Strengthening Essential Emergency Care for Neonatal Obstetrics

Reducing mortality among children under five and pregnant women in Cameroon.

Strengthening Essential Emergency Care for Neonatal Obstetrics

This project helps reduce mortality among children under five and pregnant women in selected health districts in Cameroon by improving accessibility to and the quality of maternal health services and by implementing emergency care in the field of essential neonatal obstetrics.

Following the recommendations of the mid-term review of the Cameroon-UNICEF cooperation program, UNICEF is providing support for the implementation of Accelerated Strategy for Survival and Development of Young Children (ASSSDYC) in the northern region and strengthening existing achievements in the area of Adamawa. This strategy forms part of Cameroon’s national health plan.

To meet local challenges and problems, the program actions will focus on:

  • Strengthening health facilities as the base for community activities.
  • Health education for communities by strengthening community participation.
  • Training/capacity building of health professionals.
  • Access to care for those in the most isolated areas to ensure an equity strategy.
  • Better support for women by raising awareness and documenting best health and protection practices.

This program is based on a community approach focused on improving access to healthcare at all levels of the health system and for all peoples, especially the most isolated.


  • Sanofi

    Goods Supplier
    Canada | Staff size: Unknown

    Sanofi S.A. is a French multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Paris, France, the world's fourth-largest by prescription sales. Sanofi engages in the research and development,...

  • Cameroon Association for Social Marketing (ACMS)

    Goods Supplier
    Cameroon | Staff size: Unknown

    PSI/Cameroon (ACMS) is an affiliate and platform of Population Services International, with programs in malaria, reproductive health, child survival, safe water, diarrhea, and HIV prevention and...

  • Cameroon Ministry of Public Health

    Cameroon | Staff size: Unknown

    The Ministry of Public Health in Cameroon is responsible for the maintenance of all public health services. Many missionaries maintain health and leprosy centers.

    The government is...

  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's...

  • Social and Industrial Foodservice Institute

    Russian Federation | Staff size: 26-50

    The Social and Industrial Foodservice Institute (SIFI), a non-profit, non-governmental organization, was established in 2004 to study the problems of catering services in various sectors and...

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Key Information

LocationCentral Africa, Cameroon
  • Start Date 2012