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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CBC Health Services Instills Hope for Cancer Kids

Partners posing with survivors & kids on treatment on ICCD

By Peter Tah & Olives Akem Childhood cancer survivors joined the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services (CBCHS) and her partners in cancer care to commemorate the 2018 International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) on February 15. ICCD is global collaborative campaign to raise awareness about childhood cancers, express support for children and adolescents with cancer and their families and the survivors too.

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