Introducing comprehensive improvements to Cameroon’s healthcare system

Support to the health system and family planning for the resilience in Cameroon

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  • Commissioning Party

    German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

  • Cofinancier

    Ministry of Public Health (MINSANTE), The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM)

  • Country
  • Lead executing agency


  • Overall term

    2020 to 2024

  • Products and expertise

    Social development


Cameroon’s health system faces many challenges. Women, children and vulnerable people have difficulties accessing health services, in particular reproductive health and psychosocial support services. In addition, since 2018, Cameroon has been facing a growing number of internally displaced people (IDPs) fleeing conflict in the north-west and south-west regions. Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought new challenges related to managing the response and maintaining essential services.


The provision of quality health services, including sexual and reproductive health and psychosocial support to populations, including IDPs and the poor is improving in Cameroon.

Awareness-raising session for women at the Bertoua regional hospital in eastern Cameroon (©GIZ)


The project collaborates with the Ministry of Health of Cameroon (MOH) and other relevant parties to improve the provision of quality health services for the population, including displaced and destitute people.

The main project activities aim to:

  1. Improve access to quality sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and family planning (FP) services by training health staff, providing equipment, making contraceptives available and introducing affordable standardised prices in health facilities.
  2. Improving the quality-management skills in healthcare staff by introducing modern quality concepts.
  3. Promoting health at community level by supporting the Regional Funds for Health Promotion (RFHP) in their activities.
  4. Advancing digitisation and supporting data-based decision making by supporting the MOH in implementing its National Strategic Plan for Digital Health (NDHSP) and improving the National Health Information System (NHIS)
  5. Providing psychosocial support to IDPs and the poor with the support of the GOPA/Health Focus consortium.
  6. Supporting the MOH, with a local NGO (JAPSSO), to provide a package of services in prisons to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis.
  7. Supporting the international NGO CARE to implement a human rights-based approach to promote health for all.

Last update: March 2023

RFHP staff in West Cameroon preparing packages of medicines to be sent to health centres (©GIZ)

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