Ambassador M. Steven Hoza addressing CBCHS, CDC officials
US Ambassador Gives Thump-Up to CBCHS Run EID Reference Lab
The US Ambassador to Cameroon has said he is impressed with the quality of work the CBCHS is doing at the Early Infant Diagnosis Reference Lab (EID) in Mutengene. H.E. Michael Steven Hoza was speaking on Wednesday, November 13 on his maiden visit to the Lab that was formerly run by the US government through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). His visit was marked by a tour of the lab and holding of working sessions with some HIV-Free project staff, especially those at the lab. The lab currently serves four regions of Cameroon namely: the Northwest, Southwest, West and Littoral.
According to the Ambassador, the Lab which is now run by the CBCHS is useful in facilitating the testing of dry blood samples of children with HIV to ensure that they are placed on treatment as soon as they are diagnosed. He said this is critical in preventing mother child transmission of the virus. He said, thanks to well-trained and equipped professionals at the EID Lab with research behind them, they are now getting ahead of HIV and AIDS. “We now know we can overcome it,” he maintained. To him, it is through synergy that any disease that emerges can be overcome. He told the press that his government’s commitment to the HIV Free project and CDC’s commitment to Cameroon’s Ministry of Public Health is getting stronger every day.
Going down memory lane, the CBC Director of Health Services (DHS), Prof. Tih Pius Muffih said the relations between the CBCHS and the US government dates back to 2000 when we worked mainly with USAID. In 2011, PEPFAR came in and has worked in the Northwest and Southwest regions to avert the transmission of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. He noted that other projects have added and now the EID Lab which is expected to be an international reference lab.
The DHS rejoiced that the EID Reference Lab now passes for the third star after narrowly missing the fourth star with grading done by the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM). Prof. Tih added that out of five labs that were competing, only the EID Lab received the recommendation to put in papers immediately for recognition as an international Lab which will be unique in Africa.
As an international reference lab, Prof. Tih said many more samples will be sent to the EID Reference Lab for testing because of the level of performance and capacity. The lab, according to him, will receive more support as a result to help many people in Cameroon. This, he said, is very important for the Cameroon government stating that, “This is for the state and not just for us (CBCHS).”
For his part, the Supervisor of the Reference Lab, Mr. Masha Roland said that Lab is equipped with hard-to-find sophisticated machines like the Abbott automated system which has been acquired thanks to the US government through CDC/PEPFAR Cameroon. He went further to say the automated Abbott system is able to test 96 dry blood samples per day with high accuracy, less human error, convenient, more samples per time and permits them to do viral load testing which is a component of the PMTCT package. The Supervisor announced with optimism that all the lab staff have been trained following US standards and have participated in proficiency testing organized by CDC Atlanta during which they always score 100 per cent. He thanked the US government through PEPFAR/CDC Cameroon for developing in-country capacity to conduct DNA PCR testing for EID and providing continuous support and mentorship to see that they succeed in what they are assigned to do at the lab.
Mr. Masha told the US Ambassador that their desire at the lab is to have every HIV-positive infant placed on care and treatment as soon as they are diagnosed. He recounted some challenges to include lost to follow-up because of various reasons such as provision of wrong or no contact numbers of parents, relocation of parents, cost of transportation to health facility, disbelief or denial of status especially in cases where an infant looks healthy and present with no symptoms. These challenges, he said, can be overcome by collaborating closely with the HIV Pediatric Care Unit in the HIV-Free project of the CBCHS through community outreach and contact tracing.
The Supervisor mentioned that the EID lab strongly collaborates with the Ministry of Public Health that provides policy documents, staff and the Global Health Systems Solutions (GHSS) involved in the accreditation process. By and large, Mr. Masha rejoiced that they have worked hard to reduce the laboratory testing turnaround time (TAT) from 2-3 weeks to 7 working days at most, thus bringing diagnosis to the shortest time.
In 2013, the lab tested 6.618 infants for HIV and 363 of them were positive giving a prevalence rate of 5.5 per cent. In 2014, the lab has so far tested 3.460 infants of which 155 were positive giving a prevalence rate of 4.3 per cent.
