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COVID-19 kills Cameroon women's football medic Dr. Anastasie Akamba aged 56

Published on: 15 July 2020

Cameroon’s football community recorded a big loss last week when Dr. Anastasie Akamba, head of a district hospital in the capital Yaounde succumbed to death from coronavirus.

She died on Friday 10 July 2020 at the Orca special treatment centre in Yaounde.

Dr. Akamba Anastasie Clarisse is now enlisted among over a dozen health professionals who have lost their lives to the deadly COVID-19.

The state broadcaster, CRTV, said she had been in respiratory distress for days before her passing away.

Dr. Akamba was the doctor for the Cameroon Under-17 women’s national team.

The football federation confirmed the death last Friday.

FECAFOOT in their condolence message described her as a “servant of women’s football.”

"Deeply touched by this other big loss that we are registering within the medical professional, I would like to express all my compassion to the bereaved families. We will continue to improve the protection of health personnel throughout this crisis," Health Minister Manaouda Malachie tweeted on Sunday.

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