To avoid and prevent epidemics, the Red Cross has launched a “Health for All” campaign in the Far North region.
The Cameroon Red Cross brought together last week public health stakeholders. The aim was to build the capacity of the divisional committees of the agency in the Far North, under the banner ‘One Health’. This integrated approach aims to improve coordination between the various actors involved in human, animal and environmental health in order to prevent and respond effectively to epidemics and health crises, according to Dr Daniel Thierry Belinga of the National Programme for the Prevention and Control of Emerging and Re-emerging Zoonoses.
It provides an integrated, systematic and unified approach to human, animal and environmental health at all levels. Officials from the ministries of health, agriculture and rural development were in attendance at the workshop. The Red Cross project also aimed to promote an approach to human and environmental health that encourages cooperation and synergy between the divisions concerned, and to improve the integration of the divisional Red Cross committees in the Far North region into the national platform in Cameroon. For the beneficiaries of this training, the concept is an opportunity to be seized. “We are all going to work together for the well-being of the population, the environment and our animals,” stresses Bakary Bouba, President of the Red Cross divisional committee for Diamaré.