Position Title: Policy Advocacy Advisor
CBCHB is recruiting a Policy Advocacy Advisor to work with the Local Capacity Initiative project, based in the Northwest and Southwest Regions of Cameroon. The CBCHB is an indigenous non-profit, faith-based health care organization. CBCHB’s medical services started in Cameroon with roots as a foreign Mission health service in 1936 and grew steadily until 1975 when it was established as a legal entity in Cameroon. At present, it has six hospitals, 30 health centers, a training school for health personnel and residency programs for doctors, a central pharmacy distribution unit for essential drugs, and over 49 primary health centers in underserved communities in the Northwest, Southwest, Adamawa, West, Center and Littoral regions. CBCHB currently has over 3,000 permanent staff delivering high quality healthcare around the country. In 2011, the CBCHB won a CDC/PEPFAR call for proposal to expand and improve the quality of PMTCT services in two regions of Cameroon- Northwest and Southwest. The project is now in its third year and CBCHB and her partners have successfully scaled up services to over 591 PMTCT sites and improved levels of indicators down the PMTCT cascade.
The CBCHB received funding from PEPFAR to build the capacities of Rural Council and District Management Teams and carry out supervision for sustainable quality HIV and AIDS services in the NW and SW regions. This is a sub project under the HIV Free SW & NW Project supporting objective 7 which requires that CBCHB promotes and does advocacy at all levels to improve program coordination and sustainability. It has a duration of 3 years, and is being implemented in five selected health districts in the SW and five in the NW regions. Within the context of this new project, the Policy Advocacy Advisor shall work on-site alongside Senior CBCHB staff to identify, embed, and institutionalize tools, methodologies, and technical capacity for policy analysis, monitoring, implementation barriers, advocacy and communications, and accountability systems. The staff member will be directly responsible for developing and implementing CBCHB’s policy advocacy strategy, policy monitoring systems and policy advocacy monitoring and evaluation systems.
Lead CBCHB’s staff in the development of a policy advocacy strategy based on the needs and priorities of staff and CBCHB beneficiaries. Once finalized, lead the implementation of the strategy, and support staff in their understanding of policy advocacy.
Support CBCHB leadership and technical staff to identify, embed, and institutionalize tools, methodologies, and technical capacity for policy analysis, monitoring, evaluation of policy implementation barriers, advocacy and communications, and accountability systems
Work with CBCHB leadership to identify concrete steps in national policy process and how best CBCHB can advocate for increased support for improved health services delivery;
Identify, review and categorize for use by CBCHB, Government of Cameroon’s processes for regulation development at the national, regional and village level. Support staff understanding of these processes and identify opportunities where CBCHB can advocate for better access to services.
Utilize CBCHB data to develop policy solutions and advocacy plans to engage external networks and coalitions to inform and advocate for improved health services, particular for removals of policy barriers related to PMTCT uptake
Support the development of a monitoring and evaluation strategy specifically focused on policy advocacy as well as improve CBCHB’s skills related to data analysis around policy advocacy.
Develop communication materials to inform civil society of how to influence national policy and budgeting processes
Document policy dialogue and negotiation strategies and skills and disseminate lessons learned with partners and other stakeholders
Work with CBCHB leadership to identify concrete capacity benchmarks and timelines to be achieved
Identify opportunities to leverage policy advocacy initiatives in all sectors
Link CBCHB to additional capacity building resources around policy advocacy.
A minimum of Master’s degree and at least 5 years of experience in policy analysis and advocacy and HIV/AIDS
Strong knowledge of the legal and policy environment in Cameroon
Knowledge of USG PEPFAR programming and indicators
Understanding of capacity development, mentoring, and knowledge transfer methodologies
Strong interpersonal, writing, presentation, and organizational skills are required
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office
Demonstrated problem solving, analytic, financial, and evaluative skills.
Effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks; balance competing priorities within a required timeframe
Ability to respond and adapt quickly to changing requirements and competing demands.
Ability to take initiative and/or respond independently to situations
Fluent written and spoken English is preferred; functional French language skills welcomed.
Starting Date: January 5th 2015
Duration of contract: One year, renewable
Application deadline: December 1st, 2014.
