Cameroon

PSI Cameroon

PSI Cameroon and the Association Camerounaise pour le Marketing Social (ACMS) work daily to provide consumers with access to cost-effective health services and products to sustainably and measurably improve their health.

Association Camerounaise pour le Marketing Social
Mballa II, Dragages
PO Box 14025
Yaoundé, Cameroon

Phone: + 237-222-209-224
cm_contact@acms-cm.org

Mballa II, Dragages
PO Box 14025
Yaoundé, Cameroon

Phone: + 237-222-209-224

Our Presence in
Cameroon

PSI Cameroon

ACMS was founded in 1996 and is an affiliate and platform of PSI, with programs in malaria, reproductive health, child survival, safe water, diarrhea and HIV prevention and treatment. ACMS promotes health products, services and healthy behaviors that enable low-income and vulnerable people to lead healthier lives. ACMS distributes products and services at subsidized prices rather than giving them away in order to motivate the involvement of the private commercial sector. ACMS is a partner of the Ministry of Health and supports it in the implementation of various public health projects.

PSI Cameroon is a branch office of PSI and serves as the implementing organization for the Women’s Health Project, which provides access to safe abortion services for women who need them and increases use of long-acting reversible contraception.

How we
work

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Asset 17

Consumer
Led

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Asset 26

Market Development

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Program
Design

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Asset 9

Social
Enterprise

Our
Impact

In 2018, PSI Cameroon and ACMS saved 431,902 lives with their products and services, which include:

279,560

modern contraceptives distributed

29,055

users reached with malaria testing

5,827

consumers reached with HIV testing services

Practice Areas
We Focus On

ACMS is developing social marketing strategies to reduce the transmission of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections among target populations. The HIV/AIDS Prevention Project in Central Africa aims to make both male and female condoms accessible and available and improving behaviors and practices to fight HIV.

With funding from the US President’s Malaria Initiative, ACMS works with Impact Malaria and VectorLink to build local capacity through provider trainings, ultimately improving malaria case management and prevention. ACMS also works through VectorLink to provide technical assistance for the distribution of insecticide-treated nets through routine channels in coordination of the National Program for Malaria Control.

ACMS implements several projects in the field of reproductive health. Its social franchise, ProFam, implements primary care services for reproductive health, post-abortion care and the prevention of unsafe abortions. ACMS also ensures key populations and young people, especially girls ages 10 to 14, are able and motivated to make informed sexual and reproductive health choices and that their rights are respected.

ACMS promotes clean water solutions through the distribution of Aquatabs, which replaced the Sûr’Eau/WaterGuard brand. ACMS’s work to address child survival also educates Cameroonians about the causes of diarrhea and waterborne diseases, including the promotion of oral rehydration salts. In addition, the diarrhea treatment kit, Orasel with Zinc, was first introduced in 2009, as recommended by WHO and UNICEF as part of a treatment regimen for children under the age of five.

Through the Women’s Health Project (WHP), ACMS is working to increase access to safe abortion services for all women who need them and to increase the use of long-acting reversible contraceptives​​. WHP began in 2​008 and is curr​ently in the​ fourth phase of funding from an anonymous donor. Phase Four of WHP covers four years (2016-2019). ​Phase 5 funding for Cameroon is pending approval.

Featured Projects

PMI Impact Malaria

Donor: US President’s Malaria Initiative

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PMI VectorLink

Donor: US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI)

Project Lead: Abt Associates

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Projet de prévention VIH/SIDA en Afrique Centrale

Donor: Organisation de Coordination et de Coopération pour la lutte contre les Grandes Endémies en Afrique Central and KfW (the German Development Bank)

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Jeune S3 (Santé, Sexualité, Sécurité)

Donor: Cordaid

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Our
Leadership

Godlove Ntaw

Country Representative Association Camerounaise pour le Marketing Social (ACMS)

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