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Choosing your coffin hopelessly before seeing a doctor: A policy response to mitigate the...

Introduction The tenacious sale of caskets in front of public hospitals such as the Regional Hospital Buea and Laquintinie Hospital Douala, is a call for...

Tackling the double burden of malnutrition in sub-Saharan Africa: A post COVID-19 perspective

The double burden of malnutrition (DBM) is conceptualized as the coexistence of undernutrition along with overweight, obesity or diet-related noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) . It...

Poverty Trap in Sub-sahara Africa: The Case of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)

Introduction Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) remains one of the most impoverished regions globally, seemingly trapped in poverty or just emerging from it. Fighting poverty and minimizing...

From Frying Pan to Fire: The Case of Food Insecurity and Antimicrobial Resistance

Introduction Food insecurity is a complex problem aggravated by multiple threats, such as climate change, population growth, poverty, conflicts, and natural disasters. According to the...

Determinants of unmet needs for family planning

Despite the importance of reproductive and sexual health care services, few women who are of reproductive age have access to them (1). According to SDG 3.7,...

The socio-cultural burden of infertility in sub-Sahara Africa

Infertility or childlessness defines a couple’s inability to bear a child within 1 year of actively trying to achieve pregnancy. WHO reports that approximately...

Lessons Learned From COVID-19 on Improving Access to Healthcare Services in Africa

After three years of an unprecedented health crisis, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an end to the COVID-19 public health emergency of...

Five Challenges of Accessing Surgical Care in Rural Areas of Cameroon

Global surgery is an essential component of global health, as surgical care is an essential component of healthcare. Yet, surgical care remains inaccessible to...

Cosmetic Skin Lightening Among Cameroonian Women: From a Social Trend to a Public Health...

The relics of centuries of slavery and colonialism persist in black Africa, and one of the most eloquent illustrations of this phenomenon is intentional...

Factors Contributing to Low Insurance Subscriptions in Cameroon

Access to quality healthcare is an important determinant of the strength and productivity of a country. According to WHO, Cameroon spends more money on...

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Increasing access to cancer therapies: A window of hope for overcoming the disease in...

Introduction The increasing burden of cancer in Africa has become a significant public health concern, with the region experiencing a growing crisis in cancer incidence...

A woman cannot get pregnant if she has sex standing: Matters arising from the...

Introduction Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) remains a sensitive topic in most parts of the world as parents, teachers, religious leaders, politicians and human rights defenders...

Choosing your coffin hopelessly before seeing a doctor: A policy response to mitigate the...

Introduction The tenacious sale of caskets in front of public hospitals such as the Regional Hospital Buea and Laquintinie Hospital Douala, is a call for...

Factors contributing to the failure of development projects in Cameroon

Introduction The high rate of project failures in Cameroon is a course for concern (1) ; (2), given the negative impacts on the livelihood of...

National Status of the Student – Entrepreneur in Cameroon: Impact on Youth Economic Empowerment

Introduction On 6th February 2023, Cameroon officially launched the National Status of the Student–Entrepreneur (SNEE). The program was initiated by the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) to encourage the...

ICT regulations and policies in Cameroon

Introduction Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) or New Information and Communication Technologies (NICTs) combining computer science and telecommunications, have become more widespread in the context...