Partnering to Achieve Epidemic Control in Cameroon

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

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The United States 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. Specific 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
  • 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), 20141

660,000

Deaths due to AIDS (all ages), 20141

34,000

Number of orphans due to AIDS (0-17), 20141   

310,000

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

23%

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

66%

 

Saving Lives

In 2015, PEPFAR supported the following achievements in Cameroon:

  • Life-saving antiretroviral treatment for 122,822 people
  • Testing and counseling for 337,592 people
  • Care and support for 7,313 orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS
  • Antiretroviral medications for 14,258 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, 2011-2015 (USD in Millions)4

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

$14

$14

$26

$36

$31


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 October 27, 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 and PEPFAR.gov, 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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