Since the commencement of its operation in 2010, AHA Cameroon in partnership with the UNHCR and the support of the government of the Republic of Cameroon has been delivering comprehensive health care, nutrition and infrastructure development services to refugees in Kette, Ndelele and Batouri health districts, Kadey Department.
In early 2014, following the crisis in neighboring Central African Republic (CAR) which resulted in the migration of refugees crossing the border and seeking stability in Cameroon, AHA expanded its activities to Lolo and Mbile refugee sites. AHA also operates in Batouri, Yokaduma and Kentzou health districts; providing refugees and the communities in the vicinity with health care and nutrition services.
AHA’s strategic approach in Cameroon is to support government health facilities within its area of operations. AHA achieves this by seconding its personnel to government health centers in consultation with the ministry of health.
Since May 2015, AHA’s intervention areas have expanded to 7 health districts with 51 health facilities. Throughout 2018, AHA Cameroon supported directly 19 governmental health facilities namely 1 regional Hospital, 4 district hospitals, 13 Integrated Health Centers and 1 Health Post at Gado Site which is entirely under AHA responsibility. These health facilities are settled in 6 health districts (Garoua Boulai, Betare Oya, Bertoua, Batouri, Ndelele and Yokadouma). Our operation covers 4 sites (Lolo, Mbile, Gado and Ngarisingo) in which approximately half of the beneficiaries are settled.
In 2o18, AHA has contributed to the improvement of the capacity and working conditions of some health facilities by making their extension such as Mandjou Integrated Health Center (IHC), Gado IHC, and provided medical equipment to some health facilities such as Mandjou IHC and Garoua Boulai DH. AHA reimburses also the health care fees for refugees.