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

GBV: The need for more emergency safe houses in NW/SW Regions

In times of crisis, setting up safe and confidential systems so that survivors of GBV can stay, be it with family or in other undisclosed locations is an emergency response overlooked in the two English speaking regions of Cameroon despite the increase in GBV cases due to the Anglophone crisis.  According to a study carried out by International Rescue Committee, more than 85% of respondents said women and girls experience rape, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence, denial of resources/opportunities, psychological abuse, physical violence, and early marriage. More than 70% have expressed an increase in security concerns affecting women and … Continue reading GBV: The need for more emergency safe houses in NW/SW Regions

Invisible Girls and Monday Babies: The untold consequences of Cameroon’s Anglophone Crisis

The ongoing crisis has not only bore hardship on the people of the NW and SW regions but has increased the sexual activity of  young girls and boys, thereby exposing them to teenage pregnancies. Since the crisis started in 2016, schools and other activities that kept youths occupied have been suspended. Most youths have moved into the bushes, either as “freedom fighters” or IDPs, thereby becoming invisible. This set of youths have little or no access to contraceptives, leaving the girls vulnerable to unwanted pregnancies, STDs and other related diseases. Some teenage pregnancies are the end product of rape. From … Continue reading Invisible Girls and Monday Babies: The untold consequences of Cameroon’s Anglophone Crisis