Civil Society voice heard during Global Fund preparation requests

20/02/2017

The event was highly awaited yesterday at the Hotel Franco of Yaounde in Cameroon, the Plenary validation of the first Draft of the Malaria application Form request to Global Fund. They were almost all present, members of the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM), Representatives of Government and International Organizations, Parliamentarians, Embassies, Private Sector and of course Civil Society Representatives. All of them had to look at in the same direction on the Application Form presented by the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) during this plenary.

A process closely followed by civil society actors. Who wanted to make their voices heard for the consolidation of the Document, through the recommendations of the Orientation Workshop of the Civil Society Group of Experts organized by FIS Cameroon on 8 and 9 February at the CICM de Mvolye Yaounde. And it is quite natural that Bertrand KAMPOER, Executive Director of FIS Cameroon, who is also Alternate Representative of Civil Society at the CCM, in the absence of Berthe YIMELE, spoke on behalf of the Civil Society.

In his explanations, he focused on two main points, the Community Commitment which needs to be strengthened, the NMCP having reached an edge of performance saturation and the continuous Advocacy towards the private sector, for more commitment as well. Proposals that have immediately received favorable feedbacks and comments there. And we hope these propositions will be taken in account in the final document to be returned to the Global Fund on 20 March 2017.

However, it should be emphasized that, for the 2017-2019 allocation period, the Malaria Program is benefiting from a reconducting process. Probably synonymous that many efforts have been made in the fight against the disease, but that much remains to be done. One thing is however certain, the epidemiological context of malaria has not changed and the disease remains in the control stage. Euros 65 454 364 billion are therefore allocated to this fight, around CFAF 43 billion.

Benoit BISSOHONG B.