Responding to Disease Outbreak in Cameroon

ISBN 978-3-89645-855-1

Responding to Disease Outbreak in Cameroon

Lessons from COVID-19

Edited by: Pius W. Akumbu, Justine Germo Nzweundji. With a preface by: Vincent P.K. Titanji. With contributions by: Gabriel A. Agbor, Pius W. Akumbu, Nathalie Amvongo-Adjia, Innocent Afuh Awasom, Clementine Lem Azinue, Gaston Bessala, Cédric B. Chesnais, Pierpaolo Di Carlo, Hugues C. Nana Djeunga, Nehemie Tchinda Donfagsiteli, Samuel Eke, Raoul Ehode Elah, Magellan Guewo-Fokeng, Albert Jiotsa, José Donadoni Manga Kalniga, Carole Nouazi Kemkeng, Thierry Cesaire Kengmogne, Jude Ndzifon Kimengsi, Edwige Emilie Kouamen, Georges Maxime Lamy Lamy, Harry Wirngo Mairomi, Valérie Makoge, Pascal Faustin Tsague Manfo, Grace Annih Mbong, Cyrille Mezoue, Stephen Ambe Mforteh, Ruben Martin Mouangue, Dany Forming Nantchouang Djibie, Edouard Akono Nantia, Rosette Christelle Ndjib, Vigny NdomoTsamo, Claude Valery Abbe Ngayihi, Paul Animbom Ngong, Sylvanus W. Ngu, Severin Nguiya, Loveline Nsahlai, Justine Germo Nzweundji, Moses Samje, Laurentine Sumo, Alembert Tiabou Tchinda, Gerald Ngo Teke, Marienne Makoudem Tene, Patience P. Teneng, Rosemary Kinge Tonjock, Guy S. Wafeu.

Series: Topics in Interdisciplinary African Studies Volume 55

18 pp. Roman, 183 pp.
4 col. maps, 7 col. photos, 15 col. figures, 2 diagrams, numerous tables and charts
Text language(s): English
Format: 170 x 240 mm
440 g
€ 49.80

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The present paper collection is the Cameroon Academy of Young Scientists’ (CAYS) first joint project, proposing ways and means to deal not only with COVID‐19 but especially with future disease outbreaks in Cameroon. In the last few decades, Cam­eroon has experienced several disease outbreaks which have led to the death of many of its citizens. Since 1971, not only Cholera has occurred frequently but also Measles and Meningitis outbreaks are frequent as well. The most recent outbreak is an ongoing global health pandemic, i.e. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19).

The CAYS joined the effort to tackle the pandemic from the onset of the pandemic and released a declaration in April 2020 with suggestions on how to deal with the pandemic in Cameroon, followed by a video with sensitization information for the fight against COVID‐19 in some national languages, such as Cameroon Pidgin, Duala, Tupuri, etc. The COVID‐19 experience has revealed various possibilities and challenges for Cameroon’s health system, particularly regarding its unpreparedness to tackle disease outbreaks of various kinds and magnitude in the country. In continuation of the quest for a solution to these numerous health challenges, this book provides multidisciplinary approaches to cope with COVID-19.





Multilingualism: The language of health in Cameroon
Pius W. Akumbu & Pierpaolo Di Carlo

Targeting the mental health impact of COVID-19 in Cameroon: Theatre-based therapies as alternative
Paul Animbom Ngong

Implementation of government measures to combat COVID-19: Effect on trade, goods and services in the Yaoundé 7 Subdivision
Raoul Ehode Elah, Magellan Guewo-Fokeng, Marienne Makoudem Tene, Albert Jiotsa, Gaston Bessala, José Donadoni Manga Kalniga, Carole Nouazi Kemkeng & Stephen Ambe Mforteh

Assessing Cameroonians’ knowledge and perceptions about COVID-19 using the Health Belief Model
Valérie Makoge & Nathalie Amvongo-Adjia

Socio-medical implications of COVID-19 management in Cameroon
Edouard Akono Nantia, Dany Forming Nantchouang Djibie, Loveline Kongla Nsahlai, Vigny NdomoTsamo & Pascal Faustin Tsague Manfo

Disaster management in Cameroon: Lessons from COVID-19
Justine Germo Nzweundji, Thierry Cesaire Kengmogne, Edwige Emilie Kouamen, Nehemie Tchinda Donfagsiteli & Innocent Afuh Awasom


Teachers' technological development and distance learning during disease outbreak in Cameroon: The COVID-19 experience
Pius W. Akumbu, Patience P. Teneng & Sylvanus W. Ngu

Assessment of the impact of new manufacturing technologies in the fight against COVID-19 in Cameroon
Claude Valery Abbe Ngayihi, Cyrille Mezoue, Samuel Eke, Severin Nguiya & Ruben Martin Mouangue


Managing tropical diseases in Cameroon in the context of COVID-19: Preparedness and dilemma
Hugues C. Nana Djeunga, Guy S. Wafeu, Laurentine Sumo, Gerald Ngo Teke, Edouard Akono Nantia & Cédric B. Chesnais

Uses and vulnerability of aromatic and medicinal plants in the fight against COVID-19 in Cameroon
Néhémie Tchinda Donfagsiteli, Justine Germo Nzweundji, Georges Maxime Lamy Lamy, Rosette Christelle Ndjib, Alembert Tiabou Tchinda & Gabriel A. Agbor

COVID-19 and natural resource use practices in Cameroon
Jude Ndzifon Kimengsi & Harry Wirngo Mairomi

Mushrooms as alternative medicine for treatment of fungal and viral infections
Rosemary Kinge Tonjock, Moses Samje, Clementine Lem Azinue & Grace Annih Mbong


From the main editor we published several book editions on Cameroonian languages, see the links below:


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