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 Voir plus


  • Population aged 0-14

  • Population aged 15-64

  • Population aged 65+

Santé maternelle et néonatale

  • Naissances assistées par un professionnel de santé qualifié en

Santé sexuelle et reproductive

  • Taux de prévalence des contraceptifs (toutes méthodes confondues)

  • Besoin non satisfait



Taux de fécondité global, 2010-2015

Espérance de vie

Espérance de vie à la naissance (en années), 2010-2015

Pratiques nuisibles

Mariage d'enfants à 18 ans, en pourcentage, 2006-2017

  • Child marriage by age 18

Demographic Dividend: Cameroon Voir plus

Population Pyramid

Population in thousands

Espérance de vie

Total fertility rate

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Year: 2018
Source: United Nations, Population Division, World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision
Key results of Cameroon in 2018 Voir plus
Expenditure Voir plus

Programme activities

  • Revenus
  • Principales
  • Non - core