Parliamentarians in Cameroon have been urged to take necessary measures in preventing the death of mothers, children and newborn babies

Parliamentarians in Cameroon have been urged to take necessary measures in preventing the death of mothers, children and newborn babies.

The call was made by the Minister of Public Health, Andre Mama Fouda at a seminar which aimed at sensitizing Parliamentarians on the means to combat maternal, newborn and child mortality in Cameroon.

The sensitization seminar was chaired on Wednesday November 29, by the first Vice President of the National Assembly, Hon. Hilarion Eton at the House Chamber of the National Assembly.

The discussion, presentations and resolutions centered on the situation and strategies for combating maternal, neonatal and infant-juvenile mortality, its challenges, perspectives and the overall role of Parliamentarians in fighting or reducing the death rate in these age groups.

The result of a survey on the fight against malaria was presented by the campaign to fight against Malaria, Malaria No More. According to its statistics, Malaria is the number killer of children below the age of 5 years. In a bid to help solve this problem, Malaria No More mounted exhibition stands in front of the House Chamber to sensitize the MPs and Cameroonians on the methods to prevent Malaria.

Speaking at the seminar, the Public Health Minister noted that these Parliamentarians have a greater role to play in this fight. He subsequently charged them to take their responsibilities in their respective constituencies.

Andre Mama Fouda asked the MPs to work in collaboration with his Ministry and other key actors involved to apply the various methods to ensure the safety of our leaders of tomorrow.