CAMEROON – The Society of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians of Cameroon launches three-year project “Advocacy for Comprehensive Abortion Care” in Yaoundé

The vision of the project is in line with the directives of the Ministry of Public Health. Unsafe abortion was identified as a leading cause of maternal mortality. The Government acknowledged they need the support of collaborators like SOGOC and others dealing in sexual reproductive health, so as to combat maternal deaths.

CAMEROON – Medications easily bought from illegal street sellers, including misoprostol

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

CAMEROON – Abortions from rape on the rise in Cameroon’s conflict zone

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

CAMEROON – Every woman has a story: this is the story of my life, my choice, my right

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.

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