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Cameroon Has a Healthcare System

Aug 18, 2007
The Republic of Cameroon is a unitary republic of central and western Africa. It borders Nigeria to the west, Chad to the northeast, the Central African Republic to the east and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and the Republic of the Congo to the south.

Cameroons coastline lies on the Bight of Bonny, part of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. The country is called Africa in miniature for its geological and cultural diversity.

Natural features include beaches, deserts, mountains, rainforests and savannas.

The highest point is Mount Cameroon in the southwest, and the largest cities are Douala, Yaound, and Garoua.

Cameroon is home to over 200 different ethnic and linguistic groups.

The country is well known for its native styles of music, particularly makossa and bikutsi and for its successful national football team.

English and French are the official languages.

Cameroon is diverse with predominantly French cooking in hotels. Hotels remain opened so long as there are guests. If you visit Buea or Limbe, you can visit Atlantic Beach hotel which is a stone throw from the Botanical Garden. The hotel has a black and white night club. Most hotels have night clubs within the hotels. There are shopping centers, fishing centers and even hunting parks. You need a special license and special instructions before you can hunt in Cameroon. In Yaounde, the story is different.

Cameroons healthcare system is fairly developed in Douala and Yaounde. Hospitals in these cities have nationals who are trained both in Cameroon and overseas. There are also many expatriates working in various private hospitals and clinics in the cities. Elsewhere rural NW region of Cameroon, there are dilapidated buildings constructed by the former colonies of the country that have been abandoned. A typical case is Presbyterian General Hospital Acha Tugi that has medical equipment dating 1964 when the hospital was constructed.

Common diseases included malaria and cardiovascular diseases and HIV/AIDS. Infectious diseases are rampant in rural areas especially where there is neglect as evident by the lack of roads and other basic living conditions such as clean water supply, food and electricity.

This is a rich culture, but as most of rural Cameroon regions is plagued by diseases and suffering. Maybe the best the world can give them is hope through this healthcare initiative, which has a potential of revolutionizing how we assist humankind suffering all over the world. Maybe from sorrow and pain and grief rises the sun on a forgotten region.
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Douglas Scott works for The Rental Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The Cameroon Rental Site
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