The Doctor to patient ratio in Cameroon is one doctor for every 40,000 people. Compare this to the United States where there is one doctor for every 320 Americans! No wonder that the great majority of Cameroonians never see an academically-trained physician their entire life.
The health sector of Cameroon has been a major challenge for the national government. The scramble for medical attention is so alarming that one can term it survival of the fittest. The country has a respected physician training program, unfortunately many graduating professionals end up migrating to other countries for greener pastures.
The lack of quality health services is a visibly expressed and a serious felt need of most of our Torches in Cameroon. To respond to this need, the Foundation has established two community health clinics in the villages of Nkambe and Njinikijem, both in the Belo sub division of the North West Region of the country. These small health institutions, despite all the difficulties they face, are providing vital services to their communities.
Presently the clinic is facing serious challenges securing a qualified full-time staff. We therefore are appealing to retired physicians, missionaries and volunteers that our doors are open to welcome them spend short term missions and frequent medical missions with us here so that we can effectively meet the need of these poor communities.