Project Launch: 11-28-18
Unite for Health Foundation runs one of its micro-clinics in a community in the central region of Cameroon called Eloumden. This micro-clinic recently benefited from a grant from World Connect that was used to equip and set up the maternity and delivery room where expecting women can deliver safely. As soon as the project was completed, women starting coming in for delivery services and after about 10 successful deliveries conducted in less than a month from the start of this service, it was realized that most of the women had never attended an antenatal health visit at all during their pregnancy. Most of them complained of the long distance they had to cover to go to the nearest health facility that was offering this service and some were ignorant of the importance of going for antenatal checks during pregnancy. With this, the clinic decided to start offering an antenatal service every Tuesday and Friday so that pregnant women could come for their health checks as well as receive health education about their pregnancy. With the immediate challenge of not being able to conduct ultrasounds during their medical checks, the clinic seeks an ultrasound machine to continue to develop its antenatal services.