By Ndimbe Usmanu in Bamenda Photo Credits: CBCHS
The CameroonBaptist Convention Health Services CBCHS has made public an ambitious plan to identify and place under treatment 30 000 new cases of HIV infected persons in the NW region.The plan was made public Thursday October 24, at the launching of the Country Operational Plan COP19 in Bamenda.
"If we all put our hands on deck, we will be able to identify 30,000 HIV new cases and place them under treatment in order to reach the epidemic control". The CBCHS Director Professor Tih Pius Muhfi stated.
The launching event revealed that an estimated total of 101000 people in the Northwest Region of Cameroon are living with HIV.
The most nervous pain in the high prevalence is that only 34000 out of the identified persons have been placed under treatment.
|CBCHS Director Professor Tih Pius Muhfi presenting the project to event attendees|
The conflict rocking the NW and SW Regions of Cameroon is said to be the major challenge to the low performance.
However, the CBCHS and her partners are not ready to back out from the fight against the pandemic anytime soon.
Dr Kingsley Che Soh the NW Regional Delegate for Public Health lauded the support from CBCHealth Services. “This time around in addition to the technical support they have been giving, CBC Health services is going to support us with trained and experienced staff in the domain of HIV control and management ".
The over 200 health workers in attendance brought from different health facilities in the entire NW region left ready to hit the target.