A US based humanitarian Organization; Africa Mercy Ships will from 17th August begin free health care services nationwide. A team of healthcare volunteers arrived Douala with sufficient medications and medical equipment. The medical staff plans to carryout surgeries including facial deformities, reconstructive plastic surgery, and corrections to vision impairments, obstetric fistula, orthopedic surgery and dental treatments.
The team plans to associate palliative care and training courses in surgical skills, obstetric and pediatric anesthesia, trauma care, pain management and more. The humanitarian organization will be in Douala for 10 months. The objective is 4,000 free surgeries aimed at improving healthcare, and equipping healthcare workers through training and mentoring. Members of the inter ministerial committee for mercy ships set up by the Ministry of Public Health, have acknowledged that all is set to kick start the campaign.
At the Laquintine Hospital, patients with eye and teeth problem will be hosted; meanwhile the Nylon District Hodpital will be hosting the hope centre for other patients. The Bonanjo party house will serve as the first stop for patients coming from other regions where registration shall be conducted, before going to the different health institutions. The medical crew had been to Cotonou Benin, where they carried out more than 1,900 free surgeries and healthcare training courses to over 1,800 participants.
Culled from CRTV