Universal Health Coverage..AEMRN leaves no one behind: Heading soon to Northern Sierra Leone with Diaspora Medical Team as at same time patients from our last mobile clinics in Cameroon are being operated upon.

Dear all,

 

As it is we ran mobile clinics in South Western Cameroon some time ago –

https://www.facebook.com/AEMRN/photos/a.1325691220811664.1073741852.146349992079132/1325724130808373/?type=3&theater

 

During the clinics we diagnosed several patients with various ailments that needed elective surgical intervention.

 

Now, in the context of South-South Collaboration a famous Cameroon Surgeon, Dr. Georges Bwelle a Visceral Surgeon specialist in Yaounde Central Hospital, Cameroon and same time President and founder of Ascovime – ­ http://www.ascovime.org/ - who was also top 10 of the CNN Heroes of the year 2013 - and his team are at this very moment on the road to Ntali village to have those patients operated there tomorrow 11th October, 2017.

 

 AEMRN Intl. Switzerland and AEMRN Cameroon members are affording him the logistical and other support. Our special thanks to the AERM Consultant Cameroon Dr. Asomba Tobias and team for their untiring efforts.

 

The journey from Yaounde to Ntali will take about 12 hours each way be road including the last 2 hours from Nguti to Ntale on motorbikes as the village is not accessible with a vehicle.

 

It is indeed a huge logistical challenge, but for Dr. Bwelle and AEMRN, no one should be left behind in the access to quality healthcare even with meagre financial resources.

 

One can just imagine the smiles on the faces of those patients after the operations and making them very fit again for their mainly farm work and once more economically productive again.

It is often said that it may not matter how happy we are but rather, how others are made happier because of the extra miles we take to alleviate their suffering!!

 

 

Suffices to mention that Dr. Bwelle was also in Bo Southern Sierra Leone in June 2016 - http://www.ascovime.org/rapport-de-campagne-sierra-leone-2016 - and was facilitated by Ms. Josephine Garnem a very close collaborator. AEMRN was actively involved in the planning.

 

Furthermore all is now set for the AEMRN, United Nations Agency International Organization of Migration (IOM) sponsored Diaspora Medical Mission with mobile clinics to Kabala and other hard to reach town and villages in Koinadugu district in Northern Sierra Leone from end of October to mid November 2017. The work is in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) Sierra Leone, the Office of Diaspora Affairs (ODA) Sierra Leone and other partners. Some advance team have arrived and are already at Kabala Government Hospital.

 

AEMRN will be leading the team of Surgeon, Physicians, Dermatologists, Dentists, Mental Health Specialists, Nurses and Nursing Midwives and other health supporting staffs and very much look forward to the trip. We are scheduled to pay courtesy calls and audiences with several dignitaries including H.E. the President of Sierra Leone during our time in the country.

 

The outcomes of above and other initiatives will be presented at our Conference in December at the United Nations Palais des Nations Geneva.

The registration link can be accessed from here: https://reg.unog.ch/event/21488/

 

Indeed “Together We Can Make It Happen”.

 

Cheers,

 

Dr. Senessie and AEMRN Team – www.aemrn.org