African Medical Centre of Excellence: The Project is on Track

The NSIF and Afreximbank, the sponsors of the African Medical Centre of Excellence (AMCE) construction project, held a working session in Yaounde on the afternoon of Thursday, the 23rd of May 2024, to look more closely at the implementation process, among other things.

Rare diseases and cancers will soon be treated in Cameroon. The meeting between the two entities follows the Memorandum of Understanding signed on the 25th of January 2024 in Cameroon to construct a medical centre called the African Medical Centre of Excellence (AMCE). The project, entirely financed by the two parties, i.e. 51% by Afreximbank and 49% by NSIF, is making significant progress.


On their arrival in the capital city of Yaounde, the delegation from the import-export bank led by Oluranti Doherty, Director of Development and Exports, was able to get a first-hand look at the space made available by the NSIF to house the hospital. The 45-hectare site is located at Nkolveng, a stone's throw from the Nsimalen International Airport. This is a strategic choice to avoid long road journeys for patients from all over the world.


Later in the day, the conference room of the Board of Directors of the NSIF was the venue for the discussions, which continued in the presence of the Director General and his collaborators. Pending the completion of the feasibility studies, the parties agreed on the administrative procedures required to complete the project. Similarly, on a practical level, in addition to the hospital, other facilities are envisaged, including a training and research centre, a hotel and a flat hotel to facilitate the stay and accommodation of both caregivers and patients who need ongoing monitoring but whose case does not require admission.

 All of these will help to make this ultra-modern medical centre, the fruit of cooperation between the NSIF and Afreximbank, a benchmark in the hospital sector in Cameroon and beyond.