The minister of Women’s Empowerment and the Family and SOGOC lay the foundation for collaboration in advocating for women’s reproductive health rights
Cameroon is a country in Central Africa with a population of approximately 19 million and a surface area of 475,440 km. Women of childbearing age make up 23% of the total population and the maternity death rate is around 406 cases per 100,000 live births and infant mortality stands at 74%2. Les femmes en âge de procréer représentent 23% de la population totale et le taux de décès dû aux maternités s’élève à environ 669 cas pour 100.000 naissances vivantes et une mortalité infantile qui s’élève à 74%.
The government of Cameroon, through the Ministry of Public Health, has worked over the years to reduce maternal mortality in the country. Their efforts have borne fruit, especially with recent statistics showing that maternal mortality has decreased from 782 deaths per 100,000 live births to 406 deaths per 100,000 live births (DHS V, 2012-2018)..
SOGOC will collaborate with the Cameroon government (Ministry of Public Health and other ministries), health related institutions both public and private partners in reproductive health (national, international), civil society and the community in order to optimize the standard of practice in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Cameroon.
A Cameroon where optimum reproductive health (RH) care will be available, accessible and affordable to all.
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