British Medical Journal Global Health predicts 8 million positive cases and 5,074 deaths for Cameroon during the pandemic.

 

The British scientific journal British Medical Journal Global Health(BMJ Global Health) has predicted a chaotic covid-19 contamination peak for Cameroon.

In their future study of the coronavirus pandemic in Africa, the BMJ Global Health remains pessimistic about the management of the coronavirus pandemic in Cameroon.

The 13-pages report released this May reveals an estimated total of 8,640,261 future infected cases.

According the report, the number of mild infections could be 687,117, while severe cases may go up to 4,791, and the most critical 2,990. The report also reveals an estimated total number of 5,074 death cases.

Without adequate measures taken to contain the spread of the pandemic, the estimate predict a medium and long term explosion of contaminated cases in Cameroon as in several other countries in the continent.

“The pandemic could spread more slowly in Africa, with fewer serious cases and deaths than in other parts of the world, such as the United States and Europe, but it is expected to persist longer, if not several years”

Countries badly ranked in the British Medical Journal Global Health report are Nigeria, Algeria, and South Africa.

Since the outbreak of the pandemic in Cameroon, the government have been at work to contain the spread of the spread of the virus.

In as much as the government have taken several measures, the country is still very more vulnerable and exposed to more contamination. Social distancing and other containment measure are highly disrespected in the country.

Funds have bee mobilized by government and other private sector stakeholders to contribute in the fight against the virus.

The BMJ Global Health has called on countries to device strategies that will fund their post covid-19 health systems to prepare for any future emergencies.

While COVID19 has been a tragic pandemic, the new post COVID19 normal will require a renewed focus on stronger institutional arrangements backed by legislation to ensure countries are able to implement emergency spending actions with better coherence and consistency.  As countries explore improved strategies of funding their health systems post COVID19, we argue that in addition to investing more in common goods for health to prevent emergencies. Countries should legislate within their budget laws for contingency reserve funds that can easily be activated for health emergencies “, the report reads.

 

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