Cameroon and Tanzania


We work in cooperation with non-governmental organizations to implement its initiatives in Cameroon and Tanzania.

Goals (MDGs) Goal 4: Reduce child mortality
Goal 5: Improve maternal health
Performance Indicators Percent of 1-year-old children immunized against measles
Percent of pregnant women receiving pre-natal checkups
Targets (five-year) Vaccinations for 230,000 people
Pre-natal checkups for 144,000 people
Services Mobile healthcare field clinics
- Basic medical services, vaccinations, pre-natal checkups
- Provision of medical information, raising awareness
Period 2011-2015
Partner International NGO Plan
(an international NGO with activities in 50 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America)

Fiscal 2015 Achievements

  Cameroon Tanzania
Number of mobile healthcare field clinics (times) 1,758 408
Number of infants receiving preventative vaccinations (people) 1,070,787 3,240
Number of prenatal checkups (people) 47,682 535

Basic information about Cameroon

A richly diverse country located in Central Africa. The current economy of Cameroon is dependent on primary products such as crude oil, minerals, timber and agriculture. Although there are concerns that the drop in world oil prices may affect economic growth, the Cameroon Long Term Development Vision has been put in place. The three-staged plan aims to reduce poverty through economic growth, make progress toward becoming a middle income nation, and move toward becoming an emerging industrial nation over the next 25 years.

Areas 475,440 sq km (Approx. 1.26 times the size of Japan)
Population 20.5 million people (2012, UNFPA)
Capital Yaounde
Ethinic groups Include the Douala, Bamileke, Bamum, Fulbe peoples
Languages French (official), English (official), plus tribal languages
Religions Christian (Catholic, Protestant), Muslim, indigenous traditions

Basic information about Tanzania

A united republic made up of Tanganyika on the mainland and the islands of Zanzibar. In 2009, the GDP real rate of economic growth was 5-6%, and the per capita GNI rose steadily from US$210 in 1997 to US$500 in 2009. The Poverty Reduction Strategy has been implemented with the cooperation of donors.

Areas 945,000 sq km (Approx. 2.5 times the size of Japan)
Population 46.22 million people (2011, World Bank)
Capital Dodoma, the national capital city, location of the National Assembly
Ethinic groups Include groups such as the Sukuma, Makonde, Chaga and Haya peoples
Languages Swahili (vernacular official), English (official)
Religions Muslim (approx. 40%), Christian (approx. 40%), indigenous traditions (approx. 20%)
Quotation: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website
Katsuro Sato

"I want more people to be able to receive basic health services."

Daiichi Sankyo's proposal to provide mobile healthcare field clinics made it possible for services to be provided in places like Tanzania and Cameroon, where medical and health services do not reach distant regions. Since both of these countries have one of the world's highest infant and maternal mortality rates, local people have high hopes that this will enable effective medical services across the region, with smaller investment. I hope that the company's resources and our expertise can be smoothly integrated so that we can achieve significant and visible results over the next five years.

(It contains some information in 2011)

Activity Report

Current Reports  
The second report (January 31, 2014)
The first report (January 31, 2012)