Cameroon Health Insurance Options
For travelers your options for medical health insurance coverage are:
The US State Department states: "MEDICAL INSURANCE: The Department of State strongly urges U.S. citizens to consult their medical insurance company prior to traveling abroad to determine whether the policy applies overseas and whether it covers emergency expenses such as a medical evacuation. "
For less than $100.00 US Dollars you could purchase medical insurance and flight cancellations from companies such as Access America.
For local Cameroonians (Cameroon People) wishing to obtain Cameroon health insurance, there are a few but very limited option.
The above two options mostly apply for those minority of Cameroonians privileged to work in the formal sector. For the vast majority of Cameroonians, especially those in the rural areas, the only option as now is the
Cameroon Mutual Health Organization (MHO) works with local credit unions and their clients.
The premium cost is about $1 US Dollar a month per person.
The non-governmental organization Service of Support to Local Initiatives of Development (SAILD) a community saving schemes partners with the USAID-funded Action for West Africa Region-Reproductive Health (AWARE-RH) on this project for a five year corporative agreement.
These MHO schemes are gaining popularity and credibility in Cameroon. Cameroon Health Ministry has launch a campaign to expand the Mutual Health Organizations to the centre and the south of the Cameroon. MHOs are presently concentrated in the more affluent western province of Cameroon.
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