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

SNWOT Redefine its Stance on the Anglophone crisis

Activities of the South West and North West women’s task force (SNWOT) have been misunderstood at all levels by the Cameroonian society, reasons why a general meeting took place in Bamenda on Saturday 24th August 2019, to rekindle engagement amongst the women and to put the records straight by apologizing to the women who got connected with SNWOT and their actions were misinterpreted. Talking to Maikem’s Diary, Esther Omam, General Coordinator of SNWOT, says the activities of SNWOT which aims at bringing lasting solutions to the current crisis in the two English speaking regions, have been misinterpreted by many, may … Continue reading SNWOT Redefine its Stance on the Anglophone crisis

Continuous misuse of antibiotics put the human system at risk

The danger of antibiotics resistance is the focus of a one day workshop that took place in Nkwen, Bamenda on the 21st of July 2019. Organized by women’s health forum Bamenda, the workshop provided a platform for participants to discuss the quality of good sanitary pads, and most importantly, how to stay away from the misuse of antibiotics. Most women and men have the habit of taking antibiotics without prescription. Women take them especially at the end of their menstruation or when they have itches and discharges. The human body has a bacteria known as Flora, which is not dangerous … Continue reading Continuous misuse of antibiotics put the human system at risk