This project aims to restore primary healthcare in 20 isolated communities of the conflict-affected Ndian Division. This is done through a network of 30 community health workers partnering with a mobile health team. In the last 6 months, 4,915 cases of malaria, 1,154 cases of diarrhea, 1,686 cases of acute respiratory infections and 400 of acute malnutrition have been treated. The team also faced outbreaks of measles, Buruli ulcer, and cholera, measles, and now coronavirus.
Ekondo-Titi is a hard-to-reach area in South-West Cameroon. Since early 2018 it is the scenario of an armed confrontation between armed groups and the state military. Before the crisis, Ekondo-Titi was already a hard-to-reach area, and now its communities are completely isolated with no access to basic services. Ekondo-Titi has more than 40 disperse communities where people can't access any form of healthcare.
Community health workers are trained to identify, treat, and refer, basic illnesses. They receive coaching and more supplies every month. For almost a year, this community has been the target of a humanitarian project sponsored by UNICEF. The project is now coming to an end, and this crowdfunding appeal aims to sustain the most critical elements of the health intervention, in order to not send the communities back to their previous position, when they had no access to healthcare.
This project has life-saving potential for thousands of children and adults, who have no other option for healthcare in their communities. Decreased infections, and decreased severity of the infections, will make them develop healthier and become stronger adults.