There is an urgent need for blood donation at the Bamenda Regional hospital blood bank due to an increase in emergency cases resulting from the escalating violence in the North West Region. Most blood donors have fled the region for security reasons. This was revealed by Dr. Ako Atabong Fidelis, the chief of service of the Bamenda Regional hospital’s blood bank during activities marking this year’s World Blood Donor Day on the 14th, June 2019, at the hospital premises. Under the theme “Blood Donation and Universal Access to Safe Blood Transfusion as Component of Universal Health Coverage”, with the slogan … Continue reading North West Regional Blood Bank Struggles with Blood Shortage as the Escalating Anglophone Crisis Worsen.
The low immunization coverage in the NWR caused by the ongoing violent crisis puts the region at risk of a disease outbreak. This was revealed by Donatien Fuh Abangwa, district logistician incharge of the Expanded Programme on Immunization at the Bamenda health district during an interview with Maikem’s Diary on the 4th of June 2019. Many children including pregnant women are missing out on routine vaccines that exposes them to diseases such as polio, chickenpox and measles which can be transmitted to other parts of the region through the constant movement of persons in and out of the region. According … Continue reading Low immunization coverage puts the North West Region at risk of a disease outbreak
Governor Adolphe Lele L’Afrique has condemned the burning of dozen of homes in Wum by a group of Huasa and Aku youth. He equally calls on the victim to restrain from retaliation that could further lead to more inter community violence. Following the murder of Alh Dere Shefu and the attack on Lake Nyos survivors in Wum the Mbororo community went on retaliatory attacks on the 3rd of June 2019, in Naikom and around Wum. According to inhabitants in Wum, a baby was burnt in one of the houses and others injured. Investigations are still ongoing for the perpetrators of … Continue reading North West Governor condemns acts of jungle juctice by Hausa and Aku youth in Wum
Naikom palace, homes and stores have been burnt by Mbororos in Wum. Apparently avenging the death of one of theirs on sunday night and the razing of some Mbororo homes in Upkwa village in Wum last week. According to inhabitants, the attackers rode around town with bikes and machetes calling for an end to ghost towns. They have accused pro-independent fighters. It is not yet certain if any human life was lost. Inhabitants of Wum have lived in darkness for months now, depending only on generators, solar and bush lamps. Developing story Maikem Emmanuela Continue reading Naikom Palace, homes and shops in Wum set ablaze
Despite the cultural diversity of the population of the NWR and the issues this poses, there is still little awareness and understanding of cultural diversity and cultural rights that has resulted in the abuse of the cultural rights of women, youth and ethnic minorities such as the Mbororo-Fulani ethnic group. Often times, this abuse is accompanied by violence which leads to the death of many. In this light, the Mbororo social and cultural development association of Cameroon (Mboscuda) in collaboration with NOWEFOR through the project “Bridging the gap; safeguarding peace and human rights by promoting intercultural dialogue in North West … Continue reading North West media actors pledge to promote intercultural dialogue in the region