They have gone through some kidnappings, violent situations, and lots of threats from both sides of the conflict, they have also slept in the community when there was need, just so they could serve more people.
They are every day trying to push harded to give free medical care to people in need.
Together, they have consulted more than 20,000 persons so far.
Dr Metuge Alain. Dr Metuge Alain was the only Medical Doctor who accepted to take the risk in leading the field interventions of the rapid response project implemented in Ekondo-titi by Reach Out NGO.
He led the medical team that was deployed to Ekondo-titi in 2018 – 2019. This particular team was the first to work for almost one year in Ekondo-titi where no humanitarian intervention had been implemented before. It was a project full of risks and life threatening incidences.
Yet Dr Aalin did not relent his willingness to provide life saving interventions. Under his leadership in conflict affected communities of Ekondo-titi, , 2310 children were treated for acute respiratory infections, 1882 persons treated against diarrhoea, 6482 persons treated for simple malaria.
Four (4) cases of suspected measles and a suspected case of monkey pox, were confirmed through laboratory analysis.
“My job gives to the most vulnerable people the gift of hope and in return I often get a smile.
Then there is the challenge and personal satisfaction that comes with willingly and repeatedly giving up comfort and puting one’s life on the line to relieve suffering and save lives”. Dr metuge
“There’s nothing I love more than helping the oppressed and needy. Before this I worked in a setting which required profit making alongside health services which impeded my ability to obtain profound satisfaction from my services, working with this project gives me that profound joy and satisfaction in rendering health services.
But the biggest satisfaction comes from the communities; the smiles when children are treated, when women are helped with deliveries, following up patients with chronic diseases who had no hope anymore.”Dr ekokobe
“I love that I get to be of service to people at such close levels. That through my job I meet immediate needs, sometimes needs that make the difference between life and death. I feel honored and privileged to get to do that. And I love it most that I get to see that smile on a beneficiary’s face, following our encounter.”Dr Ayuk
“There is a saying: No man is an island, we all need each other in some way, at some point for something. This is what being a doctor has given me the ability to do. To help someone when she needs help.
To be able to provide relief be it with medicine, with counsel, or with advice. There is no other way to show love for humanity than to care for your fellow man. That is what being a Doctor has made me realize and that is what I love the most about my job. That someone who is somewhere is needing help and does not know where this help is going to come from. But you stand there to bring that help.
Being a humanitarian has given me the opportunity to show my love for humanity at a deeper level. To leave my comfort zone in Buea and go to Ikata to give someone relief for a pain that she has been going through for weeks sounds pretty simple but it’s unique.
Someone is somewhere asking for a miracle to relief him or her from some things she is suffering from. And so it happens that you are part of that miracle. To be a medical doctor and a humanitarian is something that I will be forever grateful for. I cannot save everybody but it is just that one person that I can reach to, that I can provide relief for, that I can give her the chance to see another day.” Dr Njang