EHS-COVID (426) Child health (16) Lack of trust in government

26 June, 2021

Dear Neil and co

I fully agree with what Martin has reported for Cameroon [https://www.hifa.org/dgroups-rss/ehs-covid-422-child-health-14-fwd-chifa.... I have experienced the same in my county. Some accused some hospitals in late 2020 of injecting people with covid virus so as to inflate the figures in exchange for financial benefit from the government.

The ongoing crisis in some regions of Cameroon, for example, North West, South West, Far North and the East regions has also affected the covid response because many people no longer has trust in the government

Jacob

Nkwan Jacob Gobte RN, BNS, MPH

Infection Prevention & Control/WASH Nurse

Baptist Training School for Health Personnel (BTSHP), Banso

Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services

2019 APIC Hero of Infection Prevention, 2018 SHEA Ambassador

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) Working Group

Infection Control African Network, (ICAN)

HIFA profile: Nkwan Jacob Gobte is an IPC/WASH Nurse at Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services, Cameroon. Professional Interests: Infection Prevention and Control; Water; Sanitation and Hygiene. nkwanjacobgobte AT yahoo.com