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 2019

National plan for sexual and reproductive health

A costed, integrated national plan was developed for sexual and reproductive health, which prioritizes access for key groups

Logistics management information system

A logistics management information system was used for forecasting and monitoring sexual and reproductive health commodities

Fistula treatment

1312 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

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

Life skills programmes for girls

3264 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

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

Child, early and forced marriage

90 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

5362 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

National plan for sexual and reproductive health

A costed, integrated national plan was developed for sexual and reproductive health, which prioritizes access for key groups

Logistics management information system

A logistics management information system was used for forecasting and monitoring sexual and reproductive health commodities

Fistula treatment

1312 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

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

Life skills programmes for girls

3264 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

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

Child, early and forced marriage

90 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

5362 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Emergencies Key results

  • People Reached
    Total people reached with all types of SRH services
    6,933
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    6,709
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    16,832
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    5,874
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
    5,816
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    20
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    91
    Number of safe spaces
    11
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    183
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    123
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    187

Programme Activities

All Resources
  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Analysis on population dynamics
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Analysis on population dynamics
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Analysis on population dynamics

Cameroon 2019 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:
$9,154,145
Implemented by:
UNFPA $5,679,329 (62%)
NGO $1,059,006 (12%)
GOV $2,415,810 (26%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (20)
Non-core Resources (80)
Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Total Spending:
$6802224
Implemented by:
UNFPA $3630892 (53%)
NGO $1037760 (15%)
GOV $2133572 (31%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (5%)
Non-core Resources (95%)
Health workforce capacity
Increased national capacity to deliver health workforce capacity
Total Spending:
$1387796
Implemented by:
UNFPA $1340157 (97%)
NGO $21246 (2%)
GOV $26392 (2%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (94%)
Non-core Resources (6%)
Supply chain management
Increased national capacity to deliver supply chain management
Total Spending:
$906711
Implemented by:
UNFPA $650866 (72%)
GOV $255845 (28%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (16%)
Non-core Resources (84%)
Sexual and reproductive health Policies
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health policies
Total Spending:
$27641
Implemented by:
UNFPA $27641 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Accountability for sexual and reproductive health
Increased national capacity to deliver consistent with budget results and accountability for sexual and reproductive health
Total Spending:
$29773
Implemented by:
UNFPA $29773 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (97%)
Non-core Resources (3%)
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:
$518,943
Implemented by:
UNFPA $367,153 (71%)
NGO $48,540 (9%)
GOV $103,250 (20%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (25)
Non-core Resources (75)
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:
$354973
Implemented by:
UNFPA $287457 (81%)
NGO $41971 (12%)
GOV $25544 (7%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (11%)
Non-core Resources (89%)
Adolescents and youth
Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth and their human rights/needs in national laws, policies, programmes, including in humanitarian settings
Total Spending:
$-4858
Implemented by:
UNFPA $-4858 (100%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
Adolescents and youth skills and capabilities
Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth skills and capabilites
Total Spending:
$168828
Implemented by:
UNFPA $84553 (50%)
NGO $6569 (4%)
GOV $77706 (46%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (53%)
Non-core Resources (47%)
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:
$1,417,449
Implemented by:
UNFPA $900,855 (64%)
NGO $516,518 (36%)
GOV $75 (0%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (46)
Non-core Resources (54)
Protection rights
Strengthened international and national protection systems for advancing reproductive rights, promoting gender equality and non-discrimination and addressing gender-based violence
Total Spending:
$1420861
Implemented by:
UNFPA $903614 (64%)
NGO $517171 (36%)
GOV $75 (0%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (46%)
Non-core Resources (54%)
Gender equality laws and policies
Strengthened engagement for promoting gender equality and non-discrimination and addressing gender-based violence
Total Spending:
$-758
Implemented by:
UNFPA $-105 (14%)
NGO $-653 (86%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Ending harmful practices
Increased capacity to prevent gender-based violence and harmful practices and enable the delivery of multisectoral services, including in humanitarian settings
Total Spending:
$-2654
Implemented by:
UNFPA $-2654 (100%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
Organizational effectiveness
Organizational effectiveness and efficiency
Total Spending:
$842
Implemented by:
GOV $842 (100%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100)
Programme effectiveness
Enhanced programme effectiveness by improving quality assurance, monitoring, and evaluation
Total Spending:
$842
Implemented by:
GOV $842 (100%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
Analysis on population dynamics
development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
Total Spending:
$435,632
Implemented by:
UNFPA $240,148 (55%)
GOV $195,484 (45%)
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:
$126197
Implemented by:
UNFPA $62800 (50%)
GOV $63397 (50%)
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:
$309435
Implemented by:
UNFPA $177348 (57%)
GOV $132087 (43%)
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
CPD Cameroon [2013-2017] (DP/FPA/CPD/CMR/6)
Cycle: 2013-2017
CPD Cameroon [2008-2012] (DP/FPA/CPD/CMR/5)
Cycle: 2008-2012

