Sisterspeak237 Embarks on "Access to Maternal Health" Campaign with SOGOC.

CEO Sisterspeak237

In Cameroon, about 30% of maternal deaths are due to complications of unsafe abortions. Though the Cameroon penal code allows abortion when a woman is raped or if the pregnancy endangers her life, such women still cannot have timely access to the service. The cumbersome procedures which the women have to undergo before they can be considered qualified for the service is a real bottleneck.

It is on this basis that Sisterspeak237 started the "Access to Maternal Health" Campaign to respond to this need, in partnership with the Society of Gynaecologists- SOGOC, breaking all these barriers and cause safe abortion than for this practice to continue to prevail in secrecy.

Kiven Brenda, Reporter with The Guardian Post

Leocadia Bongben, Reporter with BBC

Professor Emeritus Robert J.I  Leke, President of SOGOC

Persons from different works of life have decided to embark in this campaign, believing that by add their voices, more attention will be given to women with Marternal Health complications.

Complications of pregnancy are health problems that occur during pregnancy. They can involve the mother’s health, the baby’s health, or both. Some women have health problems that arise during pregnancy, and other women have health problems before they become pregnant, that could lead to complications. It is very important for women to receive health care before and during pregnancy to decrease the risk of pregnancy complications.

Viban Jude, National President CAMASEJ

Njodzefe Nestor, Publisher Humanitarian Watch

Miki neville Crtv radio

The Campaign has as goal to;
- Trigger reflections about the need to act urgently and so reduce maternal deaths linked to unsafe abortion
- Create Awareness and increased sensitization about the dangers of unsafe abortion.

Ambe Macmillan, Freelance NW

Mbinglo Gilles Yumo.
Assistant Lecturer ASMAC. 

Comfort Musa CEO of Sisterspeak237 says
She will be using the media to push forth the agenda on Maternal Health Matters.

"Through out this national campaign, we are engaging and disemminating key messages through 10 newspapers, three tv stations, ten radio stations , bloggers and health workers".

Unsafe abortions is a public health concern in Cameroon and it is very common with the younger generation and even Women. Common Marternal Health Conditions or problems experienced during pregnancy are;

-Urinary tract Infections
-Mental Health Conditions
-Diabetes during pregnancy
-Obesity and weight gain
-Infections; HIV, Hepatitis,STDs

There is need for women and girls to have quick access to health service, once they have health complications.

By Ndefru Mélanie


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