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Cameroon

With an overburdened healthcare system and high rates of teenage pregnancy, Cameroon faces major challenges providing adequate fistula repair services.

Why We Work in Cameroon

Fistula Foundation is not currently working in Cameroon.

Situated along the Gulf of Guinea, Cameroon has one of the world’s highest maternal mortality rates — about 690 deaths per 100,000 live births. While this is partly due to the overburdened and understaffed health care system in the country, it is also a product of the high incidence of teenage mothers.

Only about half of the population has access to electricity and many people live in rural areas far from the nearest medical center. With an acute shortage of trained fistula surgeons and equipped operating theaters, Cameroon faces major challenges to providing adequate fistula repair services.

What You Help Us Do

We made the following investments to build Cameroon’s in-country medical services and provide life-transforming surgery to as many women as possible:

Meet Our Partners

We are currently not funding any projects in the country.

Who are our past partners?

Clinique Islamique Adamaoua (in partnership with Dr. Franklin Danki)

  • Location: Ngaoundere
  • Partner In: 2015

Women and Health Alliance International (WAHA International)

  • Location: Yaoundé
  • Partner In: 2010
How much funding have we granted?

How much funding have we granted?

Below are funding totals since the start of each partnership.

Past Partners

  • Clinique Islamique Adamaoua (in partnership with Dr. Franklin Danki): $25,000
  • Women and Health Alliance International (WAHA International): $57,000

 

 

 

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