COUNTRY OVERVIEW: CAMEROON
Population: 20.5 million;
Languages: English (official), French (official) and 24 African languages;
Population living in poverty: 40%;
Number of AIDS orphans: 340,000;
Children who do not attend secondary school: 62%
Plan has been working in Cameroon since 1996, helping poor children to access their rights to health, education, livelihoods and protection.
We support more than 842 communities in 6 of Cameroon’s 10 regions.
Currently, Plan Cameroon is helping to train AIDS Control Committees as peer educators to transmit useful messages about HIV and sexually transmitted disease prevention within local communities in Okola, Meiganga and Wum health districts based in Central, Eastern and North-Western regions respectively.
Plan Cameroon’s programmes support around 28,000 children. Our core areas of activity include