- Submitted by: Cameroon
- Topic: Health and population
- Keywords: Education and training; Health and population; Youth and Women
- Location: Cameroon
- Date of completion:
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- This voluntary initiative came from Every Woman Every Child
Cameroon commits to implement and expand the Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Africa (CARMMA)
Description/achievement of initiativeCameroon commits to implement and expand the Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Africa (CARMMA), re-establish midwifery training to train 200 midwives a year, and pilot a performance-based financing and a voucher system in order to promote access to maternal and child care services. Cameroon further commits to increase the contraception prevalence from 14% to 38%; the proportion of HIV+ pregnant women access to antiretrovirals from 57% to 75%; and the vaccine coverage from 84% to 93%. Cameroon will increase to 60% the proportion of health facilities offering integrated services; increase to 50% the proportion of women with access to Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC) services; offer free malaria care to children under 5; ensure free availability of mosquito-treated nets to every family; increase funding to paediatric HIV/AIDS; strengthen health information systems management and integrated disease surveillance.
Implementation methodologiesCameroon will expand the CARMMA and re-establish midwifery training. Cameroon will also increase the proportion of health facilities offering integrated services coverage, increase funding to paediatric HIV/AIDS. For additional information, please refer to the deliverables.