Assessing Cameroon’s Response To The Covid 19 Pandemic

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Theme:  Assessing Cameroon’s Response To The Covid 19 Pandemic

July 30, 2020

2PM – 4PM Cameroon time (9AM – 11AM D.C Time)

Background

Since the outbreak of the novel corona virus, Cameroon has had its own bitter portion of this disease as so many lives have been lost and still counting. As reported by Africa CDC, Cameroon has had over 380 deaths as of the 26th of July. Like most other countries around the globe the country has been struggling to appropriately respond to the pandemic. The pandemic has affected virtually all sectors of the economy and stands to dramatically exacerbate the current sociopolitical crises. The scientific community continues to make progress in understanding the virulence, available treatment options and possible vaccine candidates. It is increasingly evident that COVID-19 will be around for a long time, hence it is imperative for Cameroon to better calibrate re-opening the economy while better controlling spread of new cases.

Objectives

  • Evaluate interventions taken by Government of Cameroon as a response to the pandemic
  • Discuss the challenges the country has faced while responding to the pandemic
  • Discuss the way forward for Cameroon’s growth and development amidst the pandemic and new strategies that policymakers and the executive should put in place

Expected Results

The assessment will yield recommendations which will be used to inform and update the response to the pandemic. It will also highlight possible ways for the country to make progress amidst  this pandemic.

Time/Venue

30th July 2020, + 2pm (GMT + 1)

Event will be held on ZOOM and streamed live

Focus areas

  • Cameroon’s response to the pandemic
  • Challenges in responding to the pandemic
  • Effect of the pandemic on Cameroon’s growth and development
  • How Cameroon can ensure its growth and development in the COVID era

 Panelists/Speakers

Dr. Etoudi Mballa George Alain

Dr. Etoudi Mballa George Alain

Director of Disease Control Ministry of Public Health, Cameroon

Prof. Nsagha Dickson Shey

Associate professor of Epidemiology: Infectious Diseases of Poverty/NTD University of Buea

Prof. Charles Wiysonge

Prof. Charles Wiysonge

Director: South African Cochrane Centre South African Medical Research Council

Prof. Emeritus Rose Gana Fomban Leke

Prof. Emeritus Rose Gana Fomban Leke

Biotechnology Center, University of Yaoundé 1 QUEEN MOTHER Cameroon Medical Community Heroine of Health 2018

Prof. Mbacham Wilfred

Prof. Mbacham Wilfred

Professor of Public Health Biotechnology Fellow of the Cameroon Academy of Sciences Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences

Moderator

Dr. Gobina Ronald

Public Health Fellow Coordinator of the Corona Virus Taskforce Nkafu Policy Institute

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