Public Health Ministry Receives Donation From UNICEF to Fight HIV/AIDS

By Augustine Nyuykongi

The Ministry of Public Health yesterday received a donation from UNICEF Cameroon to aid in its fight against the transmission of HIV/AIDS from mother to child at Birth.

The equipment received included; 47 vehicles, 55 motorcycles, 40 Point of Care Equipment, some Computers, and Hygiene protective materials among others.

The donation is financed by the Islamic Development Bank and supported by UNICEF. It is meant to support the Mother to Child and HIV Care Project to Eliminate Mother and Child Transmission, dubbed (PETVISIDAME).

The gift from UNICEF in addition also has a vital objective, which is to strengthen the health system of the country against other challenges faced by the Health Sector in Cameroon.

Cameroon’s Ministry of Health expressed its gratitude to UNICEF for the donation and assured that the equipment will go a long way in the fight against the spread of HIV in Cameroon.

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