Ministry of Public Health, Cameroon
Cameroon’s government has recently adopted a Health Sector Strategy for the post-2015 era. The strategy promotes a vision shared by 3ie and its members, namely, that evidence-based policies and other decision making contribute to higher quality services, better outcomes, and more efficient resource allocation. Following a mid-term evaluation of the National Health Sector Strategic Plan, Cameroon has been planning to build a well-functioning National Health Information System that will integrate data collection, analysis, and reporting, as well as promote the use of health information and knowledge to influence decision making for programmes, policies, and research. The system will mark a shift in the Ministry from a paper-based to electronic reporting system and help build a culture of impact evaluation at all levels of the health system.