By Akaba James | Country Director, Open Dreams Cameroon
The Open Dreams Family in Yaounde at the hospital
It's always an honor to reach out with words of thanks to you all who make our work possible through donations.
On April 24th 2022, The Call for Applications for the Aviva Women in Science Program incorporating the Aviva Scholar Program was launched. It took four months of dedicated work spearheaded by a team consisting of four Medical Doctors, three members of the Open Dreams team to set the terms of and the tone for the Aviva Women in Science Program, one of our most cherished initiatives.
The Aviva Day 2021 was marked under the theme: "A Dream Deferred" and below is one of the messages we sent out: "What happens when the high expectations of a bouncy baby, especially for a new couple, turn out to be a long stay at the nursery of the hospital or frequent hospital visits, as a result of the baby being born with congenital anomalies? What can we together do to improve on maternal and child health? How can we improve on survival and wellbeing for infants? How can we reduce neonatal mortality? Catch up with some members of the Open Dreams Family as they explain the concept of the Aviva Day in this video and this one." We had weeklong community engagement activites, most of them centred on providing assisting for health care and giving out health talks.
At the moment, we are visiting universities and institutions and seeking oppportunities to promote research and community outreach programs as contained in the launch of the Women in Science Fund. We are all at the peak of it all.
Thank you for believing in us. Together, we work on promoting maternal and child health and human development.
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