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Center for the Development of Best Practices in Health  | Cameroon

Helping researchers collect, synthesize, reformat, and communicate research evidence in an attractive and readable fashion for decision-makers.

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The Center for the Development of Best Practices in Health (CDBPS-H) is a research unit created in 2008 that works to promote evidence-informed decision-making.

CDBPS-H helps researchers collect, synthesize, reformat, and communicate research evidence in an attractive and readable fashion for decision-makers. The CDBPS-H also aims to serve decision-makers by providing capacity building opportunities, producing summaries of evidence, and identifying gaps for informed decision-making.

    With PEERSS funding and support, CDBPS-H has been able to mobilize a multidisciplinary team to better promote evidence-informed decision-making in matters related to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    Some of the activities that the center has carried out include:

    Preparing a deliberative dialogue on the Inclusive Data Charter and a capacity strengthening workshop for the National Forum of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) for the SDGs.

    Developing a collaboration agreement with United Cameroon Cities and Councils (Communes et Villes Unies du Cameroun), a national association of municipal councils to promote evidence-informed decision-making in matters related to achieving the SDGs. This effort resulted in the organization of two capacity building workshops to establish a platform on sustainable urban mobility in fifteen municipalities.

    Preparing an evidence brief for policy on local governance for sustainable nutrition  in collaboration with the Cameroon country office of the Helen Keller International Foundation to boost the engagement of municipal authorities against malnutrition.

    Some of the activities that CDBPS-H will implement in the future include:

    Establishing an institutional mechanism to boost evidence-informed decision-making within the municipal councils nationwide in matters related to poverty, nutrition, health, inequalities, decent work, and sustainable cities.

    Strengthening the capacity of the Cameroonian coalition of civil society and media organizations to promote evidence-informed decision-making and research.

    Fostering the production and utilization of inclusive developmental data to support localizing SDGs through municipal observatories of sustainable local development.

    Meet the experts from Cameroon.

    Role
    Team Lead
    Areas of Expertise
    Health and social policy analysis, Systems thinking, Evidence synthesis
    Country
    Cameroon
    Role
    Researcher
    Areas of Expertise
    Economics
    Country
    Cameroon
    Role
    Researcher
    Areas of Expertise
    Statistics, Epidemiology
    Country
    Cameroon
    Role
    Research assistant
    Areas of Expertise
    Sociology
    Country
    Cameroon
    Role
    Financial Assistant
    Country
    Cameroon
    Role
    Researcher
    Areas of Expertise
    Psychology
    Country
    Cameroon
    Role
    Researcher
    Areas of Expertise
    Anthropology
    Country
    Cameroon
    Role
    Research assistant
    Areas of Expertise
    Library sciences
    Country
    Cameroon
    Role
    Research assistant
    Areas of Expertise
    Economics
    Country
    Cameroon
    Role
    Researcher
    Areas of Expertise
    Economics
    Country
    Cameroon

    Publications, policy briefs and other resources from Center for the Development of Best Practices in Health

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    Renforcer la gouvernance locale contre la malnutrition et l’insécurité alimentaire au Cameroun: Leçons apprises du projet UNOPS

    This Strategic Briefing Note was published in June 2020 as an overview of the lessons learned during the UNOPS Project led by the Hellen Keller International Foundation Cameroon. The briefing note was written to clear deliberations concerning the improvement of local governance against malnutrition and food insecurity by providing a summary of the relevant data of lessons learned.
    Language

    French

    Year Published

    2020

    Type of Resource

    Strategic Briefing Note

    LESSONS LEARNED: Strengthening Local Governance against Malnutrition and Food Insecurity in Cameroon

    This Strategic Briefing Note was published in June 2020 as an overview of the lessons learned during the UNOPS Project led by the Hellen Keller International Foundation Cameroon. The briefing note was written to clear deliberations concerning the improvement of local governance against malnutrition and food insecurity by providing a summary of the relevant data of lessons learned.
    Language

    English

    Year Published

    2020

    Type of Resource

    Strategic Briefing Note

    BULLETIN D’INFORMATIONS SANITAIRES STRATÉGIQUES: LA PAUVRETÉ ET LA FAIM

    A bulletin that discusses the fight against poverty and hunger and how the inequalities have caused the many conflicts that erupt in Cameroon. This bulletin discusses Cameroon’s role in addressing poverty and hunger.
    Language

    French

    Year Published

    2020

    Type of Resource

    Health Bulletin

    Strategic Information on Sustainable Development Goals: Focus on Hunger and Poverty

    A bulletin that discusses the fight against poverty and hunger and how the inequalities have caused the many conflicts that erupt in Cameroon. This bulletin discusses Cameroon’s role in addressing poverty and hunger. The World Bank estimates that poverty affects 35% of the world population, meaning about 2.2 billion individuals. In 2015, poverty affected 41% of subSaharan Africans about 413 million people. In the narrow sense, poverty refers to a situation in which a person or a group of persons do not have access to sufficient food quantity, drinking water, clothing, shelter and healthcare when sick.
    Language

    English

    Year Published

    2020

    Type of Resource

    Health Bulletin

    Strengthening Local Governance supportive of Food and Nutrition Security in Cameroon

    Hunger and malnutrition are world-class health and socio-economic issues that hinder children’s physical and cognitive development. Malnutrition severely affects development with serious and lasting impacts on individuals and their families, communities and countries as well. Gaps in knowledge regarding malnutrition within communities coupled with related erroneous perceptions by actors and fueled by sociocultural backgrounds further sustain this issue. Food insecurity drivers are multifaceted depending on the territories, mechanisms of action, and the prevailing manifestations in each given setting. Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) is “when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life”. Delivery on this collective task requires good governance devoted to promoting the “right to adequate food” and “social contract” whereby the citizen is the sole power holder. Mutually supportive efforts are therefore needed to improve local governance in favour of FNS to deliver on the following six objectives: (i) coordinate interventions between sectors and agencies, (ii) promote accountability, (iii) enhance food supply, (iv) reinforce community ownership, (v) improve responsiveness towards public demand, and (vi) give precedence to the right to adequate food....
    Language

    English

    Year Published

    2020

    Type of Resource

    Evidence Brief

    ECLAIRAGES BULLETIN D’INFORMATIONS SANITAIRES STRATÉGIQUES / CAMEROUN

    A health bulletin that discusses how COVID-19 is affecting the Cameroonian populations, including the epidemiology of COVID-19 in Cameroon, experiences at the Yaoundé central hospital and socio-health revelations.
    Language

    French

    Year Published

    2020

    Type of Resource

    Case Study

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