World Pharmacists Day

We provided technical assistance, logistical support, minor infrastructure improvements and the purchase of HIV / AIDS and malaria products for Cameroon.

YAOUNDE, Cameroon, September 25, 2021 / Groupe APO / –

On World Pharmacists Day under this year’s theme, “Pharmacy: Always Trustworthy for Your Health,” the US Government, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), donated health and safety equipment to the Regional Fund for Health Promotion in Douala to strengthen the supply chain and increase the availability of safe medicines and essential products for health facilities in Douala. the Littoral region.

USAID / Cameroon National Representative Paul Richardson said, “The United States government is supporting Cameroon’s 10 regional health promotion funds to establish and implement a distribution strategy for the health promotion. last mile to deliver life-saving medicine to around 350,000 HIV / AIDS patients. With an investment of around CFAF 38 billion (US $ 68 million) since 2011, we have provided technical assistance, logistical support, minor infrastructure upgrades and procurement of HIV commodities. / AIDS and malaria for Cameroon, as well as supported the shipment of 303,050 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Cameroon via the COVAX mechanism. “

USAID donated a generator, computer equipment, smoke detectors and fire extinguishers, aimed at improving last mile delivery operations, warehouse storage conditions and product inventory management. health. Among the Cameroonian officials present were the Regional Delegate of Public Health of the Littoral Region Dr Albert Mambo, Director of Pharmacy, Medicines and Laboratories Dr Sadou Salihou, Administrator of the Regional Health Promotion Fund Dr Joseph Marie Bikoti, Coordinator of the Regional Technical Commission Group Dr Victorinne Noelle Nicole Yongu, and President of the National Order of Pharmacists of Cameroon Dr Franck Nana.

The United States Embassy is delighted to strengthen collaboration with the Cameroonian Ministry of Public Health to improve the health conditions of all Cameroonians.

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