Landry Kouam, a pharmacist in Baham (West) and a member of the Collective of Pharmacists of Cameroon, decided to film himself playing the role of a customer seeking medicines in different parts of Cameroon with a small, discreet camera placed in a button of his shirt. His aim was to collect evidence on the illegal sale of drugs in shops and markets, but he visited hospital pharmacies as well. Many Cameroonian merchants, he said, appear … Continued
A new study confirms rape has become a weapon of war in Cameroon’s separatist conflict, and many victims are terminating pregnancies with crude, unsafe abortion techniques. The study was carried out by the Rural Women’s Center for Education and Development, who are keeping track of at least 300 school-age girls from the Northwest region who became pregnant as a result of rape, either from suspected separatist fighters or government soldiers. One of them, a 16-year-old, … Continued
Everyone has the right to quality reproductive healthcare services and facilities. This is enshrined in the United Nations #UDHR, #ICPD_PoA, #MaputoProtocol. Yet, women & girls’ access to these rights, particularly their access to safe abortion, is often faced with barriers, legally and or socio-culturally.