Cameroon is ranked 18th among the 20 countries in the world with second largest contributor to the under-five and maternal mortality rate in the world. Many poor women and girls in Cameroon experience difficulties accessing quality health care services especially pregnant women. This project is aimed at equipping one of the micro-clinics of Unite for health foundation to provide access to safe delivery facility to the people of Elumdem, an underserved community in the center region of Cameroon.
Many women living in rural communities do not have access to basic reproductive health services especially pregnant women. Most pregnant women in the community of Elumdem in the center region of Cameroon deliver with the aid of traditional birth attendants due to lack of health facilities. Unite for health Foundation has therefore set up a micro-clinic in this community to provide basic health needs to the population
setting up and equipping the maternity section of the unite for health foundation micro-clinic in this community will greatly enhance safe delivery by pregnant women in this community and will henceforth reduce the number of women who die during the process of giving birth because they are not added to by trained health personnel. It will also enable unite for health foundation to improve on its reproductive health package to the local community including prenatal and post natal care services.
The long term impact of this project is that the women in this community will in the long run abandone the practice of giving birth at the homes of traditional birth attendance and will embrace medical care at our micro-clinic hence the rate of maternal mortality will be reduced significantly. This will also reduce the number of neonatal deaths due to poor delivery services.