Educational empowerment on reproductive health (working name) is an idea being born. The idea is to create a collaboration of people to improve reproductive health and maternal health in Cameroon. The collaboration is comprised of health professionals, volunteers to educate and employees to keep the program sustainable. Volunteers will be young people who can empower their peers by educating them on gender equality, reproductive health and contraception. Health officials will be responsible for disseminating information on reproductive health, contraceptives and abortions to other health professionals. Employees will manage the program and see to the information is recycled with new research discoveries and new information from international agencies. Employees will also recruit new health professionals and volunteers to keep the program going, recruitment will be in different locations every four months or so. The collaboration is based on creating a knowledge network that will eventually disseminate into the community. By creating knowledge, raising awareness and motivation the future will be that reproductive health will be integrated into the health care system fully and young people will be aware of reproductive health and how to steer clear from unwanted pregnancies.
It is my hope that a program of this size that start small and builds momentum will in the future reduce maternal mortality rate and improve maternal health.