Joint Health Program, phase 2
The main objective of the Joint Health Program (phase 1 was approved in 2011), financed by AfD and KfW, is to improve the hygiene conditions of the population in Cameroon, in particular of women and children. There are two specific objectives: 1. Improvement of access to and quality of services, and 2. strengthening of governance. The results of the program’s phase 1 were as follows:
- Identification of 84 medical care centres (FOSA) to be rehabilitated and start of the reconstruction works in four regions of the country,
- implementation of health checks for 30,000 pregnant women in 2016, with the technical support of CRDS,
- setting up regional health promotion funds (FRPS), in order to ensure the improvement of drug management and the financing of health services.
Phase 2 of the project is financed solely by KfW. Main objectives are the reconstruction and equipment of approximately 20 additional FOSA in two regions, and the devolution of the management of health checks to the regional health promotion fund (FRPS).