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Name: Child Aid Development Foundation International (CADFIN)
Street 1: Treasury Street Santa
Street 2: P.O Box 25 Santa
City: Bamenda
Province: North West Region
Post Code:
Country: Cameroon
Phone: +237 747 26 007
Organization Email:
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Gideon Panko
Last Name: Panko
Title: Manager

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: Godwin
Last Name: Mofor
Title: Administrator

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Community-Based Organization (CBO)
Organization Description:
Child Aid Development Foundation is a child centered community based organization that works to complement government efforts by contributing to improving the health and welfare of children, youth and women by raising awareness about HIV/AIDS, mobilization for the elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV, fight stigma and discrimination, TB and change in sexual behavior through its partnership with private and public health institution.

The annual risk of TB infection (ARI) for Cameroon is estimated to be 1-2% or 50-100 new smear positive cases per 100 000 population (Cauthen et al., 1988) which means a annual case load of about 12 150 new smear positive pulmonary TB (PTB) cases.

CADFIN plan to accompany government and her partners to provide efficient and high quality support, care and treatment to people contracting TB and to prevent TB in Cameroon.
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Specializations / Areas of Work


Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 1 - 5
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Other partners
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Network with other partners
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
In the course of implementing our PMTCT and HIV mobilization activities suspected cases are referred to treatments centres.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Cameroon
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
CADFIN plan to contribute to reduce TB burden in Cameroon particularly among poor and vulnerable populations in line with the 2015 MDG, NTP 2010-2014 and the Stop TB Partnership targets. At present, NTP provides basic TB care. However poor and vulnerable populations like those in urban slums, prisons, and HIV burden regions have limited access. DOTS is also not implemented fully in the most affected regions. In this regard, we will address four main gaps: damaged network of TB care; limited care for poor and vulnerable populations; incomplete DOTS; and limited capacity of NTP particularly at the local level.

1: Enhance services to ensure quality DOTS; aims at supporting revitalization of TB care network in Cameroon. This is urgently needed as prerequisite to provide care in Cameroon, particularly for poor & vulnerable populations. Main activities are to: revitalize the network of quality assured laboratories; ensure regular supply of TB drugs (GDF); enhance the monitoring and evaluation system; strengthen health system by rehabilitating peripheral TB facilities; and strengthen collaboration with the private health sector.

2. Address TB care for poor and vulnerable populations; aims at ensuring greater access to TB care for poor and vulnerable populations such as: populations in poor urban slum areas prisoners and populations in high risk areas. Main action will community mobilization; strengthening communication and social mobilization; ensuring availability of DOTS in prisons; and establishing special mechanisms of TB care for populations in high risk regions.

3. Expand DOTS in the Areas that are not covered by DOTS; aims at expanding. Main activities are: establishing a network of diagnostic laboratories with a system of quality assurance; scaling up the use of standardized treatment: and conducting advocacy and communication to improve commitment to and awareness of TB care.

4. Improve project management capacity particularly at the district level; aims at strengthening the overall NTP capacity particularly at the district level. This is very important to address TB care effectively and to ensure successful implementation of the NTP. Main activities will include improving the capacity of the existing staff; recruiting additional national and local staff to support the NTP; and conducting operational research to assess the impact of implemented actions.


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were declared.

Application date: August 9, 2012
Last updated: October 14, 2020