The Comprehensive Program for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities and Inclusive Access to Basic Services of Health and Education in the Northwest Region of Cameroon: P10228 has donated medical supplies and consumables for orthopedic, physiotherapy, mental health, ear and hearing care services worth 20 million CFA FRS to Banso , Mbingo Baptist Hospitals, Nkwen Baptist Health Center and SAJOCAH Bafut in the Northwest Region. The Director of CBC Health Services Prof. Tih Pius Muffih handed the items to the hospital Administration in the presence of some staff from the CBM Country Office and CBC Health Services recently at the Baptist Center Nkwen Bamenda.
While handing the donation to the recipients, Prof. Tih expressed gratitude to CBM for partnering with the CBC Health Services in meeting the health needs of Cameroonians. He appreciated the four health facilities for their efforts in providing health care to all who need it.
The Project Manager Jacques Chirac Awa said the project is implemented in the Northwest Region and the four facilities receiving the donations are key stakeholders of the project. He said before the donation, the project team had conducted needs assessments of the Eye, Ear, Physiotherapy (PT), and Mental health departments of each hospital to identify their needs in providing services to the population, especially to those with and at risk of having disability. Thus the supplies are customized to the needs of each health facility.
Underlining the objective of the supplies, the Project Coordinator Lohshie Eugene expressed that CBM has supported CBC Health Services as part of their partnership agreement in the project to support four health facilities. The donation aims to ensure access to services by people at risk and those with one form of impairment or the other. The Coordinator implored the recipients to use the items judiciously to change the lives of people in the community and improve the lives of persons with disabilities
.The Assistant Supervisor of Nursing Services in Banso Baptist Hospital Ngah Elizabeth described the items as a stitch in time given that the socio-political crises have led to the increased numbers of persons with disabilities in Banso . “With these items, we will be able to meet the needs of persons with disabilities” she noted. On his part, the Administrator of Mbingo Baptist Hospital expressed gratitude and acknowledged that the things will improve health care delivery. “It is a laudable gesture because CBM through the project has always been intentional about the health needs of the population,” he expressed. The Administration of SAJOCA Bafut, Sister Geraldine said there are materials and equipment that the hospital did not have but with the donation they now have.
The donations were done thanks to funding from CBM