Friday, January 17, 2020

Social crisis: Cameroonians on suicide lane

Monitoring report of the 100 key health indicators of Cameroon in 2019?". This is the title of the report that the Ministry of Public Health (Minsant√©) has just made public.

In the said report, Minsant√© reports data produced by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Cameroon from 2012 to 2016, but published on behalf of the 2019 financial year. "? According to the WHO, the rate of Suicide in Cameroon increased from 4.9 in 2012 to 12.2 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2016 (World Health Statistics, 2019). Among men, it is 17.1 against 7.4 per 100,000 inhabitants among women? ”, Reports Minsant√©. 

The Cameroonian Ministry of Health does not give the reasons for this inflation of the suicide rate in Cameroon. However, it indicates that the target of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) is to reduce, by 2020, by a third, through prevention and treatment, the rate of premature mortality due to noncommunicable diseases and promote health mental and well-being written IC.

In general, the report indicates, life expectancy at birth in Cameroon increased from 53 years in 2009 to 58 years in 2016. However, the document specifies, life expectancy in Cameroon remains lower in 2016 than that Central African countries (60.6 years) and sub-Saharan Africa (61.2 years).