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Cameroon

Why are we There?

  • Endemic/epidemic disease

Our Work

2014

  • Médecins Sans Frontières opened an emergency programme in east Cameroon in response to an influx of refugees from Central African Republic (CAR). 
  • In January, Médecins Sans Frontières began to support the Ministry of Public Health by providing medical, nutritional and psychological support to refugees at sites in Garoua-Boulaï, Gado-Badzéré, Gbiti and Batouri.
  • The majority of patients were suffering from malnutrition, malaria and respiratory infections. 
  • In Garoua-Boulaï Médecins Sans Frontières teams conducted medical consultations, distributed relief items and worked on sanitation and water supply at the Pont Bascule transit site. The water and sanitation activities were handed over to the NGO Solidarité Internationale in October.
  • At the Protestant hospital, Médecins Sans Frontières supported a therapeutic feeding centre and in 2014 increased the bed capacity to 100 to accommodate more children with severe malnutrition.
  • From February to October, Médecins Sans Frontières ran a health centre at Gado-Badzéré camp, about 25 kilometres from Garoua-Boulaï.
  • In March, Médecins Sans Frontières began working in Gbiti and conducted more than 1,000 medical consultations per week, supplied water, and built latrines and showers at a makeshift camp.

 

Buruli ulcer project ends after 12 years

  • In June, Médecins Sans Frontières handed over the Buruli ulcer pavilion in Akonolinga to the Ministry of Health.
  • Laboratory diagnosis, antibiotics, wound dressing, surgery and physiotherapy were provided.
  • The University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland, will continue training Cameroonian medical students in chronic wound treatment and care, including for Buruli ulcer. 

 

For the latest news on where we work visit: http://activityreport.msf.org/

Médecins Sans Frontières has been working in the country since 2000 and at the end of 2014, Médecins Sans Frontières had 277 staff in Cameroon.