Interested candidates may apply by emailing their CV/resume and cover letter including salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cameroon Baptist Convention (CBC) Health Services is recruiting candidates to train as, Pharmacy Auxiliary, Laboratory Auxiliary, Nursing Auxiliary, midwifery training, and Dental Auxiliary to serve within the CBC Health Services. Interested candidates should submit complete application files to the Principal of the Private Training School for Health Personnel latest Saturday November 15, 2014......... Read more
COURSE ANNOUNCMENT FROM THE REGIONAL TRAINING CENTER MUTENGENE
The Regional Training Center Mutengene will be carrying out training from October to December 2014 on the following courses:-
Palliative care module
Health Administration and Hospital Management module
Nursing Administration Module
Strategies in scaling up option B+ of PMTCT
Interested candidates should contact the Regional Training Center by telephone through (00237) 33 35 10 31, 77 84 78 09, 77 52 66 37 or by email through email@example.com.
Specific dates for the various modules will be communicated as soon as required number of participant register. Our chances are limited to 25 persons.
Each of the modules will run for 1week.
CBC Private Training School for Health Personnel Graduates Batch of Hope
Some 213 young men and women "christened the Batch of Hope" have received end of course certificates during the traditional end of year and graduation ceremony of students from the CBC Private Training School for Health Personnel (PTSHP) Banso , including Nursing Auxiliaries, Nursing Assistants, Advanced Practice Nursing Assistants, (Medical Surgical & Obstetrics) Laboratory Auxiliaries, Advanced Practice Laboratory Assistants, Pharmacy Auxiliaries, Ultrasound Assistant Technicians, Biomedical Assistant Technicians and Nurse Anaesthetists at the Kumbo Baptist Church. The colourful and massively attended graduation ceremony witnessed the presence of some high-level dignitaries from the government, Missionaries, municipal, religious, traditional authorities, CBCHS leaders, guardians of the graduates, friends and well wishers.
Speaking during the occasion, the CBC Director of Health Services Prof. Tih Pius Muffih christened the 2014 graduating class " The Batch of Hope", because he hoped they will make a positive difference in the community at a time characterised by challenges in the medical field, at a time when communities are threatened by both communicable and non communicable diseases, not leaving out the current African Ebola outbreak and cholera which has almost become endemic to some regions of Cameroon. The Public Health expert therefore called on the graduates to come out with a humble spirit and a determination to put into practice both the Mission and Vision Statements of the CBCHS. He extended his appreciation to the Government and other stakeholders for enabling the students to prepare themselves for greater works of service to the populations.
The Assistant Divisional Officer for Bui, Mr. Milla Felix on his part saluted the efforts of the CBCHS in partnering with the government to train Cameroonians in a bid to alleviate poverty and meet the health needs of the populations. He described the nursing profession as the continuation of Jesus' healing ministry on earth, while calling on the graduates to arm themselves with devotion and commitment, which are necessary ingredients in a profession that entail lots of sacrifices and selflessness.
Speaker after speaker at the event lauded the innovative and pacesetting services of the CBCHS, as evidenced by the eight graduates from the newly instituted Biomedical Science Department. According to the Principal of the PTSHP, Mr. Nkwan Jacob, the eight graduates from this new deparment have acquired specialised skills in hospital equipment maintenance and repair, as well as basic clinical skills. The Principal called upon government authorities to facilitate such technical trainings by providing the much needed equipment which are expensive and often scarce. He said such trainings could lead Cameroon to emergence by 2035, by opening new doors of opportunities.
In an academic discourse on " Suppression and its Effects on the Healing Process of a Patient", Mr. Mondi Ernest described health care as a holistic and comprehensive endeavour that takes into consideration other parts of the human body other than the physical. In this respect, Mr. Mondi said the mind as well as past events that have shaped personalities, and those around patients (care givers) have an important role to play in the healing process. He therefore called on both the health care providers and care givers to be mindful of the kind of words they proffer besides patients, even unconscious ones because they (words) are a non negligible factor in the healing process.
The ceremony culminated in the award of certificates and prizes to meritorious graduates in theory and practical in the ten departments of the School. Some staff who distinguished themselves also took home certificates of excellence. In this category, the school Principal was recognised for his innovation, hard work and professionalism at the head of the school for close to four years, while Ms. Mih Erica and Mrs. Fai Alice were crowned as best tutor and best mentor respectively. Dr. Keith Streatfeild, Anaesthetist course Coordinator on his part received a certificate of excellence for outstanding and sacrificial services both in the PTSHP and MBH for three long years, away from his native Australia, far from comfort and relatives.
The graduates also led the way in a fundraising exercise, aimed at completing the modern school building under construction.
