UNICEF Has received 200 oxygen cylinders to improve access to oxygen in the most remote areas by installing two oxygen production plants (one in Guider in the North region and another in Meiganga in the Adamaoua region).
With a total acquisition cost of $362,200 thanks to funding from the Canadian fund, the Norwegian government and the #U.S. government’s Foreign Affairs, these plants, with a capacity of 300 litres per minute or 120 bottles per 24 hours each, will also cover health facilities in the Far North and East regions, a total of 70 district hospitals for patients in the four regions in need of medical oxygen administration.
These oxygen production plants, which will be installed in the coming days in shelters under construction and financed by UNICEF, will be made available to the government of Cameroon to contribute to better care for patients (women and children in particular) suffering from diseases related to lack of oxygen and limit preventable deaths such as hypoxemia and hypoxia.
On the other hand, Thousands of people were displaced by climate change, floods, and conflicts in Bentiu, South Sudan. UNICEF’s Deputy Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa, Rania Dagash, and Hamida Lasseko, UNICEF’s South Sudan Representative, visited areas where UNICEF provides lifesaving services for children in health, nutrition, WASH, education, and protection. They appeal for US$217m in 2023 to assist 5.4m children in need.