Partnering to Achieve Epidemic Control in Cameroon

Date: 08/13/2015 Description: Cameroon PEPFAR Logo © PEPFAR

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The United States (U.S.) is proud to support Cameroon’s leadership in the global HIV/AIDS response. PEPFAR provides service delivery and technical assistance in Cameroon to maximize the quality, coverage, and impact of the national HIV/AIDS response. Working together with the Government of Cameroon, PEPFAR is aligning investments to scale up evidence-based interventions in the geographic areas and populations with the highest burden of HIV/AIDS – in line with PEPFAR 3.0.1 Cameroon is participating in the Accelerating Children’s HIV/AIDS Treatment (ACT) Initiative, a two-year effort to enable 300,000 more children living with HIV/AIDS to receive life-saving antiretroviral treatment (ART) across priority countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Other key priorities include:

  • Preventing mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV;
  • scaling-up access to HIV prevention, care, and treatment among those most in need, particularly key and priority populations;
  • Supporting health systems strengthening with a focus on improving health information systems, human resources for health, laboratory and blood safety systems, and supply chain management; and
  • Strengthening the continuum of care and treatment and ensuring linkages in the delivery of HIV prevention, care, and treatment across all levels of care.


HIV/AIDS in Cameroon
 

Number of people living with HIV (all ages), 20131

660,000

Deaths due to AIDS (all ages), 20131

34,000

Number of orphans due to AIDS (0-17), 20131

310,000

Estimated antiretroviral (ARV) coverage (adults ages 15+), 20142

23%

Estimated percentage of pregnant women living with HIV who receive ARVs for PMTCT, 20142

66%


Saving Lives

In 2014, PEPFAR supported the following achievements in Cameroon:

  • Life-saving ART for 816 people
  • Testing and counseling for 189,112 people
  • Care and support for 579 orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS
  • ART for 9,058 pregnant women living with HIV to reduce mother-to-child transmission.

Get the most up-to-date data on program results, expenditures, and planned funding at Data.pepfar.net.

PEPFAR Planned Funding in Cameroon, Fiscal Year 2011 – 2013 (USD in Millions) 4

2011

2012

2013

$14.3

$14.3

$26.3

 


1. Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy. (2014). PEPFAR 3.0 - Controlling the Epidemic: Delivering on the Promise of an AIDS-free Generation. Washington, DC: Author.

2. UNAIDS. (2014). Cameroon: HIV and AIDS estimates. Retrieved August 12, 2015, from http://www.unaids.org/en/regionscountries/countries/cameroon/

3. UNAIDS. (2015). How AIDS changed everything. Geneva, Switzerland: Author.

4. Data reflect information available on the PEPFAR Dashboards, which represent planned new bilateral funding initially approved in the PEPFAR Country Operational Plans/Regional Operational Plans (COPs/ROPs) each fiscal year. As additional funding may be approved and made available after the initial COPs/ROPs submission, or to PEPFAR-supported countries that are not required to submit an annual COP/ROP, data on the Dashboards may not represent the final PEPFAR programmatic funding level in countries each fiscal year.


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