Innovation Digest for Cameroon

Impact stories, useful information, country data and more

Cameroon 2018 SDG Index Country Profile

The 2018 SDG Index and Dashboards report presents a revised and updated assessment of countries’ distance to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Cameroonian Wins Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

Cameroonian inventor Arthur Zang was awarded the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation for his invention, the Cardiopad, a tablet computer that allows health workers to undertake heart examinations and send the results to heart specialists far away. The invention is particularly helpful to rural communities as there are just 50 cardiologists in Cameroon, which has a population of 20 million people.

Mobile Money Transfer Services Help Combat Fistula

African nations such as Cameroon are finding new ways to deal with fistula, the agonising injury that ruins the lives of millions of girls and women. Mobile phones are playing an increasing role in both fistula diagnosis and repair.

Cameroon’s Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation

Cameroon’s government collaborates with research institutes within the country to drive forward scientific research and innovations, and also strengthen cooperation with other countries, especially in the areas of education, scientific and technological capacity building and the green economy.