Since 2012, we have partnered with Cameroon’s Ministry of Health and local leaders to strengthen the pharmaceutical supply chain system, support a policy framework, and build human resource capacity to improve the availability of quality medicines.
For years, Cameroon has experienced systemic weaknesses within the health system, including a lack of coordination among institutions, budget unpredictability, inefficiencies in storage and distribution systems, and a lack of qualified staff. We have worked to support health system performance in Cameroon with a focus on effective prevention and treatment of HIV and AIDS, TB, and malaria, as well as increasing demand for and supporting the scale-up of evidence-based family planning and reproductive health services. In support of Cameroon’s National Health Strategy, we are building the capacity of local stakeholders to prevent and control communicable diseases, promote antimicrobial stewardship in both the human and animal health sectors, and advance multisectoral coordination to combat antimicrobial resistance.
The Journey towards Universal Health Coverage in Cameroon: Forging a Path to Equitable Health Care Access for All
In April 2023, Cameroon launched its Universal Health Coverage (UHC) program to extend healthcare accessibility and reduce out-of-pocket expenses. The initiative, supported by MSH through the USAID RISE project, focuses on providing free, quality health services to vulnerable populations, including those with HIV. This technical brief is available in English and French.