As curtains fell over the 2014 edition of the PTSHP end of year and graduation ceremony, it will be remembered as one of the most eventful, colourful and highly attended occasions, probably auguring new horizons for the school.
CBCHS HIV Free Project Intensifies Partnership with NW Journalists
Journalists of the NW region have been reassured of their role in assisting the HIV Free Northwest and Southwest project of the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services (CBCHS) meet the project target of ANC uptake and male participation in the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV. The partnership between the journalists and the HIV Free project was strengthened during a one day workshop that held at the Baptist Centre Conference Hall in Bamenda on April 24, 2014 aimed at updating their skills in disseminating correct messages on HIV.
Addressing the over 100 journalists from over 40 media houses in attendance, the representative of the HIV Free project Principal Investigator (PI) and Director of Health Services (DHS), Prof. Tih Pius Muffih, in the person of Mr. Monju Johnson, the Business Official of the HIV Free project assured that the partnership with the journalists has come to stay given the vital role they play in informing and educating the population. Mr. Monju excused the absence of the DHS who was attending the Chiefs of Centre meeting in Banso but said the goal of this second workshop with journalists has not changed from the first one last year.
According to the Business Official, the refresher workshop was intended to update the skills of journalists to communicate right messages in order to reach the project goal of zero HIV new infections, zero AIDS related deaths and zero stigma and discrimination. For this reason, the DHS’ representative called on the journalists to be attentive to assimilate the workshop lessons, because the project can call them up anytime to carry the message of ANC uptake and partner participation to other regions of the country. He announced that the US government is impressed with the progress of the HIV Free SW and NW project and is increasing funding, reason why he called on all stakeholders including the journalists to accelerate sensitization efforts.
The project Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) officers, Nsom Emmanuel and Keng Vitalis portrayed statistics indicating that all the other objectives in Project Year Two (PY2) have been achieved by over 90 percent except for uptake of PMTCT services, which achievement rate is far below 50 percent.
Explaining the stress on PMTCT, Mr. Nkuoh Godlove, PMTCT Supervisor for HIV Free NW said over 90 percent of HIV infected babies are through this mode. He highlighted four cardinal points of PMTCT where the HIV transmission can be halted. These include: primary prevention, prevention of unwanted pregnancies in HIV positive women of reproductive age, PMTCT and care of the mother and infants who are HIV positive.
Mrs. Lem Edith, Programme Manager of the Option B+ project, otherwise called, Test and Treat presented the road covered so far in the pilot phase. She explained that Cameroon is shifting from Option A to Option B+ regimen owing to the good examples of African countries such as Malawi and Uganda that opted for Option B+ at the onset and have succeeded to keep their HIV transmission rate at bay. She said the CBCHS is piloting the project in 12 health facilities in the Bamenda Health District and 10 health facilities in the Kumba Health District, after which the government will use the results to scale up Option B+ in the entire country. Mrs. Lem revealed that a total of 472 women have been enrolled into the programme so far representing 72 percent of the target. She, however, lamented that maternal retention/adherence is barely 7 percent, which is a serious problem requiring assistance from stakeholders as journalists to enforce behavior change communication and calling on pregnant women to attend ANC alongside their partners.
The HIV Free NW Project Manager, Ms. Kuni Esther presented the project rationale, objectives and indicators for both the NW and SW. She said the project goal is to increase HIV Free survival and reduce HIV-related maternal and child mortality by increasing PMTCT uptake in SWR and NWR to 90 percent of pregnant women and HIV exposed infants by 2016. Ms. Kuni also reviewed the ANC messages and publications for use by the journalists.
Meanwhile, the Project Documentation Supervisor, Mr. Abanda Alphonse together with the journalists made an appraisal of radio dramas for behavior change communication. He distributed a new audio CD containing fresh radio dramas and spots on HIV to each of the Radio Stations to broadcast at peak periods.
Before the workshop rose, participants made proposals to better enhance the partnership between the CBCHS HIV Free project and journalists of the NW region. With this determination, participation left with the notion that ‘HIV is fighting a lost battle’.
CPE Graduates Twin Batch of Students
Some 18 students have completed and graduated from level one of the Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) in what has been described as a twin batch. The 10 social workers and 8 chaplain interns graduated on April 11, 2014 at the Baptist Centre Conference Hall in Bamenda after going through three months of theory at the CPE training centre in Bamenda. The interns will complete the 6-month training with practicum in the hospital sites for another two and half months to end in June 2014. The colourful graduation took place in the presence of family members and CBC leaders led by the General Secretary, Rev. Godwill Ncham.
