Planning Cycle


Planning Cycle

Overview and Context

National Health Policy Strategy Plan

Stratégie Sectorielle de Santé 2016 - 2027

National Health Policy Strategy Plan Priorities

  • Health promotion, the strategy will bring the population to adopt healthy and health promoting behaviors by 2027
  • Disease prevention, the strategy will aim to reduce the proportion of people exhibiting risk factors for preventable diseases in Cameroon by a third
  • Case management, the strategy’s objective is to reduce hospital and community death attributable to priority communicable and non-communicable diseases as well as maternal, infant, and child mortality by 50%
  • Health system strengthening, the objective is to develop institutional capacity in 80% of the districts for the population’s sustainable and equitable access to health care and services
  • Governance and strategic steering, the objective is to increase the performance of the health system at all levels by at least 50%

Annual Health Sector Review


The World Bank Income Group:


Fiscal Start Date

January 1

Legal and Political Systems

  • Executive branch: election last held on 7 October 2018 (next to be held in October 2025); prime minister appointed by the president
  • Legislative branch:Senate - last held on 25 March 2018 (next to be held in 2023) National Assembly - last held on 30 September 2013 (next to be held on 7 October 2018)
  • Legal System: mixed legal system of English common law, French civil law, and customary law

Programmatic Planning and Project Timelines

National Health Policy Strategy and Plan
WHO Country Cooperation Strategy
National Development Plan
Multi-Year Plan (cYMP) for Immunization
Malaria Plan
Tuberculosis Plan
Ageing and Health Plan
Noncommunicable Diseases Plan
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Plan
Reproductive Health Plan
Maternal Health Plan
Newborn and Child Health Plan
Human Resources for Health Plan
Gavi Health System Strengthening (HSS)Support
Global Fund Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH)

Partners in Country

Endorsement of global compact for progress towards universal health coverage

UHC2030 member

UHC2030 joint vision progress

Cameroon joined IHP in 2010. A National Health Development Plan for 2011-2015 was prepared. In 2010 the Government of Cameroon and development partners published a joint declaration to mark the launch of a Health SWAp. In 2012, the national CSO FISS-MST/SIDA received a grant from the Health Policy Action Fund. Cameroon participated in the 5th IHP+ monitoring round which tracked progress on the implementation of eight practices for effective development cooperation (EDC). IHP+ membership was transferred to UHC2030 in 2016. Cameroon has validated a new Health Sector Strategy 2016-2027. It has also created in June 2015 a Technical National Group in charge of the implementation of UHC.

UHC Partnership for policy dialogue