CCAM is the Cameroonian affiliate of the Malaria Consortium, based in London. It is non-political, non governmental, and not for profit. It is an advocacy association that fights for the control and prevention of malaria in Cameroon in collaboration with the National Malaria Control Program. The head office of CCAM is located in Yaoundé.
The meeting started at 10h30 immediately after the arrival of the Minister of Public Health Mr. André MAMA FOUDA, who chaired the meeting in person. This high-level advocacy event was organized by the Malaria Consortium-Cameroon Coalition Against Malaria (MC-CCAM) in collaboration with the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) and partners actively involved in malaria control within the context of the Global Fund Round 9-Malaria Project (Year 1-Quarter 8).
25 April 2012 marked the World Malaria Day (WMD) in Cameroon, celebrated under the theme: “Sustain Gains, Save Lives and Invest in Malaria”. MC-CCAM participated actively in the weeklong activities planned for this day by the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) and partners. The activities were organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Public Health. As its own contribution towards the 2012 WMD, MC-CCAM planned and implemented 2 key activities. All of these took place at the organization’s new “Kinja” event all on the 20 of April 2012 and 24 Of April 2012, respectively.
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July 2012 was characterised by a series of malaria-related activities, notably the CARN Annual Review & Planning Meeting that held in Cameroon, the review of the National M&E Plan for Malaria Control, SWOT Analyses for Phase 1 of the GF Rd 9-Malaria Project, elaboration of the triennial budget of the Phase 2 of same project and among other key issues.
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This is intended to be a regular feature on our website to inform all and sundry about what is happening in the fight against malaria in Cameroon. It is MC-CCAM's humble effort to gather and disseminate major highlights on the progress and impact of malaria control in Cameroon on a monthly basis.
The annual rendezvous of the CARN Review & Planning Meeting will hold from 10-12 July 2012 at the Yaounde Mont Fébé Hotel in Cameroon. CARN is the Central African Regional Network for the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership. The CARN Meeting usually brings together all member countries of its network with the aim of reviewing the achievements made by their National Malaria Control Programmes for the previous year and identifying challenges so as to inform the operational planning of the following year.
Prof. Rose Gana Fomban Leke - Winner of the 2012 CPS Distinguished Award for Excellence in the Sciences
Washington D.C. (June 26, 2012). The Cameroon Professional Society (CPS) is today very honored to announce that Prof. Rose Gana Fomban Leke is the winner of the 2012 CPS Distinguished Award for Excellence in the Sciences. Professor Leke, currently the Head of the Department of Microbiology, Hematology and Immunology at the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Yaounde I. She has spent the last decades trying to decode malaria, which is endemic in most of West Africa. She has particularly focused on understanding its effects during pregnancy both to the pregnant mother and the fetus.
Yaoundé, Cameroon; June 12th - On April 25th,2012 ARCHIVE (Architecture for Health In Vulnerable Environments) launched acampaign entitled Construire laPrévention du Paludisme (Building Malaria Prevention), in an effort toadvance the organization's mission - providing architectural solutions as ameans to improving health in vulnerable communities. Focusing on the communityof Minkoaméyos, on the outskirts of Yaoundé, the campaign aims to rehabilitatefirst 24 and in time over 250 homes to demonstrate the crucial rolearchitectural and environmental factors play in reducing the incidence ofmalaria.
On Tuesday, 6 March 2012, MC-CCAM organized a training workshop with the aim of engaging some 14 carpenters in support of the Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) hang-up campaign in Cameroon. 2 of the 14 participants represented a group of 10 carpenters. The training was done as prelude to a maiden competition to select the best “LLINs-friendly bed”. It is also part of the organization’s activities planned for the 2012 World Malaria Day, to be celebrated on 25 April under the theme: “Sustain Gains, Save Lives and Invest in Malaria”.
MC-CCAM and partners have launched a Literary Contest, which is in its first edition on Malaria Control, involving children in primary and secondary schools. The competition has as theme: "One more step to fight against malaria" and aims at promoting excellence among school children and identifying "Malaria Champions" among them thanks to creative works on malaria control that help bring out their latent talents.
The following post is by UNICEF Cameroon Representative Ora Musu Clemens Hope.
Dr. Esther Tallah, the head of the Cameroon Coalition Against Malaria, and I set out for Mfou, 25 kilometers outside of Yaounde, to see how the census phase of the campaign for the universal distribution of almost 9 million long lasting insecticide treated bed nets is going. Dubbed “KO Palu” (Knock Out Malaria), the campaign kick-off on August 20 was a spectacular extravanga staged by the government of Cameroon and Malaria No More.
Cameroon's Prime Minister, Philemon Yang, representing the Head of State, Paul Biya, on August 20, 2011 at the Yaounde Multi-purpose Sports Complex, launched the national campaign for the free distribution of 8,654,731 long lasting insecticidal nets to all Cameroonian families as a means of effectively fighting malaria. The campaign which is part of the project, "Scaling up malaria control for impact 2010-2014", estimated to cost FCFA 34 billion, is financed by the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Cameroon government and other partners.
Le Ministre de la Santé Publique, André Mama Fouda, vient d’effectuer une visite du site d’entreposage des 1 672 641 moustiquaires de Nkolfoulou dans l’arrondissement de Soa, Région du Centre. Il était accompagné par son collègue Issa Tchiroma, Ministre de la Communication, du Gouveneur de la Région du Centre, du representant de l’OMS, des partenaires au développement impliqués dans l’exécution du « Global Fund Round 9-Malaria Project » : Plan Cameroon, ACMS, IRESCO et MC-CCAM et de ses plus proches collaborateurs.
On Wednesday, 25 May 2011, Mr. André Mama Fouda, the Minister of Public Health (MOH), presided over the launching ceremony of the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Progress & Impact Series Reports in Cameroon. The high-level advocacy event that took place in the Yaoundé Hilton Hotel saw the presence of a cross-section of government officials and representatives from ministerial departments, international bodies, the Chantal Biya Foundation and other Civil Society Organisations, dignitaries as well as collaborating agencies of the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP).
MC-CCAM was host to a 4-day workshop that ran from 21-24 February 2011 during which a high level team from the Constellation introduced 27 participating partners – drawn from the Directorate of Disease Control (DLM), the NMCP, Plan Cameroon, MC-CCAM, IRESCO and members of the Etetak community – to the Malaria Competence Process (MCP).
Increased refuse dumping in Bamenda is likely to increase cases of cholera and malaria in the city as more refuse is being dumped along streets and even beside big markets. The resultant harm of this habit is cited by a pharmacist and epidemiologist at the Regional Delegation of Public Health, Dr. Julius Sama. "The refuse that is dumped along the road side leads to pollution of the environment.
C'est le siège de la MC-CCAM, Malaria Consortium-Cameroon Coalition Aganist Malaria, sis au quartier Bastos, qui a servi de cadre au déroulement de l'atelier de formation des propriétaires de mass medias sur le paludisme. Une vingtaine de directeurs de publication des medias public et privé y prenaient part sous la coordination de quatre experts.