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Cameroon

During Mercy Ships' 2017-2018 field mission in the country, more than 2,000 surgeries were performed, bringing new life to patients, their families and communities.

Capital

Douala

Area

475.442 km²

 

Poverty

40% of the population live below the poverty line of $2 per day

UN Development Index

Ranking: 173 out of 191

Population

27.2 million                                                           

Doctors per million inhabitants

90

Languages

Cameroonian and 6 other regional languages

French, English,

Mission in Cameroon

Bringing healing; new hope in Cameroon with Mercy Ships

Mercy Ships has visited Cameroon once. It was in 2017-2018 with the ship Africa Mercy on a 10-month field mission out of the port of Douala.

During the field mission, more than 2,000 surgeries were performed on board, bringing new life not only to patients but also to their families and communities.

During Africa Mercy's first visit to Cameroon in 2017-2018, a total of 2,379 life-changing operations were carried out on board in 10 months."

Overview of the operations delivered by Mercy Ships in Cameroon

82

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERIES

442

MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERIES

165

RECONSTRUCTIVE PLASTIC SURGERIES

237

GENERAL SURGERIES (EG HERNIAS, GOITRES)

1,542

OPHTHALMIC SURGERIES

278

WOMEN’S HEALTH SURGERIES

Together we save lives

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