Inadequate services (WASH) in Cameroon’s health and education facilities can lead to:

A cover of the prescription of misuse and overconsumption of antibiotics. This speeds up antimicrobial resistance.
A decrease in motivation among teachers and health workers, patient and student satisfaction, and the use of care and education.
An increase in the cost of health and education.
Longer hospital stays and repeated visits because of infection contracted on the spot, antibiotic-resistant infections in particular.

Why adapt a health systems strengthening approach in schools in Cameroon?

This is to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030, and it is also a goal shared by all. Member States of the United Nations (within the framework of SDG targets 3.8 ODDs have also been declared WHO’s “Priority No. 01” under the guidance of its current Director General. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and is a major priority for several donor countries.

Effective Components for Improving WASH Services in Health Care and School Institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa

  1. Leadership Policies,
  2. Mobilization of citizens to demand accountability
  3. Research to inform practices,
  4. Adequate and well-trained staff
  5. Robust tracking systems
  6. Link with health priorities.

Three babies die every five minutes in sub-Saharan Africa from highly preventable diseases such as diarrhea, sepsis, meningitis or tetanus, diseases that are strongly linked to poor hygiene.

90% of health care facilities and schools do not have handwash soaps


35% of patients in Cameroon contract at least one infection during a hospital stay


Babies born in health centers in remote areas of Cameroon are up to 30 times more likely to get sepsis at birth than babies born in hospitals in urban areas

With ASSAUVET-NGO together we provide drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) to primary and secondary schools in Cameroon

Because drinking water at school is:

Better hydration and therefore better concentration
Less waterborne diseases and 80% less school absenteeism
Better cognitive skills and greater energy to learn and teach
Do you know that in Cameroon, 90% of schools in rural areas have no access to drinking water sanitation and basa hygiene service? and that in the world, a child dies every 90 seconds from a drinking water disease?

And that’s not all. If they do not cause their death, these diseases too often destroy their chances of building a better future, since they represent the first cause of absenteeism and the gift of dropping out of school.

Then the humanitarian association ASSAUVET -ONG undertakes to build in each primary and secondary school of Cameroon from where it is by 2030 a borehole, manual pump team, latrines with double pits to improve the system in health schools and formations in Cameroon.

This is to publicly demonstrate our commitment and our progress in sustainable development to our members, investors, customers and partners, suppliers and all stakeholders despite our very limited financial means in Sub-Saharan Africa – we have the will to make progress in terms of SDGs


ASSAUVET-ONG is committed to exploring new ideas to improve access to sanitation services in urban areas, ASSAUVET-ONG is convinced that sustainable sanitation requires all stakeholders of African government members, the sector From private to public services, local NGOs, communities and households work together to find long-term solutions.

Understanding poverty in sub-Saharan Africa

In sub-Saharan Africa, millions of people continue to live below the threshold of absolute poverty (1 euro per day). We still have important challenges to meet in order to achieve the United Nations SDG agenda and goals: to end poverty and promote shared prosperity.

According to the World Bank, extreme poverty continues to decline in the world, but at a slower pace.
The global poverty rate has fallen to the unprecedented level of 10% in 2015, the goal of ending poverty by 2030 is under threat. Jim. Yong Kim, chairman of the World Bank group, said, “Over the past 25 years, more than a billion people around the world have managed to escape extreme poverty, and the global poverty rate has never been as low as today, it is one of the greatest successes of our time.

But if we want to end poverty by 2030, we need to increase


massive investments especially in the development of human capital, in order to foster the inclusive growth essential to help those still living in destitution.

Between 1990 and 2015, the rate of extreme poverty fell by one point per year on average, rising from almost 36% to 10%, with only one point less between 2013 and 2015 in the world. .
According to preliminary estimates of the World Bank, the extreme poverty rate should be 8.6% in 2018 and even in sub-Saharan Africa? We will tell you no, we are far from stabilizing the rate of extreme poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. Due to poor governance, unemployment, corruption, open defecation, and especially lack of access to services (WASH)

Poverty situation according to the international euro poverty line per day (in 2011)

See the table – poverty line

Région Taux de pauvreté Nombre de pauvres (millions
2013 – 2015 2013 – 2015
Asie de l’Est et pacifique 3,6 – 2,3 73,1 – 47,2
Europe et Asie Centrale 1,6 – 1,5 7,7 – 4,1
Amérique Latine et Caraïbes 4,6 – 4,1 28,0 – 25,9
Moyen- Orient et Afrique du Nord 2,6 – 5,0 9,5 – 18,6
Asie du Sud 16,2 – 12,4 274,5 – 216,4
Afrique Subsaharienne 42,5 – 41,1 405,1 – 413,3
Total mondiale 11,2 – 10,0 804,2 – 735,9

Communiqué de presse n° 2019/030/DCC-GPV-Washington