Note: FP2020 uses a rolling baselines so values are recalculated each year based on the newset available data.
With a relatively high health expenditure per capita within the region, Cameroon has made ambitious financial commitments since 2014. The government has pledged to advocate for a 5% increase every year in the budget for reproductive health and family planning along with creation of a budget line for family planning commodities. In 2017, Cameroon honored this commitment with a 200 million CFA budget line for family planning commodities, allowing the country to increase focus on improving in-country coordination and supply chain, along with a national scale-up of DMPA-SC at community level. Despite this, many challenges remain within supply chain and data management, but also the need to aim for municipal financial buy-in, leaving Cameroon making slow progress towards increased mCPR use.
Cameroon Announces Commitment to Family Planning 2020
Prof. Dr. Robinson Mbu announces the government of Cameroon's family planning commitment at the December 2014 FP2020 Stakeholder Consultation in Washington, D.C.
Cameroun: Plan Operationnel de Planification Familiale, 2015-2020 (French)
Notre pays se caractérise un taux de mortalité maternelle élevé (782/100 000 naissances vivantes), une croissance très rapide de la population marquée par un taux de croissance démographique moyen de 2,8% par an, un indice synthétique de fécondité de 5,1 enfants par femme et un faible taux de prévalence contraceptive des méthodes modernes de 16,1%1.
Cameroon FP2020 Commitment (French)
Cameroon FP2020 Commitment Self-reporting Questionnaire 2015
In August 2015, the Government of Cameroon shared an update on progress in achieving its policy, financial and program and service delivery commitments to FP2020.
Cameroon - Country Action: Opportunities, Challenges, and Priorities (French)
Cameroon Progress Update: Implant Distribution Increases at Public Health Facilities
A joint effort by the Government of Cameroon’s Department of Family Health/Ministry of Public Health, UNFPA, and the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc., resulted in implant distribution in public health facilities increasing 3.7 times between 2013 and 2015.
Cameroon FP2020 Commitment Self-reporting Questionnaire 2018 (French)
Cameroon Actions for Acceleration, 2018-2019 (French)
The data displayed on this page is courtesy of the Track20 Project. Implemented by Avenir Health, Track20 monitors progress towards achieving the goals of the global FP2020 initiative.
source : pDHS 2015
FP2020 uses a suite of quantitative metrics—Core Indicators—to monitor progress annually across 69 focus countries. Estimates for the Core Indicators are produced annually by commitment countries through a network of country-based Track20 M&E officers housed in government institutions. For a complete analysis of Cameroon and these Core Indicators, click below.
Your quick guide to key documents and resources that together provide greater context on family planning in Cameroon.