Central Hospital of Yaoundé

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Central Hospital of Yaoundé
Central Hospital of Yaoundé is located in Cameroon
Central Hospital of Yaoundé
Location Yaoundé, Cameroon
Coordinates 3°52′17″N 11°30′37″E / 3.8714°N 11.5104°E / 3.8714; 11.5104Coordinates: 3°52′17″N 11°30′37″E / 3.8714°N 11.5104°E / 3.8714; 11.5104
Hospital type General
Beds 650
Founded 1933
Website www.hopitalcentral.org/nouveau/
Lists Hospitals in Cameroon

The Central Hospital of Yaoundé (In French, Hôpital Central de Yaoundé - HCY) is a hospital in the city of Yaoundé, Cameroon founded in 1933.[1] It is Cameroon’s largest hospital.[2] Simon Pierre Tchoungui (1916-1997), the former prime minister of East Cameroun, was medical superintendent of the hospital in 1960 before being appointed Minister of Health in 1961.[3]

The hospital was originally a day facility, but since has gone through several structural changes and now offers 24/7 care. Treatment of HIV/AIDS is one of the main programs, with the day hospital following about 12,000 people who are living with HIV and 3,600 who have ARV treatment.[1] The hospital is one of the two teaching hospitals in Yaoundé, the other being the University Teaching Hospital of Yaounde. A study of births at these two hospitals between 2002 and 2007 showed increasing frequency of triple pregnancies due to use of fertility treatments.[4]

Each year the hospital conducts over 300 surgeries and assists with thousands of births.[5] The hospital has the busiest trauma center in the city. A study of admission records in 2007 showed a total of 6,274 trauma patients admitted to the emergency ward. Of these, 71% were male, with a mean age of 29 years. 60% of the injuries were from traffic accidents and 22.5% were from assault. Based on the catchment area, this is a high rate of injury.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Overview". Central Hospital of Yaoundé. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  2. ^ "Yaoundé". Health[e]Foundation. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  3. ^ DeLancey, Mark D.; Mbuh, Rebecca Neh (30 April 2010). Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon. Scarecrow Press. p. 360. ISBN 978-0-8108-5824-4. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  4. ^ E. Nkwabong; Foumsou Lhagadang; R. Mbu; P. N. Nana; L. Kouam; P. C. Ngassa (2011). "Triple Gestations in Two University Teaching Hospitals in Yaounde, Cameroon". Clinics in Mother and Child Health. Ashdin Publishing. 8. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  5. ^ VICTORINE BIY (30 December 2010). "Cameroon: Yaounde Central Hospital - Excellence Rewarded". Cameroon Tribune. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  6. ^ Juillard C, Etoundi Mballa GA, Bilounga Ndongo C, Stevens KA, Hyder AA (January 2011). "Patterns of injury and violence in Yaoundé Cameroon: an analysis of hospital data". World J Surg. 35 (1): 1–8. doi:10.1007/s00268-010-0825-5. PMID 21046382.