Improving Access and Quality of Maternal Health Care for Pregnant Women in Cameroon

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Improving Access and Quality of Maternal Health Care for Pregnant Women in Cameroon

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Date: Yaoundé, April 11, 2024
Venue: Zoom (Register)
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

ThemeAssessing the Quality of Maternal Healthcare Services in Cameroon

 1. Background

Many Cameroonians lose their lives every day due to the inability to access healthcare services because of financial constraints. Additionally, the implementation of a health insurance system has encountered numerous challenges, preventing it from being a viable option for the population. In March 2016, Monique Koumatekel was one of those unfortunate victims. The 34-year-old pregnant woman underwent a surgical operation performed by a relative in a desperate attempt to rescue her twin unborn babies, after being denied adequate care in a public hospital by hospital staff. She died in the process. This shocking event sparked outrage across national and international public opinion. It is largely believed that Monique and her two unborn babies could have been rescued if they had received adequate medical attention.

Eight years after this tragic incident, women still die in the process of giving life due to medical negligence or inadequate medical attention. What could be the responsibilities of various stakeholders involved in the maternal health care chain of services? What improvements can we record in terms of quality of maternal health care chain of services since that unfortunate occurrence? What priority recommendations should be considered to minimize child bearing and delivery risks?

2. Objectives

The objective of this webinar is to assess the state of progress in the quality of maternal health care services in Cameroon. More precisely, we will:

  1. Appraise the feeling or perception of users of maternal health care services in Cameroon
  2. Identify and troubleshoot priorities challenging areas
  3. Make recommendations for systemic policy change for a more responsive system

3. Target audience

The target audience of this webinar includes users of maternal healthcare services, opinion leaders, media, policy and decision makers, civil society organizations (interest groups, pressure groups, etc.) international organizations interested and/or working in the field of maternal health care, medical practitioners care with a focus on pregnant women.

4. Event Format

The one-hour webinar will be articulated around two phases. The first phase will last for 40 minutes, during which a moderator will lead discussions with a panel of experts. The last twenty minutes will be dedicated for Q&A with participating panelists.

5. Panelists

  1. Alberts ZE, Lecturer University of Yaounde I, Researcher CAMERCAP-PARC
  2. Mr Christian Ngoube, Responsable des Programmes, Opa Ayen
  3. Ms Solange Dabou, Research Associate, Nkafu Policy Institute
  4. Ayukmba Nkonghonyor, Senior Communications Manager, DLFF (Moderator)

6. Expected outcome

At the end of this webinar, we would have attained the following results:

  1. Appraised the feeling or perception of users of maternal healthcare services in Cameroon
  2. Identified and troubleshot priority challenging areas
  3. Made recommendations for systemic policy change for a more responsive system

Contact: Javeline Claire Fenangi, [email protected]. Yaounde, Cameroon. Tel.: 654867254

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