The Delegate of Public Health for the Centre Region has called for a change in behavior to eradicate cholera that has so far, affected 13 out of the 32 health districts in the Region.
Dr Therese Azoumbou Mefant made this call during a press briefing on May 26, 2023 in Yaounde. Theof cholera in the region was also made public during the meeting.
Dr Therese Azoumbou Mefant says cholera would easily be eradicated if the population is “properly educated on”
In this light, a special sensitization campaign has been earmarked for May 29 to June 3, 2023 in the Centre Region.
It will include a mini symposium aimed at equipping key actors in the fight against cholera with the required knowledge.
Sessions will also be organised to educate all groups of the population on how to make water potable.
The media is expected to accompany the Centre Regional Delegation of Public Health with sensitisation messages.
This special campaign will end with a leisure and sports walk on Saturday, June 3, 2023.
Epidemiological Situation of Cholera in the Centre Region
Thirteen out of the 32 health districts in the Centre Region, are affected by the epidemic. All eight health districts in Yaounde have reported cases.
According to health experts, 31% of cases are less serious, 41% are moderately serious and 28% are severe.
Statistics also indicate that more men are infected than women.
People using pit toilets are also more prone to being infected with cholera than those with modern toilets.
After a series of presentations, the Centre Regional Delegate of Public Health insists that Cameroonians from all walks of life must be properly educated on how to respect basic preventive measures in order to conquer the disease.
Eleanor Ayuketah Ngochi