The Minister of Public Health, offers since June 23, a routine screening in all consultations at health facilities.
Andre Mama Fouda, Minister of Public Health, proposes to systematically screen anyone who comes to a health facility, whatever the reason for the consultation.
At the same time, the minister proposes to take care of those screened and confirmed HIV positive, “without the requirement of a prior CD4 assessment“.
The government also reduced to 5,000 FCFA, the cost of the viral load test.
The objective of the government decision, is aimed at improving the care of people living with HIV (PLHIV), we learn.
According to some Cameroonians, the government wants to increase the numbers of PLWHA, to qualify for more international funding usually being misappropriated by public managers.