Presenting the graduates, the CPE and Community Counseling Clinic (CCC) Director, Rev. Dr. Ndongndeh Godlove said the social workers and chaplain interns have been properly trained following current standards by carefully selected lecturers and professors, some coming from State and Christian Universities. Besides intensive theoretical class work, Rev. Dr. Ndongndeh said the social workers carried out and defended research projects on diverse topics while the chaplain interns underwent one-on-one assessment with the faculty. The research topics touched on the need of social workers in almost every domain of health care structure such as services for persons with disabilities, HIV and AIDS, Palliative Care and Orphan Care among others.
Another dimension of the training was the experience the students had during the “Disability Day” in Mbingo Baptist Hospital when they were disabled throughout the day either with blindness, a broken arm or leg as a means for them to have a feel of what persons with disabilities go through in daily life. In this way, the social workers and chaplains can better minister to this category of people. They also witnessed surgical operations in the theatre in order to care for such patients and their caregivers. Their experiences were re-capsulated at the graduation in the reflections presented by two social workers, one chaplain and two external students. The presentations revealed that the CPE training unmasked their ugly selves and transformed them into their real selves.
It was from this premise that the CPE Director announced that he was presenting the graduates with confidence pending completion of their practicum in the various hospital sites. Two of the 10 social workers come from external organizations, 3 internal students and 5 new recruits. Meanwhile, one of the chaplain interns, Felix Ndoyama is from the Lutheran Hospital (Church) in Ngaoundere, which has a long standing relationship with the CBCHS.
In their greetings, the dignitaries who spoke at the graduation ceremony congratulated the students for their hard work and perseverance to go through the intense course. Their spouses were also appreciated. While the CBC Field Director, Mr. Calvin Hohn cautioned against the harmful effects of globalization in embracing such training, he rejoiced that professionals such as those at CPE/CCC are there to guide us to maintain our culture within the context of the training.
The CBC General Secretary, Rev. Godwill Ncham, himself a former student of CPE, said the programme is a discovery to bring us to a point of humility. The CBC Chief Executive Officer revealed that he is considering to having pastors take CPE as one of the requirement for ordination. Like the Field Director, the CBC General Secretary called on the graduates to operate within the social context of our society.
The same admonition came from the Director of Health Services (DHS), Prof. Tih Pius Muffih who told the graduating social workers and chaplains to operate within their limits. The DHS went down memory lane tracing that the chaplaincy department in the CBCHS began with only 2 chaplains and has grown to 38 today. On the other hand, the social works department started timidly later on in 2003 and has also grown to 19 social workers today. Prof. Tih further explained that the two services were created to fill the gap where medicine is limited.
Other highlights of the graduation ceremony included: a sketch depicting the work of social workers in the community and clinic setting, photographs and a fellowship meal.
CBCHS Leaders Attend Alumni Conference on Health Management in Kenya
Some CBCHS leaders recently participated in a GIZ sponsored Conference on Health Care Management in Nairobi Kenya. The CBCHS delegation of eight leaders was led by the Chief of Administration and Finance (CAF), Mr. Warri Denis. Amongst other things, participants at the conference made recommendations for the improvement of the health systems, which recommendations centred on the various presentations that were made. They equally sort best practices that can be shared among African countries to enhance quality health care.
The CBCHS team at the conference through the Administrator of the CBC Health Services Complex in Mutengene, Mr. Ngang Paul made a ground breaking presentation on the optimization of pharmaceutical production. Following the presentation, the Optimization of Pharmaceutical Production was chosen as the best practice in Africa. According to the HSC Administrator, participants at the conference saw pharmaceutical production in Africa as a way to generate income and sustain health systems.
Given that the law of scarcity will never change, Mr. Ngang told the press that there is need for developing countries to maximize their resources so as to help impact on health care delivery especially to the poor who are always vulnerable. He revealed that it is thanks to optimization that the Central Pharmacy is now able to produce more products like the Ringer Lactated IV Solutions 500ml and Ciprofloxacin IV Solutions 100ml among others.
