EHS-COVID (63) Q1 How has COVID-19 affected the delivery of essential health services? (7) Impact of COVID-19 on supply chains

18 November, 2020

Dear HIFA colleagues,

The message below is forwarded from our sister forum CHIFA (global child health and rights). The author notes that COVID-19 is disrupting the supply chain for medicines in Cameroon. Is COVID-19 disrupting supply chains (eg for medicines, equipment) in your country?


[chifa] EHS-COVID (7) Q1 How has COVID-19 affected the delivery of child health services in your health facility or country?


Covid-19 pandemic has affected supply chain for essential medication for children in Cameroon, notably malaria commodities, and indirectly for those babies being born, antenatal care services have not been optimum due toadditional reasons such as lockdown, reticence and the conflict that ragesin the english speaking regions of the country.

Kind regards,


CHIFA profile: Innocent Ali is a Researcher at The Biotechnology Centre, University of Yaounde in Cameroon. Professional interests: Malaria, HIV, Tuberculosis and Sexual Reproductive Health Prevention, Treatment, and Control Program Implementation, Governance and Integrated health systems for equitable Primary healthcare. dr.alinn AT


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Best wishes, Neil

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