Cooperation between Cameroon and South Korea: €8 billion to reinvent emergency medical care

Cameroon and South Korea are taking another step forward in the implementation of the project to strengthen the emergency medical care. The memorandum of understanding marking the official start of the second phase of this initiative was signed yesterday in Yaoundé.

The document was signed by the Ministers of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development, Alamine Ousmane Mey, and Public Health, Dr Manaouda Malachie, and the Country Director of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (Koica), Sangchu Kim.

The new agreement is worth 14 million dollars, or 8.4 billion francs.

The overall aim of the project is to improve the quality and accessibility of the emergency medical services system in Cameroon.

And this, by strengthening the governance and capacity of pre-hospital and hospital healthcare providers.

 In concrete terms, the project to strengthen the emergency medicine system includes the supply of equipment for intensive medical care and emergency care units.

A digital public service will also be set up to provide pre-hospital services to users in the city of Yaoundé.

The other flagship activity to be implemented thanks to this agreement is the extension of the Yaoundé Emergency Centre, inaugurated in 2015. This facility was built during the first phase of the project.

On this occasion, Alamine Ousmane Mey indicated that the agreement signed is a further illustration of South Korea’s support for Cameroon.

 «These resources will help to strengthen the framework for emergency medicine, the training of emergency doctors, and so on».


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