The Women’s Health Program (WHP) of the CBC Health Services has launched a project dubbed “Addressing Barriers to Family Planning (FP) in Urban Slums in two cities of Cameroon”. The launch took place on August 7, 2019 at the CBCHS Resource Center in Yaounde.
This Project has as objective to strengthen the capacity of 30 existing Community Health Workers (CHW) to integrate Family Planning (FP) Services in their routine community activities within urban slums in the cities of Yaounde and Douala in Cameroon by January 2020. The project has been granted by the United Nations Foundation (FF 2020 RRM), a global partnership that supports the rights of women and girls to decide freely and for themselves whether, when and how many children they want to have.
Launching the Project in an event which brought together all its stakeholders, the Director of CBC Health Services, Prof. Tih, called on CBCHS WHP Supervisor, Mrs. Manjuh Florence to get the team working while stressing on the limited time for its implementation to be used effectively and attain the required results.
It is hoped that by the end of the training project, the knowledge and skills of 30 CHWs and 22 FP providers on the provision of different FP methods/techniques on evidence-based information and counseling will be increased. This will consequently increase access to FP information, services and supplies for women and girls living in urban slums in the cities of Yaounde and Douala.