Globalminder Cameroon Safe Birthing Program’s main objective is to reduce maternal mortality in the North West and South west regions of Cameroon, through providing women with their fundamental right to reproductive health care. Globalminder Cameroon is providing birthing kits to health facilities that are struggling to meet the demand of the population. Globalminder Cameroon want to provide each of the health centers with up to 50 kits a month to make up for supply
As many as 17 women die due to labor complications in Uganda daily due to the lack of adequate reproductive healthcare. In the North West and south west region, rising fertility rates, and a higher than average maternal mortality ratio of 40 deaths per 100,000 births, compounds their health burden. With the return of internal displaced persons from Anglophone war with the Cameroon government conflict, the health system in the two Anglophone regions has become overburdened and reproductive health services have suffered.
While birthing kits are provided by the Cameroon government, health centers are not always provided with enough kits to meet the demands of their patients. This means that not every woman is provided with a kit upon entering the health center for delivery causing some women to have to pay for supplies or give birth in unsanitary conditions. Globalminder Cameroon seeks to alleviate this by providing birthing kits to each center to create a “buffer” to ensure all women have access to sanitary birthing conditions.
Globalminder Cameroon is confident that the success of our program will elicit a systemic change to women’s access to healthcare in Anglophone Regions in Cameroon. We can build robust constituencies for social change, mobilizing and support for maternal healthcare to other areas in Cameroon, and to expand our efforts to help bring about lasting change to the regions