Cameroon’s Health Programme: WHO Regional Director Updated

The Regional Director of the World Health Organisation (WHO) for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti was received in audience on February 21, 2019 by the Prime Minister, Chief Dr. Joseph Dion Ngute during which she was updated on government’s health programme and activities. The Regional Director who is in Cameroon for an official visit appreciated the recently announced universal health coverage policy by the Head of State, Paul Biya. Speaking to the press after the audience, Dr. Matshidiso said the objective of her visit is to come and learn while understanding in-depth and getting an update about the progress being made by government to improve the health of the population.

“The reason being that we can see how to adjust our contribution and make our support to be the most relevant and effective. We equally want to support the country to achieve the results that the President of the Republic, H.E Paul Biya has expressed that he wants to see,” she stated. As concerns universal health coverage, the Regional Director stated that she was greatly impressed by the initiative. “We are particularly encouraged and I discussed this with the Prime Minister the commitment of the government towards universal health coverage, a decision that was made by the Head of State.

The Prime Minister shared with me that he has received instructions from the Head of State and is leading this work and the Ministers of Health, Social Security and Finance under his coordination,” Dr. Matshidiso said. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister equally received a delegation of Japanese investors led by the Ambassador Tsutomu Osawa. The investors who are specialised in the installation of biotoilets using Japanese technology and the recycling of scraps for automobile said they presented their actions to the Prime Minister and were very much encouraged by his response

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