Cameroon has achieved polio-free country certification, after no case of the polio disease has been reported for four years in the country.
Cameroon has been fighting polio since 1988. Several control committees have been set up since then, and the country has strengthened surveillance and stepped up vaccination campaigns.
A strategy that has paid off after more than 30 years. The status of a polio-free country was welcomed as a victory by the government.
It is also good news for those who are in contact with populations and who have been campaigning or leading vaccination campaigns in the field for decades.
Despite this certification, the Cameroonian government will continue its vaccination programs and will maintain epidemiological surveillance.