Sabga Baptist Health Center
Prior to 1986, the community of Sabga observed a need for a health centre in their community. A health committee was therefore formed and two villagers were designated for training; one as a Traditional Birth Attendant (TBA) and the other as a Pharmacy Staff. After the duo had been trained, the community started a health post in 1986 supervised by GTZ. The health post comprised a consultation room, delivery room and drug store. The two workers at the time were paid by the community.
Government Health Centre Kedjom Ketingo later on took over supervision with the health post being their outreach area. A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) known as CAPITOL equally administered the health post for some time. They came in with their workers and equipment. At this juncture, the health post was beginning to experience growth.
The villagers with the support of people of goodwill put up a structure to conveniently host the services in the present permanent site. Given the continuous quest for quality services offered by qualified staff, the community through the village health committee would later express their desire for the CBC Health Services to take over the health facility. In 2003, a delegation from the Life Abundant Primary healthcare programme (LAP) came to Sabga and finalised a deal with the community. Later, on June 23, 2003 the health post, which would be named Sabga Baptist Health Centre was officially handed to the CBC. The health centre has remained a pacesetter in service delivery in this predominantly Fulani cattle rearers area after the CBC took over.
Sabga Baptist health centre is supervised by Mbingo Baptist Hospital (MBH). With 15 permanent staff as at 2015 up from two at creation, the centre sees an average of 400 patients per month. A total of 4,698 were seen at the Outpatient Department in 2014. The health centre is opened 24/7 and operates on a three shift system (7am to 2pm, 2pm to 9pm and 2pm to 7am). Clients come from Sabga and neighbouring places like Ndop, Balikumbat, Bamessing and Small Babanki. Sabga Baptist Health Centre is one of the first ProFam centres in the CBC Health Services to be approved in 2014.
They include General Consultation, Maternal Child Health Services (ANC, deliveries-an average of four deliveries conducted in a month, and postpartum care), Laboratory Services, Pharmacy Services, Treatment Room (minor Surgeries), Registration/payment, Family Planning (the health centre is affiliated to the ProFam Network), Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) services, Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI), Infant Welfare Clinic (IWC) (health education done and measles yellow fever vaccination), Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) for HIV, Admissions (the five wards with a bed capacity on 16 are the Men’s, Women’s, Children’s, Maternity and Private Wards), Laundry Services, Chaplaincy Services and Security Services.
Sabga Baptist Health Centre is located on the way to Ndop from Bamenda just before you descend the famous Sabga Hill. It is found in Tubah Sub Division, Mezam Division of the Northwest Region of Cameroon. The health centre is found in the Sabga health area which is bounded by Bambili, Bambui, Kedjom Keku, Tikebeng and Kedjom Ketingo health areas. The population is predominantly Muslims.
Tel: +237 67582 9017 / 65597 8835