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.
Meet Our Partners
We are currently not funding any projects in the country.
Clinique Islamique Adamaoua (in partnership with Dr. Franklin Danki)
- Location: Ngaoundere
- Partner In: 2015
- Location: Yaoundé
- Partner In: 2010
How much funding have we granted?
Below are funding totals since the start of each partnership.
- Clinique Islamique Adamaoua (in partnership with Dr. Franklin Danki): $25,000
- Women and Health Alliance International (WAHA International): $57,000