Buh Integrated Health Center Registers first birth just 19 Hours after SHUMAS and Partners AidCamps International Intervention.
The Strategic Humanitarian Services (SHUMAS) Cameroon and partners, AidCamps International, handed over a newly constructed toilet/shower block with hand washing facility, a placenta pit and Delivery, Ward, Laboratory and Consultation equipment to the Buh Integrated Health Center in Buh village, Bui Division, North West Region of Cameroon. The handing over ceremony took place on the 11th of November 2017 and was presided over by the Mayor of Nkum, the primary beneficiary of this project.
The project had the following components:
- A 3-compartment toilet and shower bath block with hand washing facility
- Construction of a Placenta Pit
- Provision of Delivery, Laboratory, Ward and consultation equipment, which included the following among others
5 mattresses and pillows
2 tables and chairs
1 gas stand/gas burner/gas bottle and gas
1 drug cupboard
1 deliver beds
1 examination bed
1 delivery kits
1 sterilization drum
An obstetric wheel
A blood pressure monitor
1 baby scale
1 adult scale
SHUMAS Welcomes one of her oldest partner, AidCamp International (AidCamps Paramedics) in Buh Village, Bui Division.
Objectives of the visit: Construction of toilet and equipment of the health center with beds, delivery beds, laboratory equipments worth’s 20 millions franc, part of the equipments shared to other health institutions in Bui division.
Within the Framework of SHUMAS/UNICEF- MINSANTE collaboration to improve routine vaccination coverage in the North West and West Region, Madam Traore visited SHUMAS Cameroon on 25th October 2017 with the objective to review SHUMAS’ collaboration with UNICEF and give technical advice on communication and advocacy with regards to SHUMAS vaccination activities. Accompany her were the Regional Delegate of Public Health for North West Dr. Che Kingsley, the supervisor of UNICEF consultants for North West and West Regions Madam Mapitshi Fideline Mbambili, the UNICEF consultant for North West Onana Laurent and the focal point for communication for the North West Raoul Saho.
Sitting in for the Director, Madam Beri in charge of networking and collaboration of SHUMAS presented challenges SHUMAS encounters during the execution of her projects to support routine and supplementary vaccinations and how the organization tries to mitigate these challenges
While commending SHUMAS for her supervision structure and the use of women groups in the identification process, Madam Traore provided some technical advice to SHUMAS in responds to the challenges encountered by the former
Notwithstanding the contributions of poor peasant women to the global economy, they face great challenges due to their non accessibility to micro credits. To solve the afore mentioned problem, SHUMAS Cameroon has put in place a micro credit scheme to facilitate access to micro credit for poor peasant women in Cameroon.
It is against this backdrop that the 19th session of the Micro credit meeting was organized on 23rd and 24th/ 25th for the West and North West Regions respectively. During this session, micro credit loans were given to over forty peasant women groups with an average membership of thirty
The micro credit scheme operates twice yearly in the months on March and October and has helped poor peasant women to set up businesses and raise income for themselves and their families. Their economic empowerment works positively as a morale booster to these women who can now stand tall in public
SHUMAS Welcomes 12 Students on Internship from the College of Technology in the University of Bamenda
Within the framework of her volunteering/internship program, SHUMAS has once more opened her doors to the 4th stream of the 2017 interns. The 12 students from COLTECH will be at the SHUMAS Integrated Training and Demonstration Centre (BIOFARM) for a period of two months during which they will be drilled on practical agricultural skills and techniques and on the four renewable forms of energy present at the BIOFARM center (solar, biogas, hydro and wind).Every year the center serves as practical ground for hundreds of students from many higher institutions of learning in Cameroon