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Online Violence Against Women

The internet has become an unsafe cyber space for women who have in recent years used the social media as a platform to voice their issues. It is rather unfortunate that the cyber space which was termed ‘safe’ at the beginning of its creation, is now used to harass, blackmailed or portrayed women as sexual objects for financial gains. Freedom of expression online is speedily turning into a luxury. My colleagues and I, (Pedmia Shatu and Gnoukapasi Martial) carried out a mobile campaign to educate people on the ills of online violence against women and the proper use of the … Continue reading Online Violence Against Women

Cameroon: Inside North West COVID-19 Patient Response

With the confirmation of 11 cases including 1 death, in the North West Region, two hotels in Bamenda have been requisitioned by Governor Adophe LeLe L’Afrique as quarantined centers. Both medical and hotel staff has been trained on how to provide the needed services to the patients during confinement so as to keep them comfortable. At the Bamenda regional hospital, the COVID-19 solidarity ward has been equipped with six beds and an additional 10 bed capacity modern tent donated by Doctors Without Borders. To the NW health authorities, the cases are all responding well to treatment. The homes of all … Continue reading Cameroon: Inside North West COVID-19 Patient Response

Cameroon: Weakened by armed conflict, inhabitants of NW and SW brace for COVID-19

Devastated by the armed conflict in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon, some inhabitants wonder if they are ready to bare another crisis. For close to four years, continuous gunshots, killings, kidnapping, economic stagnation and violation of human rights have been the order of the day. Many residents have abandoned their homes in search of security while others have lost their jobs or shut down their business sites. The coming of the new coronavirus and its anti-measures is described by many citizens as nature’s way of adding “more fuel to fire”. Ndifor Louisa Lum, a banker in … Continue reading Cameroon: Weakened by armed conflict, inhabitants of NW and SW brace for COVID-19

Coronavirus: North West Delegation of Public Health prepares to fight COVID-19

Following confirmation of two COVID19 cases in the nation’s capital Yaounde, by Cameroon’s minister of Public Health, Dr, Manaouda Malachie, an isolation unit has been created at the Regional hospital in Bamenda to handle such cases if need arises. This was revealed by Dr, Kinsley Che Nsoh, NW delegate of public health over the weekend at the Bamenda Regional hospital premises. To prevent the infection of COVID-19 in the NWR, the Delegation of Public Health is collaborating with Doctors without Borders and the CBC Health Services to better understand the nature of the disease and how to sensitize the population … Continue reading Coronavirus: North West Delegation of Public Health prepares to fight COVID-19

Cameroon street artists display 17 SDGs on 30-meter graffiti wall

Bamenda – Sysy House of Fame has become an unstoppable challenger in the promotion of the sustainable development goals in Cameroon. On the 1st of March, 2020, Sysy House of Fame, in collaboration with the United Nations, headed by its CEO, Njobati Sylvie, organized a 6.6 fashion show dubbed “arts for the goals”, aimed at supporting and empowering young people gifted in arts – designing, painting, fashion, and modeling. The ‘August’ event was also designed to call for the return of peace in the country. Using entertainment and visual arts, done on a 30-meter wall of Alliance Franco, Sysy House … Continue reading Cameroon street artists display 17 SDGs on 30-meter graffiti wall

Bamenda Regional Hospital Re-brands Nursery/Neonatology Ward

For over 16 years, the Nursery also known as the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), at the Bamenda regional hospital has been described by many as a “prison” rather than a safe haven for premature babies. This was due to the offensive sight of the ward which was dangerous to the babies. On the 5th of February 2020, this notion was destroyed by the administration of the hospital during the launch of the renovated Neonatology ward. Most babies admitted to the NICU are preterm (born before 37 weeks of pregnancy), have low birth weight (less than 5.5 pounds), or have … Continue reading Bamenda Regional Hospital Re-brands Nursery/Neonatology Ward