"The Shadow Report" is an approach to present additional or alternative information or assessment to the official report on the implementation of the Global Funds grants in Cameroon. The approach was initiated by FOR IMPACTS IN SOCIAL HEALTH in partnership with 20 community organizations trained and engaged in the independent monitoring (Watchdogs) of GF in Cameroon.
The first edition of our « Shadow Report » was based on Tuberculosis grant N° CMR-910-G09-T between January and June 2015. 16 community observers in 08 of the 10 Regions of Cameroon interrogated 480 final beneficiaries at the Tuberculosis Treatment Hospital on the effectiveness of the said intervention and has questioned 07 indicators from the official report. At the end, the «Shadow Report» revealed an effective program, but with a weak community response. In reality, the Tuberculosis program based its main strategy on passive detection of patients contrary to active detection as recommended by the new Global Strategic TB Plan. This could imply a strong community involvement as recommended by WHO « Engage TB » Tuberculosis program based its main strategy on passive detection of patients contrary with active detection as recommended by the new Global Strategic TB Plan 2016-2020.