Nwat Baptist Health Center
It was started in 2004 as a Primary Health Centre (PHC) of the Life Abundant Primary Healthcare Programme (LAP) of the CBCHS to help meet the pressing health needs of the people. With great support from the people, the Community Hall was handed over to host the PHC. At creation there were five Community Health Workers and two LAP promoters who worked diligently to take care of the patients. On January 1, 2013 the CBCHS upgraded the PHC and gave it the status of a health centre.
Nwat Baptist Health Centre today has 17 permanent workers and three temporal. In spite of the many health institutions in Nwat, the health centre sees an average of 300 patients every month. The supervising hospital, Banso Baptist Hospital (BBH) pays a doctor’s support visit to Nwat Baptist Health Centre every month. The health centre operates 24/7 on a three shift system (7am to 2pm, 2pm to 9pm, and 9pm to 7am).
Patients seen in the health centre are from Nwat village itself and other villages like Mbirkwa, Sabongari, Manwa, Kurrt, Nwanti, Ntem, Bini, Nyerong and Kumchum among others.
Outpatient Services are General Consultations, Laboratory Services, Pharmacy Services, Maternal Child Health Services (Antenatal Clinic, deliveries (an average of 12 deliveries conducted per month), Infant Welfare Clinic, PMTCT), Treatment Room, Registration/payment, Health Education in the health centre on nutrition, diseases and general hygiene, Outreach (community health education and vaccination), Family Care and Treatment of HIV and Support Group for persons living with HIV, Monthly eye consultation on support visits, Security Services
The health centre has a bed capacity of 28 and does admission of cases that require close follow up. There are three wards namely Women/Children’s Ward, Men’s Ward and Labour Room/Maternity Ward.
Nwat Baptist Health Centre is located in Nwat Village in Nwa Sub-Division, Dunga Matung Division of the Northwest Region of Cameroon.
Tel. +237 67759 6636 (COC)
67496 6823 (Security Post)