Photo: Jhpiego

Cameroon

Since the mid-1980s, we have worked in these technical areas:

Family Planning and Reproductive Health

HIV/AIDS and Infectious Diseases

Malaria Prevention and Treatment

Infection Prevention and Control

Our impact

  • From 2011 to 2016, 38 community health volunteers provided malaria education to nearly 20,000 people, and tested and treated over 41,000 people in accordance with national guidelines for community-based malaria case management.
  • The percentage of deaths due to malaria reported at Kribi’s district hospital decreased from 24% in 2013 to 6% by December 2016.
  • The rates of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria during pregnancy increased from 2012 to 2016—from 70% to 85% for first-dose treatment and from 66% to 70% for second-dose treatment.
  • Jhpiego strengthened the Ministry of Health’s ability to respond to epidemics by supporting development of national infection prevention and control (IPC) guidelines, training a pool of national IPC trainers and three Ebola Rapid Response Teams, and strengthening the capacity of over 90 providers from 77 health facilities in Kribi, Lolodorf and Ebolowa districts via IPC training and donation of essential IPC equipment.

Current programs


  • Improving the Quality of Malaria Control Services in Cameroon and Chad

    Malaria is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Chad and Cameroon, and is particularly dangerous for children and pregnant women. Currently, Jhpiego is strengthening the capacity of the Chadian and Cameroonian Ministries of Health, the National Malaria Control Programs, health care providers and community health volunteers to provide high-quality malaria prevention and treatment for nearly 1,180,000 people living in 10 malaria-endemic districts along ExxonMobil’s 1,070-kilometer pipeline. The nine districts are Doba, Bodo, Béboto, Bébédjia, Goré, Bessao, Laramanaye, Donia, Kara (in Chad), and Kribi (in Cameroon). In addition to leading the development of national-level malaria guidelines, training manuals and reference materials, Jhpiego has trained more than 400 health care providers, 60 supervisors and over 140 community health volunteers to provide health services and/or health messages. These interventions have resulted in provision of lifesaving treatment to people with confirmed cases of malaria and improved coverage for intermittent preventive treatment of malaria among pregnant women.

Current programs

Improving the Quality of Malaria Control Services in Cameroon and Chad

Malaria is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Chad and Cameroon, and is particularly dangerous for children and pregnant women. Currently, Jhpiego is strengthening the capacity of the Chadian and Cameroonian Ministries of Health, the National Malaria Control Programs, health care providers and community health volunteers to provide high-quality malaria prevention and treatment for nearly 1,180,000 people living in 10 malaria-endemic districts along ExxonMobil’s 1,070-kilometer pipeline. The nine districts are Doba, Bodo, Béboto, Bébédjia, Goré, Bessao, Laramanaye, Donia, Kara (in Chad), and Kribi (in Cameroon). In addition to leading the development of national-level malaria guidelines, training manuals and reference materials, Jhpiego has trained more than 400 health care providers, 60 supervisors and over 140 community health volunteers to provide health services and/or health messages. These interventions have resulted in provision of lifesaving treatment to people with confirmed cases of malaria and improved coverage for intermittent preventive treatment of malaria among pregnant women.

Current and recent donors


ExxonMobil Foundation
Noble Energy

Cameroon-related technical and programmatic resources

Our resources

Country contact

Kodjo Morgah, Country Director for Cameroon and Chad
Tel. 235.6220.1476
Quartier administratif
2e Rue, Ancien bureau de cadastre
Après la Mairie de Kribi 1er, face Palais de justice
Kribi, Cameroon