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Winning this fight includes combating emerging social scourges such as the phenomenon of homelessness, street children, abandonment, exploitation and human trafficking, specifically children and women, pedophilia, cybercrime, physical abuse of the disabled and elderly peo- ple, drugs and addiction, etc. These scourges in their spread considerably weigh on the budgets allocated to the social sectors, thus calling into question their effectiveness with regard to the massive financial resources sometimes injected to curb these problems.
Given the situation, the Government, within the framework of the implementation of Vision 2035, has initiated promising measures to prevent and substantially reduce social scourges that are likely to maintain or worsen the social divide and to exclude men and women whose contribution could be decisive for the emergence: It is about leading a synergistic and effective fight against social evils.
In order to implement the humanist policy geared towards the promotion of a sustainable growth with a human face and a redistribution of its fruits to the most vulnerable sections of the peo- ple, the Ministry of Social Affairs is therefore ruled with an iron hand because of its missions. This responsibility has for some years been cal- ling for the operationalization of a ministerial strategy mainly geared towards social entrepre- neurship. The aim being, through a full-scale mobilization of the additional resources needed for the socio-economic inclusion and empower- ment of the socially vulnerable people; to make them move from the status of mere beneficiaries of public assistance to that of growth, social charge, and development actors.
To this end, Decree N° 2017/383 on 18 July 2017 on the organization of MINAS has just given it a new organic and functional frame- work, whose arrangements reflect a will to res- pond more to the specific needs of the socially vulnerable people, to optimize the services to be offered to the targets, to increase their rea- dability, and to bring these benefits closer to their beneficiaries as much as possible. Meeting these requirements therefore calls for more targeted actions.
A major ongoing project is the construction, equipping and operationalization of the Centre for the Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities (CRPH) in Maroua. The ultimate goal is to ensure access for vulnerable people, particularly the disabled, whether they come from Cameroon or
the sub-region, to re-educational and functional treatments and rehabilitation. The Centre will guarantee residential care for people with disa- bilities; provide home care for patients whose disability does not require hospitalization; pre- pare the socio-economic reintegration of disa- bled persons through training in promising pro- fessions; locally manufacture prostheses, tricy- cles, walking sticks and assemble wheelchairs on-site; provide training for specialists in re-edu- cation and rehabilitation.
The Centre will include, among others: reception and consultation units, surgery, social interven- tions, analyzes and diagnoses, functional reha- bilitation and equipment, continuing education. But also a hospital training of 60 places having three blocks of 20 each, a high standard wing, housing for staff, a leisure and recreation centre for staff, patients and visitors, a sports complex for disabled and able-bodied people , and green spaces.
The project is being carried out in four phases: Phase one is devoted to the construction and equipping of the Centre, until 2019. Phase two, dealing with the training of technical staff, extends until 2021. Phase three is that of the construction of staff accommodation and recreational areas around the centre, which also extends until 2021. The last phase is intended for the operationalization of the Centre, for a period of 5 years from commis- sioning of the Centre n
Signing of a convention by MINAS relating to the Centre for the Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities (CRPH) in Maroua

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