Cameroon Progress Update: Implant Distribution Increases at Public Health Facilities

Can we help you find something?
Advocacy & Awareness
Beyond 2020
Contraceptive Security
ECHO Study
FP in Humanitarian Settings
Financing
Innovation
Policy and Enabling Environment
Rights
Service Delivery & Quality
Young People
Commitment Maker
Country
Commitment Maker
Country
Cameroon Progress Update: Implant Distribution Increases at Public Health Facilities
Publication Date: 03/28/2016
  • A joint effort by the Government of Cameroon’s Department of Family Health/Ministry of Public Health, UNFPA, and the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc., has resulted in implant distribution in public health facilities increasing 3.7 times between 2013 and 2015.
  • Specifically, Cameroon’s central warehouse distributed 33,708 implants to public health facilities in 2015 compared to 9,063 implants two years before.
  • Various factors contributed to this increase: stronger forecasting; the procurement of sufficient buffer stock to gauge true consumption; an investment in targeted healthcare worker training; and strategic planning by the government, which enabled thousands more women to access contraceptive implants, helped reduce high levels of unmet need, and advanced progress toward Cameroon’s FP2020 commitments.
  • Historically, Cameroon’s chronic stock-outs of contraceptives, particularly implants, have contributed to a low CPR (16.1%) and high maternal mortality (720 deaths/100,000 live births).

Implant Distribution in Cameroon, 2013-2015

 

2013

2014

2015

Average Monthly Issues

755

2,185

2,809

Total Distribution

9,063

26,221

33,708

Tags
Commitment Maker:
News Category:
Source:
CHAI