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Cameroon

What data is expected?

Key national indicators on health outcomes and reproductive health. At minimum we assess national aggregates, split by sex, age, disease type and other criteria from our research handbook.

  • Immunization rates
  • Disease prevalence
  • Maternal mortality rate
  • Infant mortality rate
  • Fertility rate
  • Stunting rate
  • Over-/ underweight rate
  • Disaggregation by sex/age
  • None of the above

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Available free of charge Yes
Downloadable Yes Data is online mostly in PDF format.
Publicly available Yes
Openly licenced No No indication.
Up-to-date Yes
In an open and machine-readable format Maternal mortality rate, Infant mortality rate - xls. The other datasets are pdfs.
location http://www.stat.cm/downloads/2016/annuaire2016/CHAPITRE - Immunization rates (page 127): 2008 -2013, http://www.stat.cm/downloads/annuaire/2012/Annuaire-201 - Disease prevalence : 2009 , href="http://www.devinfo.org/camsed/libraries/aspx/Home.aspx" http://www.devinfo.org/camsed/libraries/aspx/Home.aspx">rel="nofollow">http://www.devinfo.org/camsed/libraries/aspx/Home.aspx - Maternal mortality rate, Infant mortality rate: 1998, 2004, 2011
Collected by government Yes
findable_steps Review of initial submission, ODIN search and Google search.
characteristics Immunization rates, Disease prevalence, Maternal mortality rate, Infant mortality rate Most data is in these files : http://www.minsante.cm/site/sites/default/files/SSS_french.pdf (updated) https://dhsprogram.com/pubs/pdf/fr260/fr260.pdf (outdated as it is from 2011).
Controlled access Yes
Collector name INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA STATISTIQUE DU CAMEROUN The Ministry of Public Health works with the National Institute of Statistics to produce health data. It works also with Central Bureau of the Census and Population Studies (BUCREP) for health data production.
The Ministry of Public Health is one of the institution that is trying to build a systematic data collection infrastructure., certainly because of the critical nature of the sector. The website is well organised even though all pages are not filled, but it is promising. Now, the next step is freeing data as it is locked in PDF and other formats.

Meta data

Data location   http://www.stat.cm/downloads/2016/annuaire2016/CHAPITRE - Immunization rates (page 127): 2008 -2013
   http://www.stat.cm/downloads/annuaire/2012/Annuaire-201 - Disease prevalence : 2009
   http://www.devinfo.org/camsed/libraries/aspx/Home.aspx - Maternal mortality rate, Infant mortality rate: 1998, 2004, 2011
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Codrina Maria Ilie
Submitters   Charlie Martial NGOUNOU
Last modified   Sat May 12 2018 12:08:31 GMT+0000 (UTC)