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Cameroon – Health: Faced with Lack of health insurance, government calls for international medical aid to resolve disease burden

Faced with the lack of health insurance, the Cameroonian government has called on international medical aid to solve the morbid burden.

A hospital ship called “Africa Mercy” will dock in the Port of Douala as early as August 2017, the Cameroonian government said on Friday at a press conference.

Precisely, the hospital ship will be in Cameroon for a humanitarian operation whose main objective is to “reduce the morbidity burden among the poorest and most vulnerable populations through medical services“, said Issa Tchiroma Bakary, Cameroonian Minister of Communication and government spokesman.

Africa Mercy, will offer free of charge to Cameroonians for ten months, diversified care of quality, essentially oriented surgery.

The authorities also mention training sessions for local medical and surgical teams, likely to develop centers of excellence in certain regions of Cameroon, for the specialties offered by Mercy Ships.

The government of Cameroon says it has taken steps to ensure that approximately 6,000 patients receive the free treatment offered by Mercy Ships.

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