The Minister of Public Health, Andre Mama Fouda presided few days ago in Yaounde, the ceremony of medical supplies of donated stethoscopes as a way of support for the campaign to accelerate the reduction of maternal mortality and infant and child (CARMMA) by the Ubipharm Foundation.
Andre Mama Fouda praised the public-private partnership for the health of mother and child. He thanked the Foundation based in Burkina Faso for the gift of ten incubators that will help strengthen appropriate awareness and effective care of sick newborns in hospitals.
The CARMMA was implemented during the period from 2011 to 2013 and preceded by the establishment of the National Multisectoral fight against maternal and child mortality (PLMI). Neonatal mortality, i.e to say that concerning babies less than one month remains quite high (28 deaths per 1,000 live births in Cameroon). This means that about 50% of all deaths before the age of one year actually occur in the month after birth.
The Ubipharm group was born over 25 years of the will of African pharmacists to better control and better secure the drug supply chain in francophone sub-Saharan Africa. The Group consists today of 14 companies in 11 countries in West and Central Africa.