Mrs Chantal BIYA was guest of honour at a fundraising gala dinner organised by the Sovereign Military Order of Malta at Hilton Hotel on 3 June 2023.

The event, attended by 280 invitees, was marked by a successful auction sale - whose proceeds will be put at the disposal of three main projects run by the charity body in Cameroon. These include: the Saint John of Malta Hospital in Njombe, the Children's Cancer Centre of the Chantal BIYA Foundation in Yaounde, and the Roham Chabot Centre for Leprosy and Child Care in Mokolo.

First Lady Chantal BIYA's charitable and humanitarian actions were highly acclaimed by the head of the order's diplomatic mission to Yaounde and the special representative of Fra’ John Dunlap, Grand Master of the Order of Malta. It was revealed that the programme to cater for children suffering from cancer at the Chantal BIYA Foundation touched the lives of 1,200 kids last year. The positive result of this collaboration was a major booster for both institutions to reaffirm their engagement to continue with the provision of efficient actions to help the sick, the needy and the most disadvantaged in Cameroon.