The Chief Executive Officer of MTN Cameroon, Stephen BLEWETT was received by the Minister of Public Health, MANAOUDA Malachie, on 25 March 2021 in Yaounde. The two personalities essentially exchanged views on the contribution by the leader in mobile telephony to the national response against Covid-19.
This support will be provided within the framework of the African Union’s Go Africa initiative, through which the MTN Group has financed the acquisition of millions of doses of the anti-Covid19 vaccine. The priority of this programme is to vaccinate health workers who have paid a heavy price since the outbreak of the pandemic.
Discussions between the two institutions considered the possibility for Cameroon to benefit, through the Ministry of Public Health, from other doses of vaccine in the same way as several other African countries.
This approach is part of MTN Cameroon’s commitment to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus in Cameroon through several actions taken since March 2020.
It should be noted that MTN Foundation has already provided substantial support to the Government’s National Response Plan. In addition, it has distributed protection kits (face masks, overalls, hydroalcoholic gel, etc.) to the most exposed professional and social communities, facilitated communication for health personnel, equipped several primary schools with hand-washing stations, installed an oxygen plant at the Laquintinie Hospital in Douala, etc.
MTN Cameroon remains at the side of the Government and Cameroonians to defeat this pandemic which is a common enemy.