The Cameroonian Minister of public health announced last week his department is planning to recruit 25,000 health workers over the next five years. He also revealed plans to recruit 20,000 temporary staff.
He however stressed that the plan is awaiting the approval of the head of state. The validation of this proposal would significantly reduce the deficit in health personnel across the territory. Last December, the official estimated the shortage of health workers at 55,000.
As at September 21, 2021, the state of human resources in the Cameroonian health sector was 39,720 staff in total, including 11,346 civil servants, 4,846 contract workers, 3,412 decision makers and 20,116 temporary workers.
To reduce the gap, the Minister had announced the "special" recruitment of 5000 staff for 2022.