CAMAM is the Cameroon Media Against Malaria created on 24 April 2007 in recognition of the role the media plays in malaria advocacy. It is a Non-Governmental, Not-for-Profit, Non-Partisan and Apolitical media advocacy group, dedicated to the fight against malaria prevalence, via prevention, control and its eventual eradication from Cameroon.
CAMAM was legalised by decree N° 001448/RDA/J06/BAPP of 27 December 2007 as previewed in Article 7 of Law N° 90/053 of 19 December 1990 giving freedom of association.
CAMAM is a media arm and baby association of the Cameroon Coalition Against Malaria (CCAM) with chapters active in all ten (10) provinces of the country. The association aims at fighting against malaria by dishing out accurate information on the control, prevention and right treatment of malaria in our society. It serves as a vital media advocacy machinery that forms an integral part of the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) and that works within the ambit of CCAM – geared towards reducing the incidence of malaria in Cameroon.
CAMAM is composed of reputed Cameroonian journalists, drawn from both the public and private media fired with the zeal to go in for the right information and to constantly feed their audience with what is required of them.
Headquarters: Yaounde, Mfoundi Division
CAMAM sets out to contribute to the control and prevention of malaria prevalence fin Cameoon through the production of, and dissemination of basic and strategic information using the various media tools.
CAMAM vies to stand out as the most effective media advocacy institution in Africa.
CAMAM shall accomplish its goals through the following activities:
à Produce and disseminate impact-capital media programmes, geared towards curbing by half (½) malaria casualties in Cameroon, and the huge economic loss through registered deaths;
à Empower the population through strong information packs, with the aim of mobilizing all sectarian forces to step up the fight against malaria;
à Act as an information support pool to other Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) who function as part of the CCAM;
à Organise regular media debates and other public information settings that focus on malaria.
CAMAM’s main objective is to serve as a media support facility to all other organisations operating in the malaria sector, and assist them to effectively use media to promote their actions.