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MOBILE CLINIC CAMPAIGN

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Description

In line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and recent advances in medical technology, as well as increased use of telemedicine, mobile clinics can be efficiently used to provide health care services in rural communities. The effectiveness of this method of health service delivery is highly reliant on the fact that the clinic must be in the right place to ensure the optimal level of demand is met.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The diagnosis, treatment and prevention of chronic medical conditions continues to be one of the most important, yet least successfully met, challenges facing the world today.
A greater fraction of deaths recorded in Cameroon according to the 2018 annual report from Cameroon’s Ministry of Public Health – are due to diseases as compared to another natural factors such as accidents. Some of these diseases include; malaria, typhoid, HIV/AIDS, hypertension and diabetes. In recent years the country has seen the number of deaths caused by these diseases – especially malaria – slump due to intensified efforts to fight against wide spread infections and fatalities.
However, the numbers are not satisfactory and to some extent are in accurate because it excludes highly inaccessible areas and the method of data collection permits double counting of cases rather than separating concerns.
In order to help the government understand the true nature and have a clear picture of the average health status of its citizens, this project will serve as a tool for effective distribution of medical care and collection of new data from specific areas of interest which includes the most vulnerable.

Project outline
2.1. RATIONAL FOR THE PROJECT
In line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and recent advances in medical technology, as well as increased use of telemedicine, mobile clinics can be efficiently used to provide health care services in rural communities. The effectiveness of this method of health service delivery is highly reliant on the fact that the clinic must be in the right place to ensure the optimal level of demand is met.
The use of mobile clinics in rural areas in Cameroon aims to relieve the pressure of the already overloaded district and sub-district health facilities. Many patients travel for kilometers to the hospitals and the clinics in search of medical assistance, therefore it is needed to bring mobile clinics to people in rural areas or others who are in need.
2.2. Barriers to health care
2.2.1. Language and customs
In habitants of rural areas hold on strongly to their customary believes, some of which does not permit them to use modern medicine except traditional medicine.
Despite English and French being the official languages of Cameroon, some individuals find it difficult to communicate using any of these languages but communicate with ease using their native languages. This limits their socialization and freedom of expression with individuals outside their clan with unrelated customs.
2.2.2. Awareness
Most people are clueless to the dangers that they expose themselves or potential solutions to their problems, thus, underestimate the extent of their vulnerabilities.
2.3.3. Transportation
Given the huge difference in population densities between rural and urban areas influenced by economic activities which promotes rural exodus, transportation to clinics pose difficulties for the inhabitants in the rural communities who can neither afford nor find an easier means of transportation other than walking. 2.4. Activities of the mobile clinic and project duration
This project is scheduled to be implemented in 10 rural communities. Each community will benefit from the services for not more than 7 working days over a period of one year with considerable breaks between trips enable impact assessment and integration of new personnel and ideas.
The mobile clinics will offer services such as;
• Pregnancy tests
• Ultrasounds
• Diabetes and blood pressure testing
• HIV/AIDS testing and counselling
• Sensitization on sanitation
• Education on smoking hazards
• Prevention and treatment of malaria
• Training on First Aid procedures.
• Donations of medications and other health necessities such as mosquito nets, wheel chairs and portable first aid kit.
2.5. Human resource
Given the scope of this project, the number of personnel will vary according to communities. The labor force will include the following category of people;
 Voluntary doctors
 Voluntary nurses
 Drivers
 Voluntary health counsellors
 Voluntary laboratory technicians
 Local and international volunteers.
2.6. Stakeholders and Partnership criteria
Stakeholders include every participant in the project who also serve as partners such as;
- The community
- Local government
- The organization
- Health centers
- Educational institutions
- Donors and other organizations.
There will be no financial benefits to any stakeholder as all work will be considered as a philanthropic gesture to the respective communities.
2.7. Financial resource and allocation.
The total budget for this project is estimated to be forty million francs CFA (40, 000,000). This budget is required to cover the following operation cost areas.

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