About Us

The Cameroon Baptist Convention (CBC) Health Services is a Non-profit, Faith-based Healthcare Organization that offers holistic care to all as an expression of Christian love. Our team of over 4000 employees; Specialists, Doctors, Nurses, Administrators, Social Workers and other Support Staff respond to the health needs of people in both Urban and Rural underserved communities daily. Our services cover the entire country, with facilities in 7 of the 10 Regions of Cameroon, open 24/7 to provide holistic care to all. We maintain partnerships with National and International Organizations in providing care.

Our Vision

Quality Health Care to All

Mission Statement

The CBC Health Board seeks to assist in the provision of care to all, who need it as an expression of Christian love and as a means of witness, in order that they might be brought to God through Jesus Christ. Thus the Health Board shall provide exemplary health care with genuine compassion and with overriding purpose of evangelical witness.

About
Dr Mbome Njie Victor. CBC Health Services Board Chair

Dr Mbome Njie Victor. CBC Health Services Board Chair

Dr. Mbome is holder of a Diploma in Health Systems Management, a Master’s in Public Health, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Surgery.

He has across the years served as:

  • South West Regional Delegate of Public Health.
  • Lecturer at the Faculty of Health Sciences in the University of Buea (Teaches Head and Neck Anatomy to medical students, and Management Courses for MPH students).
  • Director of the Regional Hospital Buea.
  • Inspector of Services in the Ministry of Public Health, Yaounde.
  • Director of the Regional Hospital Limbe.
  • Medical Adviser of the Regional Hospital Limbe.
  • He has been a practicing Dental Surgeon since 1986.
 Dr. Tih Pius Muffih. Director of Health Services

Dr. Tih Pius Muffih. Director of Health Services

Dr. Tih Pius Muffih is from Cameroon and holds a Ph.D in Public Health and has functioned in different capacities including the post of Director of the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services, CBCHS – a large network of hospitals, HIV services, services for people with disabilities and other health related programs. Over the years, Pius has successfully led the CBCHS which is a vast and comprehensive health organization with close to 5,000 permanent staff.  He is a very reputable public health expert that has been at the forefront of several best public health practices in Cameroon and in other countries. Since 1982, Pius has developed CBC’s health services to assume international prominence. He has been at the forefront of the HIV and AIDS work in the CBC, Cameroon and the world since 1990 and currently the Director and Principal Investigator (PI) of the CDC/PEPFAR funded HIV–Free Project in Cameroon since 2011 during which the project covered four of the country’s 10 regions. During his leadership of the Socio-economic Empowerment of People with Disabilities (SEEPD) which covers 9 regions of Cameroon he has made contributions to previous SEEPD/CBR conferences in Africa and globally through the development and sharing of abstracts informed by CBCHS’ work with Development partners, people with disabilities, local and international partners. Pius is one of the founding member of the National Drug Procurement and Distribution Center, CENAME and served as its Board Chair for 5 years. He is current Board Chair of the Northwest Regional Fund for Health promotion, Board Chair of the National TB laboratory and member of the National Prevention of Mother To Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) Working Group in Cameroon. Pius is also member of many professional associations and an adjunct faculty of two universities – University of Boston, USA and University of Buea, Cameroon. Pius was recently promoted from Knight of the National Order to Officer of the National Order of Valor. He is also recipient of several international, national, and traditional awards. He has authored and co-authored many journal articles. Pius is married and father of six.

Scope

The Cameroon Baptist Convention (CBC) Health Services is a nonprofit, Faithbased healthcare organization, which started over 60 years ago in a small village (Mbem) in Donga/Mantung Division of the North West Province. It has over the years expanded into seven of Cameroon's 10 regions: Northwest, Southwest, Center, West, Adamawa, and Littoral. Services offered by the CBCHS range from village Primary Health Care to highly specialized hospital based care with an integration of other social services. It comprises 6 hospitals (2 of which are 250 bed hospitals), over 30 integrated Health Centers, over 50 primary Health Centers, Pharmaceutical procurement and distribution department, a Baptist Training School for Health Personnel (BTSHP), a Center for Clinical Pastoral Education and Social Services (CECPES), Services for People with Disabilities, among others. The CBC Health Services works in partnership with national and international governmental and nongovernmental health care organizations, and funding agencies in Africa and other parts of the world.

