Monthly Newsletter N° 003 June 2022: Cameroon on track to meet 2030 hiv/aids targets

June 30, 2023

 Dr MANAOUDA Malachie, Minister of Public Health and Chairman of the National AIDS Control Committee, chaired the first statutory meeting of the NACC for 2022 at the Cameroon Red Cross on Tuesday 7 June 2022. The highlights of the 2021 annual report on the fight against AIDS in Cameroon and the 2022 Annual Work Plan were presented to him and the audience. The presentation showed that 95% of people living with HIV knew their status, 75% were on ART, 65% had at least one viral load and 82.4% were virally suppressed. Finally, we learned that progress in 2022 will only be possible with a more significant commitment from the various stakeholders in the response. 

The statutory meeting brings together all the national and international players involved in the response to HIV and AIDS in Cameroon. During the meeting, they are presented with the annual report on activities carried out in the fight against HIV and AIDS in Cameroon. And secondly, the work plan for the following year in accordance with the National Strategic Plan. The Permanent Secretary of the CNLS, Dr Hamsatou HADJA CHERIF, presented the report.

2021, as well as the 2022 Annual Work Plan. One of the greatest advances presented during this work was the achievement of the first 2030 objective on HIV/AIDS. 

As a reminder, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) launched ambitious targets in 2014 to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, by ensuring that 95% of people living with HIV know their serostatus. 95% of all HIV-infected people tested receive antiretroviral treatment. 

viral load. And 95% of people receiving antiretroviral treatment have their viral load sustainably suppressed. With the help of the National Strategy Plan, the guiding instrument in the response to the HIV epidemic in Cameroon, the Government intends to achieve the 95-95-95 objective by 2030. In Cameroon in 2021, 3,479,989 people were tested for HIV. As a result, 14,451 new patients were infected with HIV. Cumulatively, this represents 499,330 HIV infections.