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

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

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

Apple Inc Releases “drop of blood” Emoji to represent Menstruation

In a bid to fight the stigma around menstruatuion, Apple Inc has made available the period “drop of blood” emoji on iPhone keyboards. As a part of Apple’s iOS 13.2 update, the tech giant released a set of 350 brand-new emojis including mixed-race couples, gender-neutral individuals, people with disabilities and more in a push to be more inclusive. This comes at the background of stigma that surrounds menstruation in many communities worldwide and Africa in particular. Talking about menstruation is seen as a taboo causing many girls to go mute on the topic while others hide it from their parents and … Continue reading Apple Inc Releases “drop of blood” Emoji to represent Menstruation