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Cameroon Baptist Convention (CBC) Health Services
Empowerment and Disability Inclusive Development (EDID) Program

“Rehabilitation Compass for Inclusion (RCI)” Project


Overall Objective

Improve Availability and Access to Quality Rehabilitation Services in Cameroon for children, youths and adults with disabilities through the training of professional rehabilitation workers in Physiotherapy (PT), Occupational Therapy (OT) and Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR).


15% of population of Cameroon are children, youths and adults with disabilities who often experience inadequate and poor quality rehabilitation services as a result of:

  • Huge crises in available and well trained healthcare personnel (1 doctor per 100,000 inhabitants; 8 nurses and midwives per 100,000 people)
  • The situation is worse when it comes to rehabilitation services such as PT, OT and CBR
  • Only a total of 350 Physiotherapist in Cameroon (0.10 PT per 10,000 inhabitants)
  • No Occupational Therapy exists in Cameroon
  • No Formal Training in Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR)

Project Intervention

With funding from AFAS Foundation through the Liliane Fonds, CBCHS is partnering with national and international state universities and training institutions to start the following courses:

  • Bachelor and Masters programs in physiotherapy
  • Bachelor and Masters Programs in occupational therapy
  • Certificate course in community based rehabilitation

Training Institutions Involved

  • Baptist Institute of Health Sciences, Mbingo
  • University of Yaounde 1
  • University of Dschang
  • University of Buea
  • University of Cape Town in South Africa
  • Baptist Training School for Health Personnel (BTSHP)
  • Regional Training Centre for Excellence (Mutengene)

Institutions of learning in the country to offer rehabilitation courses

Train to increase the availability and quality of rehabilitation services in Cameroon.


Prof Tih

Prof. Tih Pius Muffih

Director of CBC Health Services


Steven Berdenis van Berlekom

Director Liliane Foundation


Mrs. Pauline Irène Nguéné

Minister of public health

Doctor Monju Calasanctius

Mr Glory

Mrs. Agho Glory

EDID Project Manager

Our Patners

Implementing Partner

CBC Health Services

Implementing Partner
Social Affairs

Ministry Of

Social Affairs
Funding Partner

AFAS Foundation

Funding Partner