FREE PHONE SERVICE FOR CAMEROONIAN HIV/AIDS SUFFERERS
People living with HIV/AIDS in Cameroon can now dial a toll free telephone number to access information necessary for their support, according to SUNAIDS, the association that initiated this project. By dialling this confidential, anonymous and free number (821-50- 50), infected persons can get addresses of structures and associations nearest them to seek help.
SIDA-Info, a French association, which donated 150 million francs CFA, and the Cameroon National AIDS Committee (CNLS) that contributed 70 million francs CFA are jointly financing the 220 million francs CFA project. The project has already acquired 5,000 lines offered by the national telecommunications company, CAMTEL, and its officials are negotiating expansion with private operators.