Cameroon partners with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to increase the number of births assisted by skilled health personnel across the country. The program aims to bring the rate from 69% to 72% in 2022-25.
"We want zero preventable maternal mortality, zero gender-based violence and harmful practices, and zero unmet need for family planning. Social behavior change is going to be very important in this new phase," says Argentina Matavel Piccin, the new UNFPA regional director for West and Central Africa, who has just completed her first mission to Cameroon. The UN diplomat believes that "innovative solutions" applicable in the Cameroonian environment should be taken into account to achieve the expected results. The partners also plan to make modern methods of contraception more accessible to women and girls.
The results of the 2018-2020 collaboration program between Cameroon and UNFPA were presented during a meeting held in Yaoundé last October 7.