By Ngenwie S. A

Elizabeth Regina Mundi one of three appointed Senators of the North West Region has reaffirmed her determination to reduce maternal mortality in the country by donating delivery kits to the Nkwen Sub Divisional Medicalized Centre popularly referred to as PMI Nkwen despite the upgrading. 

The Senator of the Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement CPDM made the donation of caesarean section kits, circumcision kits, delivery kits and others August 24 as part of a project to address the perennial problem of maternal mortality facing most health facilities in Cameroon.  
 
Senator Elizabeth Regina Mundi with PMI Nkwen staff (Photo Credit: The Focus 237)

Despite the closeness of PMI Nkwen to her home, Senator Regina Mundi however told the press that her decision to start the project was because the facility is the oldest mother and child care center in the NW region. 


While visiting the different departments of the  hospital like the antenatal unit, delivery room and post natal sections, she witnessed workers on duty, interacted and hand gifts to pregnant women, nursing mothers and their babies, while encouraging everyone to be keen to the instructions of health personnel.


On why the project, Senator Regina Mundi noted “Maternal death is one of the saddest things you can think about. There is no reason that at this age any child should grow up not knowing how the face of his/her mother looks”.


According to her, maternal health is a right. “We have got to understand that maternal health is a human right issue and everyone has a right to be healthy, to have a healthy baby but that is not happening at the level we expected”. She said
About her concern in maternal and infant health, Senator Regina Mundi explained that it had been an age long interest and dream to reduce birth related deads.


“I have been interested in this area for a long time and as a senator that is one of the areas where I will one to push for reforms. I will want to see that the government continues to increase efforts in trying to eradicate maternal death and also to be able to sensitize society so that the public should know their place in the reduction of maternal deaths” she stated



 “Today we are grateful to our mother who has come to honour us not only to see what we are doing here but support what we are doing with the vision of fighting against maternal and infant mortality, I think that these kits that have been given to us are going to solve a big problem” Chief Medical Officer of the hospital, Dr. Iwu David Emeka
 


Derick BAKAH

Derick BAKAH

Bakah Derick is a Broadcast Presenter and Multimedia specialist with focus on sharing with the rest of the world the daily happenings in the Northwest Region of Cameroon. You can contact us on +237 675460750 or debakah2004@gmail.com.

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