CBC Health Services sets out to reduce HIV burden in the NWR

Cameroon currently has the second-highest HIV (Human Immune Virus) prevalence in West and Central Africa. The country had 5.3% prevalence in 2004 which later dropped to 3.4% in 2018 due to several programs and projects implemented at the regional and national levels. The Northwest Region alone has an HIV burden of 5.1% with women shouldering much of the burden. This was revealed by Prof. Tih Pius Muffih of CBC Health Service and, Principal Investigator of the HIV-Free Project Cameroon, at the launch of the new phase of the HIV-Free Northwest Project, on October 24th 2019, at the conference hall of … Continue reading CBC Health Services sets out to reduce HIV burden in the NWR

DR DENIS NSAME NFORNIWE OFFICIALLY INSTALLED AS THE NEW DIRECTOR OF THE BAMENDA REGIONAL HOSPITAL

Dr Denis Nsame Nforniwe has been installed into his new function, as the new director of the Bamenda Regional Hospital. Under the patronage of the North West Regional Delegate of Public Health, Dr. Che Soh Kingsley, the ceremony took place on the 18th of September, 2019 at the Bamenda Regional Hospital Multipurpose Hall. The occasion was used by some of the partners of the regional hospital, who were press men and community leaders to applaud the efforts of the outgoing director Dr kingue Thomson Njie, who carried out a lot of infrastructural development at the regional hospital like the building … Continue reading DR DENIS NSAME NFORNIWE OFFICIALLY INSTALLED AS THE NEW DIRECTOR OF THE BAMENDA REGIONAL HOSPITAL

COMINSUD COACHES BROADCASTERS AND SOCIAL ACTORS ON GENDER BASED VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

The ongoing armed conflict in the North West and South West regions has not only affected the socio-political and economic aspects of these regions but has left many vulnerable people especially women, girls and children exposed to Gender Based Violence (GBV). This worsening situation calls for the improvement of communication on GBV/SRH, to create awareness, sensitized the population and cause behavioral change. It is for this reason that COMINSUD with the support of UNFPA organized a one day workshop for over 35 broadcast and Social Media actors in the North West region, to arm them with GBV/SRH content as well … Continue reading COMINSUD COACHES BROADCASTERS AND SOCIAL ACTORS ON GENDER BASED VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

Why living in a poor country means you have bad food choices

It’s not that people in poorer countries want to eat unhealthily – but cost is a huge factor. Aleksandar Todorovic/Shutterstock.com/Editorial use only Derek Headey, The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Harold Alderman, The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Poor diets are the number one risk factor in the global burden of disease: they account for one in five deaths globally. In higher income countries sugar, fat and red meat increase the risks of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. These usually kill people later in life. Meanwhile people in lower income countries struggle to access nutrient-dense foods like … Continue reading Why living in a poor country means you have bad food choices

Girls aged 15-24 are more vulnerable to HIV than boys in the same age group

The HIV prevalence in the North West region has dropped from 6.3% in the age group 15 to 49 years in 2011 to 4.3% in the age group in 2018 and to 4% in 2019. This was revealed by the Secretary General at the Governor’s office Lanyuy Harry Ngwanyi on behalf of Governor Aldoph Lele L’Afrique, at the launch of the 2019 Holidays Free of HIV/AIDS, on the 23th of August 2019, at the North West Regional Fund for Health, Bamenda. He further revealed that there is little or no improvement of the HIV prevalence rate in adolescents and young … Continue reading Girls aged 15-24 are more vulnerable to HIV than boys in the same age group