Kumba Baptist Health Center
Created in 1989, Kumba Baptist Health Centre (KBHC) stands today as one of the fast growing urban health centres of the CBCHS. From creation till 2012 the health centre operated only as an outpatient but with increasing demand for more services, inpatient services were added. Today, with 92 staff KBHC sees an average of 4000 patients per month. The supervising hospital, Baptist Hospital Mutengene (BHM) pays a doctor’s support visit to the health centre every month.
Outpatient Services. These included daily consultations, counseling (spiritual, social, and nutritional counseling), eye services, dental services, Laboratory services, physiotherapy, ultrasound, Maternal Child Health (Antenatal Clinic, PMTCT-Option B+, Infant Welfare Clinic-vaccination and nutrition counseling), Women’s Health Programme & Family Planning (cervical & breast cancer screening), Social Services and Treatment Room where Incision and drainage, circumcision and removal of Lymphoma are done.
Also, a satellite store of the CBC Central Pharmacy went operational in Kumba Baptist Health Centre in 2014 and is serving CBCHS, Government and other private health facilities under the Performance Based Financing (PBF) project in that part of the country.
Inpatient Services. KBHC does admissions of difficult cases that require close follow up. The health centre has a bed capacity of 19 spread out in four wards namely maternity, men, women and children’s wards. Maternity services are gaining ground with KBHC conducting an average of 30 deliveries every month with good postpartum care offered to clients.
Other Services. The centre offers catering services (canteen and housekeeping), security services with six guards and chaplaincy services with one chaplain.
Project: The main project is to complete the health centre building. The first and second floors of the building have to be completed and put into use under the Strategy Nine Project Package (S9PP). Another project is to fence the entire health centre.
Location: KBHC is located in Meta Quarter in Kumba II Sub-Division, Meme Division of the Southwest Region of Cameroon. It is found on the same environment with the Cameroon Baptist Convention Seminary Kumba.