IQ Research Journal-Open Access-ISSN:2790-4296

The Various Types Of Maternal Child Health Statistics Use To Display Data In Sohdecam Health Services Cameroon.



Authors: Didier Kheambo. Paper Title: The Various Types Of Maternal Child Health Statistics Use To Display Data In Sohdecam Health Services Cameroon.

IQ Research Journal of IQ res. j. (2022)1(2): pp 01-07. Vol. 001, Issue 002, 02-2022, pp. 0696-0703
Received: 26 02, 2022; Accepted: 26 02, 2022; Published: 27 02, 2022


According to an International Organization, “Neonatal period is the most vulnerable time for a child survival”. Children face the highest risk of dying in their first month of life at an average global rate of 17 deaths per 1000 live births in 2019. Globally, 2.4 million children died in the 1st month of life in 2019, approximately 6700 neonatal deaths every day [1].
Cameroon, a country situated in Central Africa is among the countries with the highest maternal mortality level at 782 maternal deaths per 100.000 live births in Sub Sahara Africa. In addition, it has been reported that each day in Cameroon, there are 12 – 13 cases of maternal mortality [2]. In 2018, the under five mortality rate for Cameroon was 76.1 deaths per 1000 live births [3]. The above statistics showed how alarming is the situation of mother and child health in Cameroon. Maternal and child statistics are therefore important because through these figures, we can plan to end preventable
deaths among all women and children and greatly take important measures to improve their health and well being. Providing a biopsycho-social care to the mother contributes to her ability to provide in return proper care to the newborn. In this paper, formulas were used to present the statistics applied in SOHDECAM health services followed by a logical explanation to back each statistical activity. Recommendations were given to the management of SOHDECAM to extend the maternal and child health statistics to other aspect like, bed turnover rate average, bed turnover interval, average length of stay,
cost of services, the measurement of patient satisfaction to care and efficacy in order to make SOHDECAM statistics more comprehensive. These adjustments will therefore meet global innovations.