Purpose Medical Mission: Building the Healthcare

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Purpose Medical
Mission:
Building the
Healthcare
Infrastructure in
Cameroon Africa
Nicole Hines MSN, CIC
Sixtus Atabong PA-C MPAS
Asongu Ncho MSII
What is our Mission?
Our Mission:
• Rooted in the healing ministry of Christ,
Purpose Medical Mission was created to
provide quality healthcare programs and
services to the people in need around the
southwest province of Cameroon.
Our Goal:
• Establish health clinics and urgent care
centers in small towns and farming villages to
enhance preventative care and treat illnesses
and injuries.
Implementation:
• Promote and organize visiting programs of
volunteers, ministers, health professionals,
teachers, other professionals and
paraprofessionals to Cameroon to expand
evangelism and health awareness.
Who are we?
Where is Cameroon, Africa?
Why Cameroon?
• Cameroon is the home of Sixtus
Atabong and his family- you
need safe connections
• The government supports our
efforts
• The safety of our volunteers
• There is an extreme need for
healthcare
Demographics for Cameroon
Population:19 million
Age structure
0-14 years: 40.9% (male 3,891,762/female
3,822,870)
15-64 years: 55.9% (male) 5,298,143/female
5,250,493)
65 years and over: 3.3% (male
283,289/female 332,744) (2010 est.)
Median age
total: 19.3 years
male: 19.2 years
female: 19.4 years (2010 est.)
Quick Facts
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Capital of Cameroon: Yaoundé
Largest city: Douala
Unemployment rate: 30 %
Poverty: 40% of population below national
poverty line.
• Life expectancy at birth: 46
years
• Child malnutrition 18% of children under 5
• Top 5 Causes of Death, all
ages: HIV/AIDS, Lower Respiratory
infections, Malaria, Diarrheal diseases,
Perinatal diseases
Major Infectious Diseases
Degree of risk: Very High
• Food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and
protozoa diarrhea, hepatitis A and E, and
typhoid fever
• Vector borne diseases: malaria and yellow
fever
• Water contact disease: schistosomiasis
• Respiratory disease: meningococcal
meningitis
• Animal contact disease: rabies
(2009)
Major Chronic Diseases
Primary Industry
• Lumbar
• Cocoa and
Coffee
• Bananas and
Plantains
• Cotton
• Petroleum
• Rubber
Chronic Health Issues
• Arthritis
• Diabetes
• HTN
• Poor Vision/cataract
• Chronic Pain
´üÂMajor Trauma Related to Motorcycle
Accidents
So what are we doing?
Creating
Healthcare
From the
Ground Up
Starting from Scratch
From the Beginning - 2008
The Creation of “Healing Touch Medical Center”
Where did we get the supplies?
We needed
security!
Walls for
triage going
up
The Creation of Exam Rooms
What We Saw
In 2008, we saw 250 patients and performed 13
surgeries
2009
2009- We needed Transportation
Thank Goodness for Air Conditioning!
Triage is Built
What We Saw
In 2009, we saw 400 patients and
performed 23 surgeries
2010- “Mobile Operating Room”
Contractors' at
LCU
Based on what we saw in 2008 and 2009, we
knew we needed to “Dream Bigger”
Building our “OR”
OR arriving in
Cameroon
Our Dream Becomes Reality
Hernia Repair
The first surgery in the new “OR”
What We Saw
Post -OP
The only building
with Air
Conditioning
In 2010, we saw 500 patients and performed 54
surgeries
Needs
Orthopedics, Wounds, Pediatrics
What does 2011 look like?
Children's Wing
Sustaining the Impact
Employees
• Clinic Administration
• 12-15 Full time nurses
– Average Salary
$150/month (fees/hosp)
• 2 Full time physicians
– Average Salary
$250/month (fees/hosp)
• Community Involvement
• Medical Students
Equipment and Supplies
• Continuous Donations
from our local community
• Grants
• UMC
• Covenant
• Grace
• TTUHSC
What the Future Holds
• Building an 17 room Children's Wing
• Performing the first total hip
replacements
• Expanding the HIV coverage and
education
• Integrating the Medical Schools
• Incorporating TTUHSC schools
• Continue building relationships with
both the community and the
government
• Increase our surgical capacities
Staff
Questions?
“Be the change you want to see in the world”
Gandhi
Medication Drive
Requested items include:
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Advil
Motrin
Ibuprofen
Naproxen
Aleve
Anti-diarrheals
Heartburn medications
Constipation medications
Bandages
Band-Aids
Non-latex examination gloves
Toothbrushes
Donated items can be dropped off at the Office of International Affairs (2B410)
until Wednesday, June 1
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