The head of delegation from the sovereign order of Malta to Camroon, says the order is determined to accompany Cameroon accomplish some of her most pressing challenges in the health sector such as the provision of first aid teams during the 2019 African Cup of Nations.
He was speaking during an audience granted him by the Minister of Public health, Andre Mama Fouda on the second day of the official visit to Cameroon of the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, His Most Eminent Highness Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre Del Tempio Di Sanguinetto.
At the end of the audience that held behind closed doors, the head of delegation told pressmen that his discussions with the Minister of public health focused on the review over sixty years of cooperation. They also examined three other projects in the pipeline.
“One of the projects is to put up some medical teams that can intervene not just for one eventwhich could be the Africa Cup of Nations next year but also provide services to patients, assistance to ambulance drivers, first aid helpers and others.
The other program is to develop what we have been doing at the general hospital of Njumbe; which is a fantastic training centre. We have an average of about 50 students and we train over 250 students a year. The qualifications they get are put at the service of the other health centres and hospitals in Cameroon.
There is also a program to extend these training programs and enter into a new convention with the government. Our first agreements are 60 or 20 years old. We are going forward and trying to render better services and to share the service with the medical teams and other structures.
We have the support of the Ministry of Public Health and other Ministries to continue the work we have done already through a successful path.”
The Order of Malta runs the Saint John of Malta hospital in Njumbe in the Littoral region and the Mokolo health centre in the Far North region. It also provides cooperation assistance to the Chantal Biya Foundation in the treatment of children with cancer. The Order gives a yearly six billion CFA francs assistance package to some health facilities in Cameroon.