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Kumbo Council Staff/EXCO Drilled on Child Protection Issues

Kumbo Council Staff/EXCO Drilled on Child Protection Issues

Holding against the backdrop of Kumbo Council’s partnership with the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services (CBCHS) the main objective of this workshop was for participants to gain knowledge on the various dispositions available and also to take concrete actions to protect children. In attendance were eighty (80) staff members of...
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Kumbo Council strengthens Cooperation ties with Lacrosse-Wisconsin

Kumbo Council strengthens Cooperation ties with Lacrosse-Wisconsin

A delegation of seven made up of the following persons:1) Sara Sullivan - Former City of La Crosse Council Member and Official Representative of La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat2) Nickijo Hager- Vice President of Mission and Organizational Learning, Mayo Clinic - Franciscan3) Sister Helen Elsbernd - Vice President, Franciscan Sisters...
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Kumbo Council KOICA Partnership

Kumbo Council KOICA Partnership

Within the framework of the partnership between Kumbo Council and the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), a workshop on Rural Development was organized to sensitize participants on the training opportunities available in Korea and to design and provide comprehensive training programs which take cognizance of local realities for the next...
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Kumbo Council Seeks ways to curb mental illnesses

In collaboration with the Family Care Center of the Banso Baptist Hospital that treats people with mental, neurological and substance use disorders, Kumbo Council held a workshop titled ‘’No Health Without Mental Health’’. The objective of this workshop was to develop the capacity of community members to ensure sustainable mental...
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CBM's Working Visit to Kumbo Council

This visit was in line the memorandum of understanding the Kumbo Council signed with the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services in 2015. The MOU has as main objective to promote inclusive development, making sure that persons with disability involved in all project stages. The CBM team therefore came to evaluate...
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Mayor's Cup, a pathway to peace and unity

The 11th edition of the Kumbo Council Mayor’s Cup Competition final was played 18th December 2016. This is an annual sports event organized by the Kumbo Council since 2006 to encourage youths and to expose their sporting talents in games such football, handball and basketball.The Football Final was played between...
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12th Edition of Mayor’s Day

As tradition demands, Kumbo Council commemorated the 12th edition of Mayor’s Day on 20th and 21st April 2017. Unlike previous edition, it was a two day event beginning on day one with a visit at the Kumbo Principal Prison where the over 129 inmates received basic needs and a grinding...
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Plans for 2017 x-rayed  during Budget Session

Plans for 2017 x-rayed during Budget Session

Kumbo Council on Thursday, December 1, 2016, voted a budget balanced in income and expenditure at the sum of FCFA 896,295,752, in an ordinary Council session. In comparison to last year’s budget, there is an increase of 11.3% worth FCFA 91.467.150 in absolute terms. This projected increase is because rigorous revenue...
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Kumbo Council Wins FEICOM Award Again

Kumbo Council Wins FEICOM Award Again

Kumbo Council again emerged victorious at the Special Council Support Fund for Mutual Assistance, FEICOM, and National Award for Councils’ Local Development Best Practices. She won the second edition for the Regional Prize for Northwest Region launched in partnership with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, worth FCFA 2...
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Kumbo Council's Excellence Awards

Kumbo Council's Excellence Awards

Forty (40) public and lay private schools in Kumbo each received a prize of excellence from the Kumbo Council for their performances during the end of course examinations in the 2015/2016 academic year. This initiative came into being some five years ago to encourage schools that perform extremely well by...
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Kids Corner of Kumbo Public Library

Kids Corner of Kumbo Public Library

The Kumbo Council Bernard Fonlon Information Centre; the Kumbo Public Library. Nowadays, many people think that libraries are a thing of the past due to the digital revolution and the rise of a gadget captivated society, thus the role of libraries is being undervalued especially by youths. That...
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Kumbo Water Authority:

KWA is the community water management organization which provides safe drinking water in Kumbo. KumboWaterAuthority.org

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Health Care Provision in Kumbo:

There are two main hospitals in Kumbo, which are widely known for the good quality of services they provide. They are: The St. Elizabeth Hospital Shisong and the Banso Baptist Hospital. Both hospitals have training schools for health personnel. St. Elizabeth Hospital presently has a Cardiac Centre that has already sponsored some cardiac patients in Italy for surgery. A School Of Surgeons has begun in Banso Baptist Hospital  known as the Pan African College of Christian Surgeons. This school will offer high quality training to would-be African surgeons.

Nonetheless, traditional medicine still plays a vital role in lives of the Kumbo people.  It transcends areas where modern medicine has actually failed to reach or has met with limitations.  The dual role played by some traditional doctors (herbalists and diviners) gives them an honorable position in society, for it is alleged that they do not only cure but also heal.  They serve a greater need especially where the patient cannot easily identify the cause of an ailment or cannot afford the high cost of modern medicine.  Some people believe there are illnesses that only traditional medicine can cure. Some visit the traditional doctor after having visited the hospitals in vain.  They turn to traditional medicine as their last hope.

Above all Kumbo is benefiting from a Mutual Health Fund organized by GTZ - Sante in collaboration with the Kumbo Council.  The fund will make people financially viable to purchase health services, by contributing money to the fund and obtaining a card with which they can be readily treated if they fall sick. A convention has therefore been signed with the Banso Baptist Hospital and the Shisong General Hospital, for people registered in the fund to go to any of these hospitals for health services. With this project, the health situation of the people of Kumbo has been improved.

The Mutual Health Fund has made the people of Kumbo financially viable to purchase health services by contributing money to the fund and obtaining a card, with which they can readily be treated if they fall sick. It has been noticed that most people do not go to the hospital because they do not have money. With the card people can be easily treated and the card can be given to somebody else to use. The first card one uses, gives him an advantage to have a bonus for a second level or second card. For example a credit card of 10,000 Frs gives a bonus of 5%. A convention of treatment will be put in place with the hospitals shortlist for the mutual health fund. (Shisong General Hospital and Banso Baptist Hospital) By the convention, there will be rules of treatment, guiding the doctor on what to do illnesses will be separated into levels, according to their gravity and there is a list of medications that the hospitals will have to accept. With the technical assistance of GTZ - sante, it is also envisaged that the two private hospitals will be given more assistance in the realm of specialist services, and easy access to drugs. People are also advised to register as a group to make it work more efficiently and contribute as a group to come up easily with a tangible sum. Read more about this wonderful project on its Website - www.kumbomutualhealth.org

 

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