Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) were in the field from January 15th to February 9th, 2024, collecting data for the development of a mapping of all CSOs active in the fight against malaria in Cameroon.

This activity, coordinated by the NGO Impact Santé Afrique (ISA) in collaboration with the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), involves ten (10) CSOs from the 10 regions of Cameroon; including the Association of Committed Women for the Development of Cameroon (AFEDEC), the Association of United Youth for the Development of Mayo-Tsanaga (AJERED M-T), the Association of Solidarity Youth in the Martam District (AJSAM), the Association for the Relief of Orphans and other Vulnerable Persons (ASOPV), the Support Center for Local and Community Development (CADELCO), the Moje Foundation, the Organization of Girls and Women for Health and Development (OFFSADE), Reach Out Cameroon, POWER, and RESIPAT.

Prior to the operational fieldwork, several activities were conducted to better equip these grassroots actors. Firstly, a review of the methodology and tools for this study took place on December 12th, 2023. Then, to enable them to conduct quality information collection, the CSOs were trained by ISA on data collection tools during a workshop chaired by the Permanent Secretary of the NMCP, Dr Joel Ateba, held in Yaounde from January 10th to 12th, 2024. In addition to training field agents, ISA oversees the overall supervision of the development of this mapping from data collection to the dissemination of study results.

Expected to be completed by March 2024, this mapping will identify CSOs engaged in the fight against malaria, assess their strengths and weaknesses, and promote effective collaboration among different organizations. Furthermore, it will help better coordinate efforts, understand the needs of populations affected by malaria, and provide valuable information for a more effective response against this disease.