As per our action plan for the last fiscal year, Rural Doctors have exceeded
expectations and impact (209%). Health assistance missions reached out to
7766 patients. Out of this number, 53% were internally displaced due to the
socio-political crisis in the North-West and South-West Regions of Cameroon.
Female patients were dominant (75%). The most vulnerable groups; pregnant
women, children and the elderly, made up 58% of patients. Most patients were
treated for malaria (28.2%). A total of 156 poor and vulnerable pregnant
women benefited from antenatal care services. Most of the pregnant women
received were internally displaced (82.7%). Due to poverty, half of the pregnant
women catered for were in their 3rd trimester of pregnancy already but unable
to afford basic antenatal care.
We want to do more. Despite the sufficient available human resources and
access into affected communities, funding is quite low to meet the rising
needs of these vulnerable communities.