A three-day health jamboree dubbed the ‘Yaounde Healthcare Week’ has officially kicked-off in the nations capital.It is organized in partnership with the Ministry of Public Health and Pharmpro consulting, AGP.
The Yaounde Healthcare Week is held under the theme: Non Communicable diseases: priorities and solutions for the Nation.
The event will feature scientific conferences debates, workshops, sensitization campaigns and a symposium.
The three days healthy Jamboree will see the participation of 500 participants, with the holding of 34 symposiums, 12 sessions of each 60mins meant for practical exercises.
The scientific committee responsible for the organization of the three-day health jamboree has at its helm Professor Mbanya Jean Claude, Endocrinology at the University of Yaounde 1 , Faculty of Medicine and head of the Scientific Committee, Professor Bahebeck Jean Traumatology at the Faculty of Medicine UY1.
“Adding to the program, will be the holding of 6 sessions for scientific presentations by some renown experts from South Africa, Gabon and Congo. We thought it wise to give room to our public via the holding of 3 debates sessions and open discussions” Mbanya Jean Claude said
“The E-health innovation will be on spotlight, likewise the participation of the Cameroon Medical Students Association and officials of the Ministry of Public health, whose presences will be to make a résumé of the rate of non-communicable diseases relevance in Cameroon. Also, an exhibition of pharmaceutical firms, the latest technological and medicine apparatuses”, he added.
The Yaounde Healthcare Week has as objective to sensitize the Cameroonian community on how to avoid non-communicable diseases which are related to daily life styles. Some these diseases include mental health, cardiovascular diseases, high blood, cancer, Covid-19 and diabetes because they affect everyone in the society.
All the above mentioned diseases have a common factor which could be the family, tobacco in take, lack of physical activities, malnutrition, obesity and alcohol consumption
The health experts shall equally be teaching the people on how to manage chronic diseases such as HIV, how to manage patients suffering from non-communicable diseases, why Covid-19 vaccines should be taken and the endangers of not taking the vaccine.
The organizers intend to work hand in glove with the media, with the ultimate gold to educate the Cameroonian community on how to prevent non communicable diseases.
Also, educate the school children on non-communicable diseases, which will help to share these values with some of their parents at home.
By Brian Mbenowoh