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Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 6:30am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the world’s premier international development agency is celebrating its 60th anniversary since its creation by President John F. Kennedy on November 3, 1961. USAID opened its offices in Cameroon in 1961 with a budget of 7.9 billion CFA ($14 million) and since then has proudly provided a total of 776.9  billion CFA ($1.38 billion) in development and humanitarian assistance to the people of Cameroon.

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Friday, October 15, 2021 - 9:00am

On October 15, the Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of the United States, Mary Daschbach, and the Country Representative of the U.S. Agency for International (USAID), Paul Richardson, participated in a food distribution event for 1,083 refugees, organized by the World Food Program (WFP) in Mandjou, 9 kilometers from Bertoua.  The Governor of the East Region, the Mayor of Mandjou Council, traditional leaders, the WFP Representative, the Coordinator of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) for the East Region, and refugee representatives participated in the event, which marked World Food Day under this year’s theme, "our actions are our future- Better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life."

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 4:15am

Yaoundé, Cameroon – On August 10, 2021, with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID/Cameroon), the Cameroon Ministry of Public Health, alongside other partners, officially launched the Community-Led Monitoring Project in Yaoundé.  This project is implemented by the Cameroonian association for people living with HIV/AIDS (RECAP+) which received a grant of CFA 780,470,000 (USD $1.4 million) from the U.S. Government to improve community participatory monitoring systems for HIV services over the next three years in 147 health districts across the 10 regions of Cameroon.  

Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 11:15am

The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Catholic Relief Services (CRS), officially transferred management responsibilities of HIV/AIDS lifesaving services to the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC).  Supported by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through USAID, the activity entitled Key Interventions to Develop Systems and Services (KIDSS) for Orphans and Vulnerable Children will continue to reinforce local capacity to sustain HIV epidemic control.  This achievement marks the first major milestone in efforts to gradually transition management of HIV/AIDS resources to the NECC.

New human rights and conservation curriculum in Cameroon aims to educate conservation practitioners on the importance of protecting human rights.
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 7:30am

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a new human rights and conservation curriculum at Garoua Wildlife College in Cameroon.  This technical and college-level curriculum, which will roll out this year, reflects the growing concern in Central Africa—as elsewhere—that for conservation efforts in protected areas to be successful, they must reflect the interests and needs of indigenous communities.  However, tensions and violent conflicts over sovereignty, rights, and resources are not uncommon.

Last updated: July 12, 2022

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