Cameroon Medical Council Elections Postponed Indefinitely

Elections within the Cameroon Medical Council, CMC have been postponed Indefinitely. This information was culled from a tweet by the Minister of Public Health, Dr Manaouda Malachie this January 16.

The Minister however urged members to remain mobilized irrespective of the current decision. “I would like to inform all Medical Doctors that the elections within the organs of the Cameroon Medical Council have been postponed sine die. However, I urge everyone to remain mobilized and determined to build a strong and viable association.”

The president of the Republic has ordered the prime minister and head of government to take all necessary and useful measures to ensure the organisation of the election of the Bureau of the Cameroon Medical Association, in conditions of serenity, objectivity and transparency.The information is contained in a note circulating online from the minister of state, secretary general of the Presidency of the Republic, Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh addressed to the Secretary General at the Prime Minister’s office.

The Cameroon Medical Council (CMC) is the Institution charged with regulating the medical profession in Cameroon. Since 2010, the council has been headed by Dr Guy Sandjon as president.

With over 10,065 registered doctors, the council ensures the respect and strict application of the code of ethics and medical ethics (Hippocratic Oath, doctors conditions, patients’ conditions, the usage and technical means required to practise their art, the respect of administrative laws related to the medical profession).

Elections within the CMC were to hold on December 29th, 2022. The postponement of this election was received with mixed feelings from the council’s members.

By Sandrine M.

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