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Cameroon
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Health, Economy, Education, Human Rights, Poverty
The International Institute for Caring (IIC) works to change the lives of marginalized and underprivileged families in Africa to become self-sufficient and contributing members of their communities. We advocate for justice and human rights and facilitate access to education, mental health, and economic services, to those in need by ...See More connecting people to existing resources in the community. The services that we provide are free of charge and open to anyone with barriers to opportunities. Show Less
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Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania
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Health
The Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS) is a strategic response to the need for surgeons in Africa. We are a non-denominational, multinational service organization training African physicians to become general surgeons who are willing to remain in Africa to meet that need.
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Education
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Human Rights
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Cameroon introduced free primary education in 2000 in order to accomplish the Millennium Development Goal of primary education.1 After completing primary school, 46% of students do not continue onto secondary school and a mere 1% continue onto the university level.2 This very negatively affects the literacy rate in Cameroon, which is currently at only 10% of the population.3 Since the free education began a little over a decade ago, the number of qualified teachers have decreased, while the amount of students have increased dramatically.4 Teacher recruitment is nonexistent and salaries have been continually reduced.5 Over the past year, the government has committed more funds to the education budget in order to begin reforms on the system of teacher hiring.6

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1 http://www.voanews.com/content/universal-education-goal-elusive-in-cameroon/1741636.html

2 http://harambeeusa.org/projects/past-projects/cameroon/pr-2/
3 Ibid
4 http://www.globalpartnership.org/success-stories/more-trained-teachers-better-learning-conditions-students-cameroon
5-6 Ibid
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Geography

Central Africa, bordering the Bight of Biafra, between Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria
Area

Total 475,440 sq km
Land 472,710 sq km
Water 2,730 sq km

Climate

varies with terrain, from tropical along coast to semiarid and hot in north
Natural Resources

petroleum, bauxite, iron ore, timber, hydropower ;
Natural Hazards

volcanic activity with periodic releases of poisonous gases from Lake Nyos and Lake Monoun volcanoes

volcanism: Mt. Cameroon (elev. 4,095 m), which last erupted in 2000, is the most frequently active volcano in West Africa; lakes in Oku volcanic field have released fatal levels of gas on occasion, killing some 1,700 people in 1986 Mt. Cameroon (elev. 4,095 m), which last erupted in 2000, is the most frequently active volcano in West Africa; lakes in Oku volcanic field have released fatal levels of gas on occasion, killing some 1,700 people in 1986
Current Environmental Issues

waterborne diseases are prevalent; deforestation; overgrazing; desertification; poaching; overfishing

Demographics

Nationality
Cameroonian
Population
20,549,221 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Because of its modest oil resources and favorable agricultural conditions, Cameroon has one of the best-endowed primary commodity economies in sub-Saharan Africa. Still, it faces many of the serious problems confronting other underdeveloped countries, such as stagnant per capita income, a relatively inequitable distribution of income, a top-heavy civil service, endemic corruption, and a generally unfavorable climate for business enterprise. Since 1990, the government has embarked on various IMF and World Bank programs designed to spur business investment, increase efficiency in agriculture, improve trade, and recapitalize the nation's banks. The IMF is pressing for more reforms, including increased budget transparency, ...See More privatization, and poverty reduction programs. Subsidies for electricity, food, and fuel have strained the budget. Cameroon recently began several large infrastructure projects, including a deep sea port in Kribi, a natural gas powered electricity generating plant, and several hydroelectric dams. Cameroon must attract more investment to improve its inadequate infrastructure, but its business environment is a deterrent to foreign investment. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$51.61 billion (2012 est.); $49.27 billion (2011 est.); $47.33 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

20.8% of GDP (2012 est.); 19.8% of GDP (2011 est.); 16.1% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

coffee, cocoa, cotton, rubber, bananas, oilseed, grains, cassava (manioc); livestock; timber
Industries

petroleum production and refining, aluminum production, food processing, light consumer goods, textiles, lumber, ship repair