A cross section of children in a community who were de-wormed

Bakoma Janet Lokenye – Home Based Care for Elderly Persons

Health Hive Humanitarian Action – HHHA – is a home based care service for elderly persons that provides a primary health care approach. Through this project we seek to provide proximity health services to elderly persons trapped in the circle of vulnerability due to the ongoing arm conflict in the two English speaking regions of Cameroon. For the past four years we embarked on geriatric services following a health survey, which revealed the non existence of specialized services for the elderly. This situation has been further compounded by the crisis that has led to about 600,000 Internally Displaced Persons.

The majority of those affected are children, women and the elderly. Considering the fact that most of the people in this category are suffering from terminal ailments and that they equally face mobility problems, which has been worsened by the absence of care givers, our project seeks to rescue these categories of persons who in the African culture are considered as custodians of our tradition.

With the grant from The Pollination, we shall provide medical assistance to 100 internally displaced elderly men and women who have relocated to Buea municipality in the SW region of Cameroon, and whose health situation has deteriorated due to poor medical attention. Our focus will be on measuring their blood pressure levels, blood sugar levels, and their personal hygiene. HHHA shall provide them with essential medication. This project shall be carried out with a team of volunteer doctors and nurses.