Private Health Insurance Service Providers in Cameroon: Current Status

By |2023-03-27T08:22:00+00:00March 8th, 2023|Categories: Education & Health Policy, Private Health Insurance, Publications|Tags: |

In Cameroon, like many other African countries, private health insurance service providers are mostly private banks and insurance companies.

Interventions for Non-Communicable Diseases

By |2022-11-22T11:25:33+00:00November 16th, 2022|Categories: Education & Health Policy, Health, Publications|Tags: |

The burden of non-communicable diseases in low and middle-income countries has been on the rise this last decade. Despite the health financing strategies in place in Cameroon, there is an urgent need to develop better financial protection policies addressing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as they count for more than 31% of the mortality rate in Cameroon and present a greater opportunity cost if left unaddressed. 

Pricing of Medical Acts In Cameroon: Remarks on a Prejudicial Cacophony

By |2022-08-12T09:54:38+00:00August 11th, 2022|Categories: Education & Health Policy, Health, Publications|Tags: |

Despite regulations on the pricing of medical procedures, there are some discrepancies between public and private hospitals. This is the case in some district hospitals where a vaginal delivery costs between CFAF 20,000 and CFAF 40,000, whereas it costs CFAF 15,000 in a health center.

Gender-Based Violence: Beyond the Crises in Cameroon and Effects on Mental Well-Being

By |2022-07-12T09:05:15+00:00July 12th, 2022|Categories: Education & Health Policy, Publications|Tags: , , |

However, Gender-based violence in Cameroon has been an existing reality prior to these crises and occurs even in areas where guns are silent. As a result, the mental health condition of the abused women and girls may be affected, including depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and substance use disorder.

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