FAIRMED meets with President Touadéra
A presidential encounter in the Central African Republic: On World Health Day, Head of State Faustin-Archange Touadéra attended an exposition on the topic of health organised by his government and the World Health Organization (WHO). FAIRMED also participated with its own booth, and our local team used the opportunity to introduce the President to the work of FAIRMED.
„During the visit to the booths, the President noticed a picture from FAIRMED that shows an Aka tribe member suffering from the skin disease yaws. He asked about the photo and we had a fruitful exchange that also included the Minister of Health and the official WHO country representative,” reports our project coordinator Jean-Pierre N'Tozo.
The exposition took place in the village of Pissa. The background to the event is a goal from the government of the Central African Republic that is aiming to ensure that every citizen has access to essential health services. A corresponding pilot project comprising a range of measures has been launched in Pissa.
FAIRMED project area
The municipality also happens to be located in the prefecture of Lobaye, where FAIRMED is overseeing a number of different projects with the overarching aim of safeguarding the basic medical needs of the local population. In particular, this includes the Aka people in the project area, who suffer from miserable poverty, discrimination and restricted access to medical care.