Pilot project to define a package of essential gynecological care integrated in a rural hospital. Akonolinga Cameroon


ASCRES Association de Soutien au Centres de Recherches, d’Enseignements et de Soins
CIRES, Centre International de Recherches, d’Enseignements et de Soins BP 11 Akonolinga, Cameroun

Health system impact

Health workforce: The full team was trained to conduct gynecological consultancy in the dedicated gynecology room.

Service delivery: An essential package of gynecological care, including protocols, has been developed and implemented. A team has been trained, a dedicated consultation room including a pharmacy has been established: it is now possible to detect and treat main causes of morbidity and mortality related to gynecological problems in Akonolinga hospital; 1210 consultations were conducted during ESTHER funding.

Scientific publications

Contribution to WHO/UNAIDS publication “No more neglect. Female genital schistosomiasis and HIV Integrating reproductive health interventions to improve women’s lives”, presented at ICASA 2019

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