President Paul Biya and the First Lady, are in Lyon since last night, October 8, 2019. Along with some members of the government. They will participate this October 9 and tomorrow October 10, at the Sixth Replenishment Conference from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
” The participation of the Head of State in this Conference is an opportunity for Cameroon to mobilize about 100 billion FCFA , for the period 2021-2023, in favor of the fight against the three diseases, while not losing sight of that the Global Fund is Cameroon’s first partner for these pandemics, “ informs the communication cell of the Presidency.
Since 2003, the support of the Global Fund for Cameroon amounted to 315,327,841,225 FCFA , through eight grants for AIDS, seven for malaria and four for tuberculosis, adds the communication of the Presidency.
On the occasion of this visit, Paul Biya will plead for the reconsideration of the sanctions taken by the Global Fund against Cameroon. He will present the measures taken by the government, including the creation of a special account at BEAC for the counterpart funds of the various projects to which Cameroon is committed.
According to official figures, despite the progress made, Cameroon still has 3.6% of the highest HIV prevalence in West and Central Africa, with very significant peaks in at-risk populations (26% among sex workers, 20% among homosexuals, girls and other adolescents). Tuberculosis-HIV coincidence remains high, at 40%. Malaria accounts for 48% of all deaths of children under five.