Nehsuh Alongifor wrote about the urgent need for action on maternal mortality in Cameroon
Maternal mortality continues to escalate in most African countries and the target to reduce maternal deaths and ensure universal access to family planning services is far from being met. Cameroon is no exception; according to different national demographic and health surveys, even with the rising prevalence of modern contraception, maternal mortality hasincreased over the years with 430 per 100,000 live births in 1991 to 430 in 1998, 669 in 2004, and 782 in 2011. Despite relatively high number of women who show up for antenatal check-ups in Cameroon, there is an ever-increasing maternal mortality ratio and pregnancy outcomes remain inadequate. Read the full post here.