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.

Data overview Ver más

Población

  • Population aged 0-14

  • Population aged 15-64

  • Population aged 65+

Salud materna y neonatal

  • Partos atendidos por personal de salud cualificado

Salud sexual y reproductiva

  • Tasa de prevalencia del uso de anticonceptivos, cualquier método

  • Demanda no satisfecha

Educación

Fecundidad

Total fertility rate, per woman, 2021

Esperanza de vida

Life expectancy at birth (years), 2021

Prácticas nocivas

Child marriage by age 18, per cent, 2005-2019

  • Child marriage by age 18

Demographic Dividend: Cameroon Ver más

Population Pyramid

Population in thousands

Esperanza de vida

Total fertility rate

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Year: 2018
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Source: United Nations, Population Division, World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision
Key results of Cameroon in 2020 Ver más

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

793 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

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

Life skills programmes for girls

3132 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

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

Child, early and forced marriage

395 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

34698 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

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

793 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

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

Life skills programmes for girls

3132 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

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

Child, early and forced marriage

395 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

34698 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package
Expenditure Ver más

Programme activities

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  • Principales
  • Non - core

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