Allat Baptist Health Center
The community of Allat saw a need for a health post in their area and applied to Life Abundant Primary healthcare programme (LAP) of the CBC Health Services. Following the application and after a health survey conducted by LAP, a primary health centre (PHC) was created in Allat in 1986. Two community health workers were trained and posted to work in the PHC. The two workers saw an average of 200 patients every month.
The quest for more services that could only be offered by qualified and specialized staff led to the upgrading of the PHC into an integrated health centre of the CBC Health Services on July 30, 1987. In 2014, the average number of patients seen every month rose to 250. In the same year, the staff strength was 12 including one screener. The health centre operates on a three-shift system; 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. and 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. Clients seen at the health centre come from Allat and neighbouring villages like Assawa, Mbenguedji, Bani, Altine and Toukouroua. The population of Allat is predominantly livestock farmers.
Outpatient Services: They are general consultation with common diseases including malaria, intestinal infections, urinary tract infections, respiratory tract infections, hypertension, diabetes and epilepsy, pharmacy services, laboratory services, treatment room for minor surgeries, maternal child health (MCH) services like antenatal clinic (ANC), deliveries (an average of 5 per month), infant welfare clinic, outreach for vaccination and consultation and security services.
Inpatient Services: The very sick clients are admitted in the health centre. There are 16 hospital beds spread out in four wards; Children’s Ward, Women’s Ward, Men’s Ward and Maternity Ward.
Location: Allat Baptist Health Centre is found in Mayo Banyo Subdivision, Mayo Banyo Division in the Admamwa Region of Cameroon. It falls under Allat Health Area in the Banyo Health District.
Tel.: (+237) 679201982 (Chief of Centre)
670673922 (Health Centre)