Annual Report 2016: The Agatha Foundation
The organization was created as the will of the citizens to participate actively in protection of orphans especially by HIV/AIDs and empowerment of women on how to escape male chauvinism and as well as to take active role in the education of girl child and the realization of sustainable health condition.
The year 2016, the Agatha foundation in Cameroon, headed by Mme Happi Florence was completely engaged in humanitarian services by offering free medical care to the local communities of Cameroon.
In March 9th,2016. The Agatha Foundation signed a partnership agreement with the Humanitarian without borders of Saint Leonard Health Foundation (SLHF). This partnership was done to accomplish one of the Agatha foundation goals to provide medical care to the underprivileged women and children in our local communities. SLHF is a medical training school and a health foundation that offer medical services to the community of Bobende , Limbe and is also involve in humanitarian services to serve other communities both national and international through its non-governmental organisation, Humanitarian without Borders. Following the program of activities drawn by the two parties, we succeeded in reaching to about a 3000 women and children and even the male adults also benefited from our medical services.
We had 5 different lot of activities that were carried out during our health campaign outreach to various villages and communities around the nation of Cameroon. Sensitization on Hepatitis infection, hypertension, diabetes, malaria cervical cancer and HIV infections. Free Screening was done on these infections and free consultation and treatment were given to infected individuals. Surgeries were carried out to diagnosed cases. The SLHF provided well trained professionals and specialist staff that assisted the foundation in its activities.
A summary of the number of targeted population that were offered medical services this year 2016 are as follows:
|Community||Total number of patients seen||HIV cases detected||Hepatitis B cases||Malaria cases||Cervical cancer||Surgery done||Diabetic cases||Total number of children|
|Republic of Tchad – Communities and Refugee camps||965||348||323||156|
From the above table the 894 males also benefited from our services including children 1,153 and 2,660 female both adults and young adults. The different diagnosed cases were handed over to the nearest health centre in these areas for follow up. We hope to follow up our patients this year and established health clubs.
FUND RAISING PROGRAMS
In the aspect of sponsorship, so far the organisation with SLHF/HWB gave letters of appeal for support to various social meeting groups, institutions, individuals, embassies and municipalities in Cameroon to request for funding. Letters were given to American, South Korean, South African, Tunisia, German and Italian embassies, MTN network, company yaounde, Orange Network Company Yaounde, Nextel network Company Yaounde and World Bank However, there has been no reply yet.
Nevertheless we still need to go to these places for reminder and file in new request for 2017.
The foundation donated several medical equipment, office items and sponsorship of most of the health campaign outreach programs.
The Agatha Foundation donated an Electrocardiogram machine, printers and rim of papers, office folders and stationeries, diabetic kits, surgical tubes , drugs, and some clinical equipment to Saint Leonard Health Foundation. We also donated food stuff bags of rice and bags of salt to the social widow group, Limbe.
|Food stuff to the social widows group||Bags of rice and bags of salt|
|Social widows group health campaign program||
|Wovia outreach program||
|Botaland outreach program||
|Mokunda outreach program||
|Wotutu outreach program||
|Bamegui outreach program||
|Wabane outreach program||
|Republic of Tchad – Communities and Refugee camps||
Lack of running budget which make outreach programs to be delayed and restriction of the total number of patients to be received and the number of days to be spent in a particular village.
There is a need of available resources so that we can spend about a week in a particular village to attend to the needs of the people.
There was lack of stipend to personnel.
Our roads are still earthy and therefore it makes transportation difficult and expensive.
To ameliorate this, the organisation needs an office vehicle for its services.
The need for availability of screening materials and surgical equipment.
During the year 2016, we are able to meet the health needs of about 4,707 people.
We succeeded in getting about 10 young girls from bamangui and Wabane villages to be trained as Nursing assistant and State registered Nurse at SLHF medical school. These students after their training will be placed at the villages and serve their community.
We hope to improve on our services this year 2017 to reach a target of 8000 women and children and also to provide scholarship for young girls.
Submitted by the coordinator of the Agatha Foundation Cameroon
Mme Happi Florence