Areas of intervention

MEDICAL SERVICES PROVISION
The medical component of the Program focuses on improving access to quality medical care at all levels. From 2009 to 2012, 212,037 persons accessed the program’s medical services both at institution and community level: Our medical partner projects provide Eye Care, ENT, Orthopedic, Low Vision, Physiotherapy, Procurement and Rehabilitation services.

  1. EYE CARE SERVICES

A wide range of high quality yet affordable eye care services are provided by competent ophthalmic personnel in the Banso and Mbingo Baptist Hospitals led by ophthalmologists. From 2009 to 2012, 141,837 persons accessed our eye care services for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of sight. Services provided include:

  • Daily consultations
  • Varied Eye Surgeries including cataract, glaucoma, trachoma and other eye blinding conditions  
  • Community eye screening
  • Glass repairs and adjustments
  • Complete contact lens services

Besides generally provided services within eye care programs, specialized services include:

  • Uveitis Eye Care
  • Paediatric Eye Care
  • Retinal Eye Care

The only Retinal care service provider in Cameroon operates within the CBC Health Services thanks to the SEEPD Program. This sub specialty takes care of the inflammation and detachment of the retina.

Staffing Situation
The Eye Care Services in the Mbingo and Banso Baptist Hospitals has a staff strength of 29 comprising of 3 Ophthalmologists, 5 Ophthalmic Medical Assistants, 3 Assistant Ophthalmic Medical Assistants, 2 Ophthalmic Nurses, 2 Low Vision Therapists, 4 Ophthalmic Auxiliaries, 3 Ward Auxiliaries, 2 Pharmacy Attendants, 2 Ophthalmic Technicians, 2 Statisticians, and 2 Drivers.

  1. ORTHOPAEDIC SERVICES

These services are provided by competent orthopaedic personnel in the Mbingo Baptist Hospital, Banso Baptist Hospital and SAJOCAH, Bafut led by an orthopaedic surgeon. From 2009 t0 2012, 20,780 persons accessed orthopaedic services to prevent, treat, and rehabilitate bones. Services provided include;

  1. Daily consultations
  2. Surgeries on trauma from falls, accidents, sports injuries, malformations like bow legs, knock knees, poorly positioned knees etc
  3. Physiotherapy
  4. Community sensitization through community Field workers and volunteers
  5. Provision of prosthesis or artificial limbs

Bone fractures (cracks or breaks in a bone) need protection from re-injury and infection during the process of healing. In some cases, a non-union may arise if a bone fracture or other bone trauma does not heal correctly.
If infection occurs, the result may be a deformity and/or complete failure for the bone ends to mend. Treatment for these types of bone infections is highly specialized and must be tailored to address the problems inherent to each, individual wound and patient.
Staffing Situation
The orthopaedic services in the Mbingo Baptist Hospital has a staff strength of 21 comprising of 1 orthopaedic surgeon, 3  orthopaedic scrub nurses, 12 orthopaedic nurses, and 5 orthopaedic clinical officers .

  1. PHYSIOTHERAPY SERVICES

Comprehensive and efficient physiotherapy services are offered in Mbingo and Banso Baptist Hospitals and SAJOCAH, Bafut by competent physiotherapy personnel led by a Physiotherapist. From 2009 to 2012, 50,607 persons accessed our physiotherapy services for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of physiotherapy complications. These services comprise;

  1. Daily consultations
  2. Treatment/Interventions
  3. Habilitation and rehabilitation,
  4. Health/Education talks,
  5. Community screening and visits
  6. Physiotherapy exercises

Although stroke is a disease of the brain, it can affect the entire body. The effects of a stroke range from mild to severe and can include paralysis, problems with thinking, problems with speaking, and emotional problems. Patients may also experience pain or numbness after a stroke
However, you need to recognize the symptoms of a stroke and get to a hospital quickly. Getting early treatment can prevent .

Staffing Situation
The Program PT partners have dynamic PT teams comprising of a total of 48 staff in SAJOCAH, MBH and BBH. (1 physiotherapist, 21 senior PT assistants, 13 PT assistants, 3 senior PT aids, and 10 prosthetic& orthopaedic technicians).

  1. EAR NOSE AND THROAT (ENT) SERVICES

Comprehensive ear nose and throat services led by an ENT surgeon are offered by competent ENT personnel in the Mbingo Baptist Hospital. From 2011 to 2012, 10,006 of people have accessed ENT services to prevent, treat, or rehabilitate people with ear, nose, and throat diseases.  These services consist of;

  1. Daily consultations
  2. Community ear screening
  3. Ear cleaning
  4. Removal of foreign bodies
  5. Hearing assessment and management
  6. Patient education
  7. Surgery, pre and post-operative care

Hearing loss results from problems with the ear canal, ear drum, or middle ear and its little bones (the malleus, incus, and stapes).
Hearing loss is also due to Malformation of outer ear, ear canal, or middle ear structure, fluid in the middle ear from colds, ear infection, allergies, perforated eardrum, impacted earwax, infection in the ear canal, foreign body in the ear
Irrespective of the above causes, hearing loss or deafness can be prevented by seeking early medical intervention. Ear problems can either be treated with medicine or through surgery, depending on the disease process.

Staffing Situation
The ENT department in Mbingo Baptist Hospital started in September 2010 with one surgeon following the increasing number of patients in need of ear, nose and throat services. The Staff strength is presently five (one Surgeon and 4 ENT Nurse Specialists), with two consultation rooms, a treatment room and a sound proof room.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *