Douala is Cameroon’s largest city and also the country’s financial capital, contributing more than 80 percent to the national earnings. In a previous exchange, Philadelphia CHOP doctors (Neonatology, Hematology, and Sickle cell Anemia division) and their counterparts at Hospital Laquintinie, Douala began monthly teleconferences to provide case consultations.
Douala’s deep-water port handles most of the country’s overseas trade. The countries’ major exports include oil, cocoa, coffee, timber, metals and fruits. Douala also houses breweries, textile factories, and palm-oil, soap, and food-processing plants. Other activities include boat and ship repair, railway engineering, and radio assembly.