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CDC Works in Cameroon
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) office in Nigeria was established in 2001. To achieve CDC-Nigeria’s vision of “Public Health Excellence for Healthy Nigerians” the office supports the Nigerian federal and state Ministries of Health (MOHs) in the development, implementation, and evaluation of disease response efforts and programs that contribute to strengthened public health infrastructure and service delivery models in Nigeria.

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Country stats at a glance

Cameroon at a Glance

Population: 23,739,000
Per capita income: $2,940
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 58/56 yrs
Under 5 mortality: 57/1000 live births

Source: Population Reference Bureau, 2015, Cameroon

Top 10 Causes of Death

Source: WHO Country Health Profile: Cameroon 

  1. HIV 13%
  2. Lower Respiratory Infections 12%
  3. Diarrheal Diseases 6%
  4. Malaria 5%
  5. Stroke 5%
  6. Ischemic Heart Disease 4%
  7. Birth Asphyxia & Birth Trauma 3%
  8. Meningitis 3%
  9. Preterm Birth Complications 3%
  10. TB 3%

What CDC Is Doing

Training personnel

With our partners:

  • 49, 032 pregnant women tested for HIV and received their results and 3, 020 HIV+ pregnant women put on ARVs
  • 194 HCWs trained on aspects of blood safety
  • 18,000 infants tested for HIV and over 400 HCWs trained on HIV testing and DBS collection
  • 980 MOH lab personnel trained on quality assurance and lab strengthening protocols
  • Strengthening 5 regional laboratories towards accreditation as five star labs

Success Stories

First-Of-Its-Kind Exercise Tests Cameroon’s Ability to Detect, Respond and Stop Cholera ‘Outbreak’ Health care workers at Cameroon’s Laquintinie Regional Hospital in Douala evaluate and treat actors and mannequins displaying symptoms of cholera on Sept. 13 as part of a simulation testing the country’s improved ability to detect and respond to disease outbreaks


  • Page last reviewed: October 19, 2017
  • Page last updated: October 19, 2017
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