Minister of secondary education jailed…

In his ripe old age and after serving the Cameroon government for numerous the Minister of Secondary Education Louis Mbape Mbape has been jailed for corruption. He is right now in Nkondengui.

Welp! Condolences to his family and this is not any April Fool


End times-Ministry of Public Health in Cameroon pushes for rotavirus vaccine and says 110,155,000 deaths in sub saharan Africa per year from rotavirus

And another disturbing article from CameroonPostline
“The Ministry of Health has introduced a new free vaccine for Rotavirus diarrheal in babies from zero to 11 months.

The vaccine that will protect children from diarrhoea caused by the Rotavirus germ will be launched nationwide on March 28, the Minister of Public Health, Andre Mama Fouda told the press at the Yaounde Djeuga Palace Hotel, March 21. Mama Fouda said the Rotavirus germ is very contagious, has no appropriate drug and can be prevented only through the vaccine.

He said the vaccine which is part of the Expanded Programme on Immunization, PEV, was recommended by the World Health Organisation, WHO, and UNICEF. Refugees from the Central African Republic would not be exempted from the free vaccine campaign, the Minister said.

Meanwhile, the PEV Permanent Secretary, Marie Kobela, said that in sub-Saharan Africa, about 110,155,000 deaths are recorded each year due to the Rotavirus. In Cameroon, she said 50 to 60 deaths are registered everyday, adding that the Rotavirus diarrhoea is manifested through high fever, vomiting, diarrheal discharge (more than three liquid stools a day) and the loss of appetite and weight.

Kobela, however, said Rotavirus diarrhoea could be prevented by exclusively breastfeeding the baby for six months, keeping good food hygienic conditions, washing of hands and the systematic vaccination of all breastfeeding babies with the Rotavirus vaccine. The health expert said the vaccine is administered twice in a lifetime. The first dose is administered when the baby is six weeks old and the second dose at ten weeks. She said babies above twelve months cannot take the vaccine.

Kobela reiterated that the liquid vaccine is administered orally. She said after the baby has been vaccinated against the Rotavirus and it is observed that the child has fever above 39° C, the parent shouldn’t give the child any drug to bring down the fever but should take the child back to the health centre.”

Heart and Brain disease prevalent in the South-West Province

Hello everyone,
reading through Kamer news for the week and came across this article written in regards to heart and brain disease on the Cameroon Postline website. Am not sure how I feel about the information or may be am just grumpy since its 5am and I am unable to fall asleep yet. So I decided to post it and have you guys critic it instead.

According to Cameroon Postline…
The prevalence of heart and brain diseases is reportedly on an alarming increase in the Southwest Region of Cameroon, recent statistics indicate. The symptoms of which are said to accrue from insufficient rest are manifested in frequent urinating and body weakness. The end result, we are diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, thereby making it difficult for oxygen to reach the heart.

Statistics from an NGO, Group Santé Wang, in partnership with the Chinese Government and the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon, PCC, indicate that though cardiovascular diseases are prevalent in the Region, the numbers are expected to increase as more diagnoses are being made at the Presbyterian Churches in Great Soppo, Buea and Limbe.

The health campaign authorised by the Ministry of Public Health, and going on under the theme “A Healthy Man is an Ignorant Patient”, is being carried out by a team of physiotherapists and ophthalmologists.

Diagnoses from this campaign so far include sight problems, rheumatism, renal disease, fibroid, typhoid, Chlamydia, to name just a few, which sum up to about 25 percent, with treatments being recommended, but Dr. Alfred Loic, in charge of consultations and diagnosis, said cardiovascular and cerebro-vascular diseases are taking the Region by storm with a percentage of over 60 percent as compared to other diseases summed altogether.

“These diseases have attacked mostly the elderly ranging from 35 to 60 years. Everybody is vulnerable. Even children have been tested positive. It has come to our notice that women are the most active participants in this campaign,” said Dr. Loic. Patients on their part, said despite the subsidized tests, the drugs are expensive.

“The tests are cheaper because all are done for a thousand francs but the drugs are very expensive,” said Eunice Arrey. Meanwhile, the nurse in charge of patient registrations, Lynne Ngalim, said, “We have had a massive turnout of people; about 70 to 75 percent,” which she said was impressive.