The Cameroon WASH Coalition was officially launched on 5 May 2009 in Yaounde in the presence of the Prime Minister. The WSSCC Executive Director, Jon Lane, explained the differences between WSSCC, the WASH initiative and the WASH Coalition. He welcomed the fact that the Cameroon WASH Coalition had many government institutions involved, as experience showed progress usually happens when governments provided support, a sense of direction, and create a sanitation policy. It was people themselves who, with the Government’s help, would change the situation. Other speakers included representatives from UNICEF and the World Bank.