CBR Workers to Reach More PWDs Using New Bikes

 Written by Fru Rita Ngum  Movement into the hinterlands has been very challenging for Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) field workers who have had to brave long distances and very bad roads to offer services to Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). To make their work more effective, the field workers have been using motorbikes to get to these hard-to-reach communities. They have been using the same bikes for the past five years. Moses Jab, CBR field worker for Donga Matung Division, tells me that over time the motorbikes depreciated and were no…

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CBC Health Services Addresses Rising Incidence of NCDs in Cameroon

Knowing your Numbers Ensures that one is within Recomended Range.

By Peter Tah & Olives Akem Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) have now become a great public health concern globally. The World Health Organization (WHO) says NCDs mainly cancers, cardiovascular diseases (such as heart attacks and stroke), chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes kill 40 million people each year and accounts for a whopping 70% of all global deaths. NCDs are generally thought to be major public health problems only in developed countries. However, the reality is different. NCDs disproportionately affect people in low- and middle-income countries where more than three quarters…

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Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services (CBCHS) has partnered with Mildmay Institute of Health and Social Sciences to run work based modular courses at the CBC Regional Training Centre for Excellence in Mutengene. Mildmay is a specialist Health Care and Training centre situated on Entebbe Road, at Lweza, South of Kampala, Uganda and accredited as an institution of higher learning by the Ugandan National Council for Higher Education.  The courses are offered on a modular basis and candidates do not need to resign from their jobs. Depending on the number of…

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