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Sat 8.00 - 13.00
B.P. 5908 Rue de la Base Navale
Douala, Cameroun.

Regional Hospital Center

Centre Hospitalier Régional Buea

Construction of the Regional Hospital Center of Buea. Work of shell in progress.

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) initiated the Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP) in Cameroon in October 2014 through its parent organization, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).  Program objectives include securing and consolidating select agents[1], enhancing Biosafety and Biosecurity (BS&S) standards, and strengthening Cameroon’s ability to Detect, Diagnose, conduct Surveillance, and Report (DDSR) emerging and re-emerging diseases of international security concern, in accordance with the World Health Organization (WHO) International Health Regulations (IHR) and World Health Organization for Animal Health Guidelines (OIE).

This effort requires an integrator who will manage the design, construction, equipment purchase and installation, and commissioning of a new Health Emergency Operations Center (HEOC) building at a location designated by the Cameroon Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) in Yaoundé, Cameroon. 

This new building will be the central location used by the Cameroon MOPH and related ministries to collect, synthesize, and analyze biosurveillance (BSV) data collected across the country.  The HEOC’s mission includes developing policies for DDSR activities related to pathogens of security concern, functioning as a physical hub to support the One Health concept that synchronizes and reports data to relevant ministries at the national level, and enhancing Cameroon’s ability to rapidly detect, surveil, and report biological events in accordance with international reporting guidelines.