Following the discovery in Cameroon of the first cases of COVID-19 and announcement by the Government of measures to deal with the epidemic, MTN Cameroon has taken steps to: 1– ensure the availability of its network and services to enable Cameroonians to stay connected in these difficult times; 2– safeguard the health of its customers and that of its employees in its Service Centres and all its sites; 3– provide digital solutions that contribute to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.
As an extension of the steps taken by the company, MTN Foundation, which implements the social responsibility policy of MTN Cameroon, is taking a number of initiatives to contribute to Cameroon’s response against the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19.
Consequently, in agreement with the Ministry of Public Health, MTN Foundation will support the “National Operational Plan for Preparation and Response against COVID-19 in Cameroon 2020” through the following initiatives:
- Intensification of awareness campaigns. MTN’s network, technologies and digital platforms will be used to disseminate the messages designed by the Ministry of Health to address the crisis.
- The facilitation of communications by health personnel involved in operations to combat the spread of COVID-19.
- Contributing to set up test centres envisaged by the Ministry of Public Health.
MTN Foundation also plans to facilitate access to educational resources by pupils, students and teachers, even in cases of isolation or confinement.
“The response against this serious health crisis can only be a collective one. We must stand as one with the Nation to repel COVID-19. At MTN Foundation, and at MTN, we are doing our part in this collective struggle. We also invite our communities to respect the measures enacted by the competent authorities to limit the spread of the virus and thus save lives,” said the Executive Secretary of the MTN Foundation, Jean-Melvin Akam.