The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Joining forces to fight COVID-19 in Cameroon

A new agreement between the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), the government of Cameroon and several United Nations organizations will help fast track the purchasing of emergency medical supplies.

Using $27.4 million in financing from IsDB, UNOPS, UNICEF and the United Nations Development Programme will procure vital equipment and supplies to aid Cameroon's COVID-19 response.

UNOPS is committed to contributing to the strengthening of the healthcare system in Cameroon through transparent and efficient procurement as well as project management.

Tatiana Wah - Director and Representative of UNOPS in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which also manages projects in Cameroon
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“I am confident that these agreements will contribute to mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Cameroon,” said Mayoro Niang, Manager of the IsDB Abuja Regional Hub.

Scanners, respiratory equipment, ambulances, mobile radios, hospital beds and personal protective equipment are among the items that will be procured to help strengthen the country's healthcare system. This will support COVID-19 response efforts in Cameroon by improving testing capacity and early detection, as well as supporting the management of COVID-19 cases.

“This partnership is an opportunity to further strengthen Cameroon's health system in the face of future resurgence of epidemics and pandemics in Cameroon,” said Dr. Manaouda Malachie, Cameroon's Minister of Public Health.

For more information, read the full press release here.


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