Setting up a MDSR system in Cameroon

One of our network reports from Cameroon where progress is underway to set up a MDSR system. Read more below!

A MDSR system is currently being set-up in Cameroon, reports Dr Seidou Moluh who is one of the network members from this country. A workshop brought together 40 participants – obstetricians-gynaecologists, paediatricians, epidemiological surveillance actors, and government representatives – from all parts of Cameroon in Douala in November 2013.

The workshop set the ground for building an effective MDSR system in the country and explored different methods for conducting maternal death reviews. It was decided that the pre-existing Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response will be adapted and used for the surveillance of maternal deaths as well. We look forward to hearing more on how this progresses in Cameroon!