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September 28, 2021

On the occasion of the World Pharmacists Day under this year’s theme, “Pharmacy: Always Trusted for Your Health,” the U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), donated health and safety equipment to the Regional Fund for the Promotion of Health in Douala to strengthen the supply chain and increase availability of safe medicines and essential commodities for health facilities in the Littoral region.

June 3, 2021

The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Catholic Relief Services (CRS), officially transferred management responsibilities of HIV/AIDS lifesaving services to the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC).  Supported by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through USAID, the activity entitled Key Interventions to Develop Systems and Services (KIDSS) for Orphans and Vulnerable Children will continue to reinforce local capacity to sustain HIV epidemic control.  This achievement marks the first major milestone in efforts to gradually transition management of HIV/AIDS resources to the NECC.

April 28, 2021

This past year, COVID-19 created an unprecedented global crisis, yet malaria has long been a crisis in Cameroon.  The United States is proud to support Cameroon to continue its fight against malaria.  The efforts Cameroon has made to sustain essential malaria services amid the COVID-19 pandemic are saving many lives.  Cameroon’s continued resilience and innovations in the dual fight against malaria and COVID-19 are inspiring.

April 6, 2021

Yaoundé, Cameroon – On March 29, 2021, the U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), awarded a grant of 780,470,000 CFA (USD $1.4 million) to Reseau Camerounais des Associations des Personnes vivant avec le VIH/SIDA (ReCAP+), a Cameroonian association for people living with HIV/AIDS.  The grant will support and work to improve community participatory monitoring systems for HIV services over the next three years.    

This project will achieve the following specific objectives:

New human rights and conservation curriculum in Cameroon aims to educate conservation practitioners on the importance of protecting human rights.
March 16, 2021

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a new human rights and conservation curriculum at Garoua Wildlife College in Cameroon.  This technical and college-level curriculum, which will roll out this year, reflects the growing concern in Central Africa—as elsewhere—that for conservation efforts in protected areas to be successful, they must reflect the interests and needs of indigenous communities.  However, tensions and violent conflicts over sovereignty, rights, and resources are not uncommon.


Last updated: September 28, 2021

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