Health financing and social health protection have been a recurring theme for more than 10 years in Cameroon, but has suffered from a regular problem of institutional anchoring: its management has several times been in between the Ministry of Labor and Social Security (MINTSS) and the Ministry of Public Health (MOH).
The P4H network was first approached in July 2012 to participate in a workshop on the role of mutual health organizations in universal health coverage (CSU) in Cameroon, but this process was not subsequently followed by the country. Then it was the much more specific issue of ARV funding that was the focus of the government's attention in 2013, with support from WHO / IST Libreville. Later on a proposal for universal health insurance (AMU) was developed with the support of ILO in 2014 and presented to stakeholders in February 2015.
In April 2015, the participation of a Cameroonian delegation in the Francophone course on UHC in Dakar revived the momentum with the creation of a National Technical Group CSU. A request for support is sent to the P4H network.
In February 2016, under the Global Funding Mechanism GFF for Every woman, every child, a workshop to launch the development of the health financing strategy was held with the support of the P4H network, in particular WHO, the World Bank and ILO. This will follow the decision of the MINSANTE to create an interministerial Technical Group in charge of developing the Health Financing Strategy.
Share of Health Expenditures in GDP5% (2017)
Share of General Government Health Expenditures (GGHE) in General Goverment Expenditures (GGE)3% (2017)
Share of Out-of-Pocket Payments in Current Health Expenditures71% (2017)
Incidence of Catastrophic Health Spending at 10% Threshold (SDG 3.8.2)10,7% (2014)
Ongoing P4H CollaborationWith Focal Person
Launch of the new L4UHC Platform !
P4H is launching its new platform for the Leadership Program for UHC (L4UHC).
The platform offers information and ressources on the Program, its structures, its benefits and results that are already being registered at country level.
Experiences from participating countries are also described on the platform where the results of their respective collective action initiatives are tracked.
L4UHC: Riposte au Covid-19
Réorientation des IAC:
-Appui dans le volet Communication de la riposte nationale au COVID-19 (diminuer la répansion des "fake-news")
-Analyse des impacts à moyen terme du COVID-19 sur la situation économique et sociale du Cameroun