Newsletter mensuel N° 002 Mai 2022 : The month of May was marked by a short break to commemorate all the lives lost to AIDS

juin 30, 2023

Dears readers, 

The month of May was marked by a short break to commemorate all the lives lost to AIDS. In fact, the world celebrates, since 1983, the third Sunday of May every year the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial. It is not only an opportunity to remember the people we have lost but also to honor those who dedicated their lives to help people living with and affected by HIV and continue to mobilize our communities in solidarity. HIV is no longer a fatality in the world and particularly in Cameroon. Indeed, the Government of Cameroon through the Ministry of Public Health and its technical and financial partners such as The Global Fund, CDC-PEPFAR, UNAIDS and other partners make sure to offer free care to PLHIV regularly. For now, there is no cure for HIV but it can be managed by daily medication. However, the first step after testing positive for HIV is to see a health care provider, even if you do not feel sick. Prompt medical care and treatment with HIV medicines as soon as possible is the best way to stay healthy. In our quest to reduce HIV deaths daily and to defeat HIV-AIDS by 2030, Cameroon joined in July 2020 the network of countries that have committed to scale up differentiated service delivery (DSD) for people living with HIV. The country teams exchange best practices, pilot innovations, and work together on common areas of interest related to DSD, knowledge generation, and co-creation of tools and resources. I invite you to read this second issue of our newsletter, to discover how Cameroon is striving to improve both prevention through communication actions in social networks but also through its participation in very rewarding international meetings. 

Have a good reading!