The Mbingo Baptist Hospital MBH of the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services CBCHS created some 65 years as a leprosy center Wednesday July 6, 2017 was host to an uncommon visitor; The French Ambassador to Cameroon H. E Gilles Thibault. His visit to the now referral hospital receiving patients from all over Cameroon and beyond was greeted with song and dance by a visibly satisfied and enthusiastic crowd.

 Amongst the many medical and social services being offered by MBH is the Outpatient and Inpatient services which according to the Director of CBCHS Prof Tih Pius Muffih “at the end of 2016 had a bed capacity of 295” for “ more than 100,000 patients with about 10,000 major and minor surgeries conducted.” The main reason for the Ambassador’s visit was to inaugurate a new Outpatient department. “With the completion of the new OPD where we are, these figures are certainly going to double or even triple in just a few years and this is thanks to the support of the Agence Francaise de Development (AFD).” Prof Tih said.
The gargantuan and beautiful edifice imposing itself in the heart of the MBH the CBCHS Director told the many present is as a result of a partnership agreement signed with the AFD in May 2014. “Under this partnership agreement, the CBC Health Services through a soft loan by the AFD has been upgrading her health care infrastructure and procuring specialized medical equipment for some of her key health facilities across the country. Upon completion of all these projects, CBC Health Services shall be able to provide quality care to over 100,000 more Cameroonians yearly.” Prof Tih told his guest.
On behave of the Executive President of the of the Cameroon Baptist Convention, the Rev Ngala Godlove praised the Prof Tih Pius led Heard Services for outstanding stewardship that has resulted in the realization which according to the Reverend will comfort those who mourn, strengthen the weak and ….. “Above all bring many to Jesus Christ.”
Addressing the event, the Ambassador noted that 40% of healthcare services in Cameroon is delivered by the private sector reason why is government elected to support the Cameroon Baptist Convention CBC Health Services in the realization of the project. H.E Gills expressed satisfaction with the statistics from the CBCHS on PMTCT services and others promising to work to cement partnership with France. According to the diplomat the CBCHS has emerged as a model to be developed all over the country.
Rev Dr Ndongndeh Godlove was privilege to dedicate in prayer the Mbingo Outpatient department being one of nine projects funded by the French Government within the CBCHS. The loan amounting to FCFA 3bn will the see the constructions of facilities amongst them; the Bafoussam Medical Block which is still underway, Mutengene Theatre Block, another in Ekouno and five others.
 Being thankful with the hope that the partnership between the CBC with “the AFD and the French government continues to grow beyond this current loan agreement”, Prof Tih Pius believes that “the CBC Health Services being one of the key healthcare providers in Cameroon continues to grapple with the challenges of providing quality health care to Cameroonians, many of whom are poor and unable to pay for their health care….. we continue to solicit for more of your support in order to continue to expand and improve on the quality of health care in Cameroon to reach more people who need quality health services.”
Derick BAKAH

Derick BAKAH

Bakah Derick is a Broadcast Presenter and Multimedia specialist with focus on sharing with the rest of the world the daily happenings in the Northwest Region of Cameroon. You can contact us on +237 675460750 or debakah2004@gmail.com.

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