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Cameroon

About Cameroon

Cameroon is rich in natural resources and is a transportation hub for goods going to Chad and Central African Republic. However, very high levels of corruption, poor infrastructure and inefficient government create a difficult business environment that limits economic growth.

The republic is dominated by a strong central government and a longstanding president. Human rights problems persist despite some improvement. Economic success has not sufficiently raised the health and education levels of the population: life expectancy, under-5 mortality, and maternal mortality in Cameroon are worse than the regional average. The rate of HIV infection is over five percent – one of the highest in Central Africa. Although there are improvements to be made in educational enrollment, over three-quarters of the population is literate.

Our programs focus on conserving key forest resources, making sustainable improvements to healthcare and fighting HIV/AIDS.

Last updated: June 26, 2014

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USAID/West Africa
P.O.Box 1630
Accra
Ghana
Phone 
+233-21-741-200
Fax 
+233-21-741-365

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Julie Fitzgerald
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington
, DC 
20523
USA
Phone 
202-712-1422