When bringing a new life into the world risks taking another, even old traditions have to adopt new ways.
But will the country be able to half its maternal mortality ratio by 2030 - in time to achieve its sustainable development goal?
Competent, compassionate care during labour and delivery is good for the dignity of mothers-to-be – and for their chance of survival.
Girls who are forced into early marriage are abused and denied access to contraception.
Solar power, solar electricity and mobile technology are helping to reduce the rate of maternal mortality in Cameroon.