Starting a Pharmacy In Cameroon Is The Easiest Way To Be Rich

 The Pharmacy sector in Cameroon is very lucrative, and people who realize this are doing great business with huge returns. People will always buy medicine daily, no matter what.

Initially, you needed a medical or pharmacy background to set up a chemist in Cameroon. Not anymore. Anyone can set up a chemist, provided they get someone with the knowledge in the field to run and manage it. It is as simple as that.

Starting A Pharmacy In Cameroon - The Requirements and Procedure

Starting A Pharmacy In Cameroon - The Requirements

The requirements you must have are as follows:

  1. You must have a registered business as a sole proprietorship, company, or partnership.
  2. You will be required to present Academic certificates of pharmaceutical Technologists who will take care of the business.
  3. You will also be required to get the Enrollment certificate from the Pharmacy and Poison Board of Cameroon.
  4. Be of Cameroonian nationality. You can also provide an agreement of reciprocity between Cameroon and the country of origin.
  5. Have a professional indemnity insurance policy.
  6. Have a letter of release.

At the same time, your pharmacy premise's equipment and business floor plan should be in place. The equipment is only needed if you will be carrying out the tests. But it is optional if your goal is just to sell medicine.

Suggested: List of Essential Drugs in Cameroon.

Steps to Setting up a Pharmacy in Cameroon


Know your market. If you need to gain the knowledge, get someone who has to help you out. It is not just about setting up and running. Know your market.

Write a Business plan.

Have a plan to guide you. This will help you remain on the cause and sell only what is required. For instance, do not sell abortion pills, however lucrative the business might be.


Make sure that you have all the required permits or licenses with you. The sector is delicate, and it deals with human life. You, therefore, need to be very careful.

Decide on the Location of the Pharmacy in Cameroon

Location matters a lot in the pharmaceutical industry. Do not set up your pharmacy where there is stiff competition. Look for a place that you will dominate. Near a public hospital will be a massive plus for you.


Please note that there is a slight difference between a chemist (small medicine store) and a pharmacy. A pharmacy is more sophisticated and needs more equipment. It is also more profitable. 

A chemist only deals with the sale of prescribed medicine, is easy to set up, and needs a small budget. It is profitable too.

Read Also: How to Become a Medical Doctor in Cameroon.

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