Cameroon

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More than 23 million people are at risk for one of more NTD in Cameroon, with lymphatic filariasis (LF), onchocerciasis (oncho), schistosomiasis (schisto), soil-transmitted helminths (STH), and trachoma, all endemic. Led by the Ministry of Health (MOH), Cameroon’s NTD Program aims to control or eliminate these NTDs by 2020, through treatment in communities and schools.

ENVISION is helping to reach this goal by supporting Cameroon’s NTD Program to implement district-level treatment campaigns across 181 districts. Together with the MOH and partners, ENVISION has supported the scale-up of treatments to all persons at risk for oncho, schisto, STH and trachoma. For LF, ENVISION continues to work with the MOH to reach all persons at risk in areas co-endemic with loa loa, a particular but surmountable challenge in Cameroon.

In Cameroon, ENVISION has supported the Ministry of Health to

Map 78 districts for at least one NTD, a critical step in NTD program planning 

Treat more than 14.6 million people for at least one NTD across 181 districts 

Train more than 91,000 government officials, health workers, teachers, and community drug distributors on skills needed to effectively carry out mass drug administration campaigns 

Assess the impact of the LF program through 5 district-level surveys, determining that more than 800,000 people are no longer at risk because of effective treatments 

Strengthen Cameroon’s health system by training more than 600 personnel on the Tool for Integrated Planning and Costing (TIPAC), which has been used in the development of the NTD Master Plan

 

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