Although we are still operating our organization from a remote site in Cameroon, our JRCCA NGO continues to struggle to maintain and create sustainable awareness and education sensitization classes on HIV/AIDs despite our current situation of being displaced due to the Civil War by offering weekly training classes and looking for local resources. To the best of our knowledge HIV started to spread along the historic trade of the Congo Basin in the 1920s. As we continue to Educate our communities on the negative impact of HIV/AIDS while in our new environment we have been able to stay in touch with many of our families and friends by use of technology such as phones and the internet and our old traditional word of mouth and offer them hope for a better day in the future.
The good news is that our NGO has been donated a building in which we will be able to provide our HIV/AIDS services to the people who are still left in the area. We are currently in the process of making repairs and cleaning the building. Our greatest need remains to provide medical and personal supplies including food such as rice, beans and salt.
This deadly disease has been a subject of scientific research and debate since the virus was identified in the 1920s. Up till today there has been no cure discovered and is coupling with Coronavirus has made our mission more complicated and more challenges especially with us in Cameroon where we are been attacked by many other diseases like Malaria and typhoid etc..
Also keep in mind that the English speaking people in the NW/SW Regions have been dealing with the horrific affects of the Civil War that has caused disruptions to our life styles and has caused many families to leave the area for survival reasons. Those who have remained in the area are in desperate need of medical and personal supplies including food.
It is noted that we have the first cases of this deathly disease (HIV/AIDs in Cameroon in 1985 and ten years later, in 1995 an official total number of 2766 have been notified with a cumulative number of 8.14.In Cameroon in 2018 it was reported that they are 540,000 cases of infected persons. The number of new HIV infection among uninfected population over one year among the people of all ages was 1.02%.The percentage of people living with HIV among adults ( 15-49years) was 3.6%. We continue to Educate those in our Meta communities’ what HIV is all about; has no cure but can be prevented through sustainable education, sensitization and awareness in our villages and cities.
Main reason why our NGO is committed to the mission and vision of prevention of this killer diseases as we have loss love ones because of this disease. HIV is Human immune Deficiency Virus attacks only human persons, and can be acquired by blood transfusion, Semen, Vagina and recta, breast milk.
Here we are struggling to Educate and inform our local communities on Symptoms of HIV/AIDs which include; despite been displaced.. in our training and seminars we teach the youths , adults ,parents and communities on how to prevent and identify symptoms when occur. examples
< Fever< Chills < Swollen Lymph node< General Aches and pains< Skin Rash < Head Ache< Sore Throat<
Nausea < Upset Stomach< Diarrhoea < Fatigue < Vomiting. We make our communities to known that
there is not yet a cure for HIV/AIDs however people can prevent them selfs by choice of less risky
sexual behavior, use condom every time they have sex. Avoiding of many partners. Always good to
conduct tests and if found positive, they should follow Medical advice .They are also Educated on how tointeract with people who are HIV/AIDs positive and give them Maximum support.
As stated above the good news is that JRCCA NGO has received a building from the Lord Mayor of Mbengwi City Council that we are working on renovating and equipping with offices that will enable our NGO to continue its mission and vision , operate our projects, to provide humanitarian services to more than 28 villages in META and neigboring; who are displaced due to the prolong civil war were women, men, youths ,families have loss Jobs, businesses, lack basic education, lack small entrepreneurial skills as theywill be returning into their lands after the Civil war and required basic human urgent needs such as Capital to start new business, buy food , water,pay rents, shelter and medical needs. Our Team will need Mobile Van to execute its strategic Sustainable Education Awareness Sensitization on how to prevent HIV/AIDS plan in the next 120 days to enable them go out in villages and cities and continue to organize a mobile health team who will be trained. We have to always be thinking about our safety as the Civil War is still ongoing in some areas. Hopefully,
- The mobile health team will move from community to community , village to village, tribe to tribe, city to city to give educative talk on HIV/AIDS to the population through in social groups like njangi in Tuseh, Zang Tabi, Toneku, Meta, Mbengwi, Yaounde, etc
- They will give food, water, other basic needs
- They will organize voluntary free testing for HIV in the community
- They will give wellness Prenal Products,
- Educate pregnant woman who are positive immediate on treatment to prevent the transmission to the child
- Give good care and treatment to people living with HIV/AIDS
- They will need contraceptives to distribute to the population to help in the prevention
- Helping people living with HIV/AIDS financially to meet up with their annual medical test of viral load and CD4.
Items Needed for Sustainable Education and sensitization Awareness
Items cost per person per day in $ and CFA
cost per person for 60days
1. Perdiam. For Supervisors (2)
($60 each) 30000x2 = $180
2.perdiam for interviewers( 25)
($20 each)10000 x25 = $120
3.perdiam for data collector
perdiam for data analytic manager (2)
($40) 20000x2 =$80
perdiam for the driver
Transportation. Fuel for supervisors
Ralms of papers
food and water(30)
Lodging for the supervisors and data manager(3)