Central Africa Regional Representation: Development Operational Plan 2014

  1. Executive Summary

For many years, the countries of Central Africa have been suffering from the effects of epidemics and endemic diseases, as well as natural and man-made disasters. Conflicts, especially the on-going civil war in the CAR that led to the overthrow of President Bozize by Seleka forces, have led to significant population displacements and put at further risk vulnerable groups that are already challenged to provide for themselves. Recently, the increasingly high cost of living has added a further burden to Central African populations. Deteriorating living conditions have led to problems of illegal immigration, disintegration of families and reduction in local manpower thereby further increasing the risk of various crises.

The populations in Central Africa are exposed to numerous health problems including HIV/AIDS and malaria. While HIV/AIDS affects all the countries in Central Africa with prevalence peaks in the CAR (13% prevalence rate), malaria remains the main cause of mortality within the region. Vaccine-preventable diseases like measles and poliomyelitis are also common within the region.

In order to tackle these identified loopholes and assist the vulnerable populations of the region, various activities have been designed under business lines1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, to be implemented in 2014. CARREP is therefore looking up to its partners to assist with funding needs estimated at CHF 4,102,234.90.