The conference participants from other African countries such as Tanzania, Malawi, Uganda and Kenya were amazed at the strides the CBC Central Pharmacy is already making in the production of pharmaceutical products like Infusion Fluids (IVs), Eye Drops, Medicated Soaps and the fact that some of the processes like the production of Eye Drops have been completely automated. Mr. Ngang regretted that in spite of the interest shown by some of these countries to begin importing such products from CP, they will not be able to meet with their interest given that CP is yet to acquire certification from the International Standardization Organisation (ISO) which confirms that good manufacturing practices are followed.
He noted that they are already in the process of obtaining the ISO certification that will enable CP to meet the needs of some African countries that are currently importing the products from China and other European countries. He said the government has already granted CP an Environmental Conformity to prove that we are environmental friendly in our pharmaceutical activities. CP is also working with a quality consultant to ensure that production is done following current good manufacturing practice. He noted that these are major steps towards the ISO certification.
Over FCFA 3 Million Raised to Support CCP
A grand musical jamboree and fundraising organized by the Chosen Children Programme (CCP) of the CBCHS has taken place at the Health Services Complex (HSC) in Mutengene with slightly over FCFA 3 million raised. The solemn occasion that took place on April 4, 2014 under the theme, “Give to a needy child and receive more from God” was attended by government officials, CBCHS leaders and CBC Church leaders in the Southwest Region.
In his address, the Southwest Regional Delegate for Public Health, Dr. Victor Njie Mbome who doubles as the Vice Chairman of the CBC Health Board said initiatives like the Chosen Children Programme play a vital role in partnering with government to increase people’s access to vital health promotion, education services and programmes. He described the musical jamboree and fundraising as an opportunity to invest in a project that promotes community involvement in health care and education on healthy living and prevention of communicable diseases; which will augment and enhance government’s provision of services in maternal health, child health, HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.
The Regional Delegate made it clear that by partnering with the CBCHS, the government is striving to provide sustainable holistic care and education to orphans as its own contribution in preparing ‘the future of our nation’. He stressed that such partnerships are because the public health care system cannot by itself meet up with these challenges especially that of addressing the health needs of vulnerable children like orphans.
In a captivating keynote address, the HSC Administrator, Mr. Ngang Paul said the CCP that was started in 2001 desires to see orphans whose parents died of HIV grow up to be balanced people in society. He highlighted that the programme offers services such as medical support, nutrition support, education support, caregivers' support and Christmas fellowship to the Chosen Children (orphans). “Desperate moments call for desperate attempts,” Mr. Ngang remarked stating that the programme has trained an engineer, doctors, nurses, teachers and military officers among others. He used the occasion to appreciate funders including the President of the Cameroon Health and Education Fund (CHEF), Dr. Thomas Welty and wife, Dr. Edie Welty as well as the North American Baptist Conference (NAB) for their support that continues to keep CCP alive.
The CBC Director of Health Services (DHS) was represented by the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Baptist Hospital Mutengene, Dr. Fokum Gadoski Waje who reiterated that the great work of CCP in both the Northwest and Southwest Regions of Cameroon cannot be accomplished without the generosity of funders and well-wishers.
The occasion was spiced with thrilling performances from the Association of Christian Musicians (ACM), the HSC Choir and presentation of poems by the Chosen Children. The solemn presentations by the Chosen Children in which they called on all present to fight for their rights to health care and education and be their voices in society left many visibly in tears. They testified that the programme has been able to take good care of them; giving them the reason to live and hope even in the absence of their parents who are of late.
The CCP General Supervisor, Pastor Bambo Denis told the CBCHS Press that the annual local fund raising which was launched in 2010 is a strategy of the CBCHS to ensure the sustainability and expansion of the programme while reducing over reliance on external funders. In addition to the NW and SW regions where the programme has gained ground, the CCP Supervisor said there are already children benefiting from programme in the West Region. He revealed that they have plans to expand the programme to other regions of Cameroon as the means become available.
Earlier in a devotional thought drawn from Galatians 6:9 and captioned, “Continue in good deeds”, the Chaplain of HSC, Pastor Ngangeh Silas exhorted all present to take after Jesus’ example of helping the needy, assuring them that in due time God will reward those who help especially vulnerable children.
It is worthy of note that the CCP is one of the ten components of the CBCHS AIDS Care and Prevention (ACP) programme. The CCP has as main aim to provide sustainable holistic care and education to orphans within their cultural context.