FALCOH Foundation has a mission to promote access to quality health care services to the disadvantaged groups and persons, especially in fragile settings. The armed conflict in the two Anglophone regions of Cameroon has compromised access to, and quality of maternal and child health services for internally displaced (IDP) pregnant women and girls whose livelihoods have been destroyed and hopes for survival shattered by the prevailing wave of insecurity in the North and South West regions. .
In response to the cry for help from these vulnerable displaced pregnant women and girls, FALCOH via the Marie-Pierre Maternal and Child Health Program (MMCHP) partnered with seven (07) health facilities located in Limbe and Buea health districts namely; Idenau sub Divisional hospital (CMA Idenau), Limbe sub Divisional hospital (CMA Limbe), FALCOH Medical Centre (FMC), Bakingili Integrated Health Centre (IHC), Batoke IHC, CMA Ekona and Solidarity Hospital in the South West Region (SWR). These facilities were charged to provide effective, safe, person-centred and timely antenatal care (ANC), delivery and immediate post-partum care services to all registered IDP pregnant women and girls in their respective catchment communities. Each health facility was allowed to register a maximum of five IDP pregnant women (phase I) who met the criteria for eligibility set by FALCOH.
Following 24 months of implementation, a total of 30 pregnant women have been enrolled into the MMHP, including two 16-year-old twin sisters who were followed up and support by the program through ANC to safe delivery. We have supported the delivery of 25 babies, and 5 pregnancies expecting delivery. All 30 women/girls have benefitted from mental health/psychosocial trauma healing counselling through this program.
Financial support has been from Marie Pierre, whose support has sustained this program through individual contribution and crowd fundraising.
- Laboratory investigation
- Obstetric Ultrasound/echography
- Provision of material and supplies for birth (extreme cases)
- Economic empowerment/support (extreme cases)
Medical care during pregnancy and immediate post-partum
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