Doctors Without Borders winds up in West Cameroon following government suspension

CAMEROON – Doctors Without Borders (MSF), have withdrawn their health care services in Cameroon following government suspension for eight months. Cameroonian authorities have accused the aid group of helping separatist groups in the country’s English-speaking northwest region, a charge the group has strongly denied. Laura Martinelli, MSF’s coordinator for the northwest region, where thousands of people need health care access, said MSF had seen no signs of the Cameroon government’s authorization for the group to resume its activities. Martinelli said MSF would be ready to resume activities when Cameroonian authorities…

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Ban on MSF operations in Cameroon continues to obstruct healthcare delivery

CAMEROON – While thousands of people struggle to access vital healthcare in the restive North-West region of Cameroon, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is still denied the resumption of its healthcare care services in the region, six months after the forced suspension of its activities by Cameroonian authorities. MSF is calling on the government of Cameroon to immediately lift this suspension and prioritise the medical needs of the population. In 2018, in agreement with Cameroon’s Ministry of Health, MSF launched an emergency response to the critical health situation in…

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