The population of Mogni, a locality in Foumbot Sub division, Noun division of the West region have been sensitized on the importance of preventative methods against HIV, malaria, malnutrition and the importance of safe water, hygiene and sanitation practices.
This thanks to Hope For A Better Future, Non Governmental Organisation, that on Saturday March 4, and March 5 2023 also handed some WASH kids to the population, provided medications to those were diagnosed with diseases.
The initiative was crowd-funded by one of H4BF volunteers, Dan Blackman and his friends.
Mogni is a rural community that harbours some internally displaced persons from the crisis affected North West and South West regions of Cameroon and partly inhabited by the minority mbororo indigenes.
After two days days of sensitization, consultation and treatment, the population could not hide thier joy.
“We are really grateful to H4BF for coming up with this initiative. There were a lot of health tips that we did not know but now we are aware of. We are also very grateful for the kits and medications given to us” observed Ibrahim Adamu one of the resident and an IDP from Kumbo in Bui Division.
According to the Founder and Director of H4BF, the initiative was aimed at identifying the healthcare context in the Mogni community, through the collection of demographic data such as age and gender, and health-related data such as HIV and malaria infection, blood pressure and child malnutrition. Analysis of this data will allow H4BF to identify the most pressing healthcare needs of Mogni and tailor future interventions there accordingly.
He also added that the initiative was aimed at treating patients diagnosed with malaria and severe acute malnutrition and offer all patients consultation with a doctor. Patients with ailments outside of H4BF’s target areas like hypertension or other serious illnesses, could then be referred to the Chascam Health Centre or local hospitals for further treatment.