UNFPA Cameroon

Cameroon is a politically stable country, but it struggles with continued development deficits such as a rise in maternal mortality. A growing youth population faces unemployment, high illiteracy rates, and an HIV epidemic. UNFPA has supported the implementation of national health strategies and the development of data management tools. It helps to boost the supply and demand for reproductive health care services, by delivering secure systems to provide contraceptives and greater access to emergency obstetric care. Programmes also focus on promoting gender equality and youth policies, and combatting gender-based violence.

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Key results of Cameroon in 2020 View more

Emergency obstetric and newborn care

Emergency obstetric and newborn care coverage was met, as per the international recommended minimum standards

Health services for sexual violence survivors

Essential health services were provided for survivors of sexual violence by at least 60 per cent of public health facilities

Midwifery curricula: inclusion of special needs

Needs of persons with disabilities were included in midwife curricula

Sexual and reproductive health indicators available

Sexual and reproductive health indicators were collected periodically, and made publically available

Patient satisfaction surveys

Routine patient satisfaction surveys were conducted on the provision of sexual and reproductive health services

School-based comprehensive sexuality education

A comprehensive sexuality education curricula was operationalized in accordance with international standards

Reproductive rights, laws and policies

Strategies were in place to align laws, policies and regulations on reproductive rights

Men and boys

A national mechanism was in place to engage men and boys in national policies and programmes

Rights of marginalized groups

Intervention models or strategies to empower marginalized and excluded groups to exercise their reproductive rights were rolled out

Multi-sector platforms

Platforms were established for dialogue on reproductive rights, fully engaging civil society, including faith-based and state actors

Social norm mapping

A social norm assessment, based on the UNFPA social norm framework, was completed

Social norms change programmes

The UNFPA manual on social norms and change was utilized

Data on gender-based violence

National systems were in place to collect and disseminate data on the incidence of gender-based violence

National plans against harmful practices

A costed national action plan to address harmful practices was developed

Disability in census

Censuses in place included questions on disability

Common data set

A common operational data set on population statistics was produced

Population projections

Publically available population projections at national and subnational levels, disaggregated by age, sex, location were generated

Demographic dynamics

Demographic dynamics were integrated into their national development plans

Small area estimations

Small area estimations of sexual and reproductive health indicators were generated and used for programme planning

Fistula treatment

2,105
Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

345
Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Life skills programmes for girls

6,396
Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

141
Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Child, early and forced marriage

485
Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

40,060
Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Key results2020

UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries

Total people reached with all types of GBV services

Affected population reached with Family Planning services

Number of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49) reached with SRH services

Number of adolescents aged 10-14 reached with SRH services

Number of adolescents aged 15-19 reached with SRH services

Number of young people aged 20-24 reached with SRH services

Number of older persons aged 65+ reached with SRH services

Number of people reached with SRH/GBV information and awareness activities

Number of mobile clinics

Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)

Dignity Kits distributed

Number of safe spaces

Number of adolescent and youth-friendly spaces supported by UNFPA

Personnel trained on clinical management of rape

Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)

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Programme Activities

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    Cameroon 2020 Programme Activities data

    Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    Increased availability and use of integrated sexual and reproductive health services (including family planning, maternal health and HIV) that are gender-responsive and meet human rights standards for quality of care and equity in access
    Total Spending:
    $7,766,548
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $3,503,966 (45%)
    GOV $3,678,903 (47%)
    NGO $583,680 (8%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (31)
    Non-core Resources (69)
    Supply chain management
    Increased national capacity to deliver supply chain management
    Total Spending:
    $757,870
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $280269 (37%)
    NGO $73892 (10%)
    GOV $403710 (53%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (4)
    Non-core Resources (96)
    Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    Total Spending:
    $5,860,986
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $2104620 (36%)
    NGO $509788 (9%)
    GOV $3246579 (55%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (21)
    Non-core Resources (79)
    Health workforce capacity
    Increased national capacity to deliver health workforce capacity
    Total Spending:
    $1,147,622
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $1119008 (98%)
    GOV $28614 (2%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (97)
    Non-core Resources (3)
    Sexual and reproductive health Policies
    Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health policies
    Total Spending:
    $69
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $69 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Adolescents and youth
    Increased priority on adolescents, especially on very young adolescent girls, in national development policies and programmes, particularly increased availability of comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health
    Total Spending:
    $1,139,839
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $627,119 (55%)
    GOV $92,198 (8%)
    NGO $420,522 (37%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (8)
    Non-core Resources (92)
    Adolescents and youth skills and capabilities
    Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth skills and capabilites
    Total Spending:
    $158,053
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $38159 (24%)
    NGO $43992 (28%)
    GOV $75902 (48%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (34)
    Non-core Resources (66)
    Youth leadership and participation
    Increased national capacity to design and implement community and school based comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) programmes that promote human rights and gender equality
    Total Spending:
    $981,786
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $588959 (60%)
    NGO $376530 (38%)
    GOV $16297 (2%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (3)
    Non-core Resources (97)
    Gender equality
    Advanced gender equality, women’s and girls’ empowerment, and reproductive rights, including for the most vulnerable and marginalized women, adolescents and youth
    Total Spending:
    $1,282,962
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $724,237 (56%)
    GOV $17,237 (1%)
    NGO $541,488 (42%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Prevention and addressing of GBV
    Ending GBV
    Total Spending:
    $1,282,962
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $724237 (56%)
    NGO $541488 (42%)
    GOV $17237 (1%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Analysis on population dynamics
    development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
    Total Spending:
    $191,138
    Implemented by:
    GOV $167,009 (87%)
    UNFPA $24,129 (13%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)
    Demographic intelligence
    Strengthened national capacity for production and dissemination of quality disaggregated data on population and development issues that allows for mapping of demographic disparities
    Total Spending:
    $73,206
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $7272 (10%)
    GOV $65934 (90%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)
    National population data system
    Strengthened national capacity for production and dissemination of quality disaggregated data on population and development issues that allows for mapping of demographic
    Total Spending:
    $117,933
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $16858 (14%)
    GOV $101075 (86%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)

    Programme Documentation

    CPE Cameroon [2021] (DP/FPA/2020/10)
    Cycle: 2021-2022
    CPD Cameroon [2018-2020] (DP/FPA/CPD/CMR/7)
    Cycle: 2018-2020
    UNDAF Cameroon [2013-2017]
    Cycle: 2013-2017
    CPAP Cameroon [2013-2017]
    Cycle: 2013-2017
    CPD Cameroon [2008-2012] (DP/FPA/CPD/CMR/5)
    Cycle: 2008-2012
    CPD Cameroon [2013-2017] (DP/FPA/CPD/CMR/6)
    Cycle: 2013-2017
    Technical notes and sources

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