Civil unrest affects healthcare in Cameroon

Jarlath at breakfast with Grace, Ernestine and Margaret, instructors from Bamenda

Because of the civil unrest in Cameroon, some participants from the North West and South West Regions, which are the worst affected by violence, had difficulty travelling.  There are weekly ‘ghost towns and ‘lock downs’ in these regions, when no shops or schools are open and there is no public transport.

Nurses and doctors are forced to sleep on the floor in the hospital at these times. Pregnant women have difficulty reaching hospitals and health centres.  Three instructors from Bamenda NW Region, where we ran the first course in 2014, managed to get to Yaounde to teach.

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