CAMFOMEDICS: Building bridges and giving back to the cameroonian and german society


My fingers are gliding across my keyboard faster than ever, so full of excitement because I am writing my first blog entry on a group of individuals.And yes, it's in health care: again charity begins at home.

CAMFOMEDICS is an acronym for Germano-Cameroonian Forum for Medical and Paramedical Sciences. It was founded in 1994 by a group of medical professionals and students of Cameroonian origin with the aim of using knowledge and its exchange to build bridges between Cameroon and Germany.It is a Diaspora-Initiative for the promotion of sustainable health care in Cameroon.

Their annual Health and Technology Workshop organised since 2007 in Cameroon has proven to be a fundamental building block in health care development. It holds this year from 28.09 - 05.10 in Ngaoundere with special focus on

-Hypertension and Diabetes ( Dr. Pierre Thierry Noah - Cardiologist - Germany),
-Cataract Surgery (Dr. Kono Kono Jean Oscar - Opthamology, Surgeon- Germany),
-Uterine Cancer ( Dr. Ivo Azeh) and
-Reanimation and Basic Life Support ( Dr. Yves Obiombock - Traumatology, Surgeon - Germany)

With Dr. med. Ivo Azeh (Internal medicine, Specialist in Oncology, University of Essen Germany) President of Camfomedics at Challenge Cameroonais.