Brief History of the CBC Health Services

 The Baptists entered Cameroon in 1841 but did not start medical work until 1936. The medical ministry started at Mbem, North-West Region with Miss Edith Koppin as the first missionary nurse. In 1938, the second missionary nurse, Laura Reddig, joined her. The two of them carried out mobile clinics particularly in the Donga-Mantung area of the Region. The first Baptist Hospital in Cameroon, Banso Baptist Hospital (BBH), was opened in April 1949. Dr. Chaffee was the first missionary physician.  He and his wife served at BBH until 1973 when a fatal case of meningitis ended his service as a medical doctor and missionary. The medical ministry continued to expand.  The CBC medical work would grow to become the second-largest provider of health care services in Cameroon after the Government. It offers a range of quality health care services at both facility and community levels reaching millions of people in need of health care.

From the year the first health facility was opened at Mbem in 1936, Medical Committee Meetings came into existence as the highest decision making body for the medical work of the Baptists. The meetings of the Medical Committee continued until 1975 when the Medical Authority was born. The Cameroon Baptist Mission (CBM) at this point handed over the medical work to Cameroon Baptist Convention. The first meeting of the Medical Authority was held from 18-19 February, 1975 during which Dr. Jerry C. Fluth was appointed the first Medical Secretary.

The following names and titles have been used since the beginning of our medical work in Cameroon.  

  • Medical Committee (MC)
  • Executive Committee (EC)
  • Medical Authority (MA) - from 1975
  • MA changed to Medical Board (MB) in 1984
  • MB changed to Health Board (HB) in 1993
  • Health Department
  • Health Services

From the day the Medical Authority was formed in 1975 to date, the following have served as Board Secretary/Director: 

  1. Jerry C. Fluth : - 1975-1978,1979-1981,1991-1992 , 1997-1998
  2. Betty Mantay - - 1978 -1979, 1981 - 1984
  3. Clemence Auch ;- - 1984-1985
  4. Tih Pius Muffih : -1985-1990,1992- 1997, 1998-date

Hospitals

 

  1. Banso Baptist Hospital (BBH)
  2. Mbingo Baptist Hospital (MBH)
  3. Dunger Baptist Hospital (DBH), Mbem
  4. Baptist Hospital Mutengene (BHM)
  5. Mboppi Baptist Hospital Douala (MBHD)
  6. Baptist Hospital Banyo (BHB)
  7. Etougebe Baptist Hospital Yaounde (EBHY)
  8. Meskine Baptist Hospital, Maroua (MBHM)

Integrated Health Centers

 

  1. Akeh HC
  2. Allat HC
  3. Bafia-Muyuka HC
  4. Bafoussam HC
  5. Bangolan HC
  6. Bayangam HC
  7. Belo HC
  8. Bonaberi HC
  9. Ekondo Titi HC
  10. Ekounou (Ekoumdoum) HC
  11. Finkwi HC
  12. Jikijem HC
  13. Kouhouat HC
  14. Koussam HC
  15. Kribi HC
  16. Kumba HC
  17. Kwighe HC
  18. Lassin Baptist HC
  19. Mamfe Baptist HC
  20. Ndebaya Baptist HC
  21. Ndu Baptist HC
  22. Ngeptang HC
  23. Ngounso HC
  24. Nkoabang HC
  25. Nkwen HC
  26. Nwat HC
  27. Nyamboya HC
  28. Romkong HC
  29. Sabga HC
  30. Sarkibaka HC
  31. Tibati HC
  32. Voundou HC

 

Primary Health Centers

We run 54 Primary Health Centres (PHCs) in the North West, South West, Adamawa, and North Regions of Cameroon.

Education and Training

 

  • Baptist Institute of Health Sciences (BIHS) comprising:

   - Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS)

   - Christian Internal Medicine Specialisation (CIMS)

   - Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Residency

  • CBC Health Service’s Regional Training Centre for Excellence (RTC), Mutengene
  • Baptist Training School for Health Personnel (PTSHP), Banso
  • Centre for Clinical Pastoral Education and Social Services (CECPES)
  • Inclusive School and Sign Language Centre, Mbingo
  • Inclusive School and Braille Centre, Kumbo
  • Baptist Vocational Training Centre, Bamenda

RESEARCH

Public Health Research is promoted and coordinated by the Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Services and Programs

 

  • Life Abundant Primary Health Care (LAP)
  • Non Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control Program
  • Malaria Prevention and Control
  • AIDS Care and Prevention
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Oncology Services (Cancers)
  • Women’s Health Program
  • Services for Persons with Disabilities (SPD)
  • Nutrition Improvement Program
  • Education and Training Programs
  • Palliative Care
  • Psychosocial Services
  • Orthopaedic Services (Bone Surgeries)
  • Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Services
  • Eye Care Services.

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