UNDAF Cameroon [2013-2017]

Cycle: 2013-2017

CPAP Cameroon [2013-2017]

Cycle: 2013-2017

Audit of the UNFPA Country Office in Cameroon

Issue date: 8 February 2019
Technical notes and sources
  • The results featured here are only a selection of key results in line with strategic plan 2014-17 indicators. The selection does not reflect the full picture of all results achieved during the strategic plan cycle by UNFPA programme countries.
  • The source of data for most country level indicators is the UNFPA country annual reports for 2014-2017, unless stated otherwise
  • Results featured are cumulative - i.e., achieved between the 2014 and 2017 timeframe, and reflect the net situation, true as of the year selected
  • Majority of the results are captured from 127 UNFPA programme countries
  • Indicators that are marked ‘not achieved’ could imply any of the following conditions:
    • The country may have achieved the result without the support of UNFPA
    • The country has not targeted the given indicator during the 2014-2017 period
    • UNFPA is supporting this area of work, but the result has not yet been achieved

Notes for key results

  • Maternal deaths averted: Results reflected for 46 UNFPA Supplies programme countries
  • Unintended pregnancies averted: Results reflected for 46 UNFPA Supplies programme countries
  • Unsafe abortions averted: Results reflected for 46 UNFPA Supplies programme countries
  • Number of countries that developed midwifery workforce policies based on international standards: Baseline data not available
  • Number of fistula repair surgeries supported: Baseline data not available
  • Number of countries that implemented at least 8 out of the UNFPA 10-step strategic-approach to comprehensive condom programming: Results achieved in 2014-2016 only
  • Number of countries that have capacity to implement the Minimum Initial Service Package at the onset of a crisis: UNFPA reflected non-cumulative figures for this indicator; the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) is a series of crucial actions required to respond to reproductive health needs at the onset of every humanitarian crisis. View here for more information on MISP
  • Percentage of countries affected by humanitarian crises that have functioning inter-agency gender-based violence coordination body as a result of UNFPA guidance and leadership: Baseline data not available
  • Number of countries that established comprehensive plan to report on UNFPA-supported Sustainable Development Goal indicators: Results achieved in 2017 only; baseline data not available
  • Number of countries that established online national population data platforms that are publicly accessible by users: : Results achieved in 2017 only; baseline data not available
  • Number of countries in which the capacity of national statistical authorities was developed to analyse and use disaggregated data on adolescent and youth: Baseline data not available; UNFPA reflected non-cumulative figures for this indicator
  • Number of countries that generated and used sub-national estimates of population, health and social data: Baseline data not available

The designations employed and the presentation of material on the map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of UNFPA concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The dotted line represents approximately the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir agreed upon by India and Pakistan. The final status of Jammu and Kashmir has not yet been agreed upon by the parties.

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