Monday, June 1, 2020

Formation des Agents de Santé Communautaire sur les ISDC

Formation des Agents de Santé Communautaire sur les Interventions Sous Directive Communautaire (ISDC) a Souza, District de Santé d’Abo Par Ojong Helen Ayamba,camlinknews
13 ASC additionnels du District de Santé d’Abo ont suivi une formation de sept (7) jours sur les Interventions Sous Directive Communautaire (ISDC) a Souza du 11 au 18 Mai 2020 sur la supervision de M. TchanaEric, Regional Field Supervisoor (RFS) of IRESCO pour le Littoral. Adressantles participants, M. M. TchanaEric a dit que lq formation est fait dans le contexte de COVID 19 et les recommandations du gouvernement devraient être respectés. La formation était effectuée par M. Mbebi Felix Elie, Cadre au District de Santé d’Abo et M. James AchanyiFontem, Coordonnateur de l’OSCD Cameroon Link. Ils ont dispensés 16 modules touchant sur les généralités de la formation, communication, le paludisme, diarrhée, WASH, IRA, Tuberculose/VIH, La Sante des enfants et Vaccination, nutrition, la sante de la mère et planning familial, VBG, la sante du nouveau-né eten registrèrent des naissances, la surveillance, décèsmaternelle, signaux et COVID 19, la gestion des intrants des ASC, utilisation des outils des ASC et conception un plan d’action communautaire. Chaque module a commencer avec un pré-test et termine par un posttest. Les facilitateurs ont évalué le niveau de compréhension des participants avec organisations des travaux en groupes et présentation des rapports des différents groupes avant les échanges et corrections. Les exercices pratiques et jeux de roles ont étaientorganises par les participants sur tous les modules.
Les ASC sont les Chargés de Communication sur le COVID-19 dans leur communautés a insisté M. James Achanyi Fontem, en citant le VALEURS et PRINCIPES de leur action, inscrits au sein de la CHARTE du Cameroun : 1. Le patient d’abord 2. Révolutionner la médecine humanitaire 3. Responsabilité et liberté 4. Améliorer la qualité de nos actions 5. Faire confiance 6. L’intelligence collective 7. SOIGNER – INNOVER – ENSEMBLE : 8. Depuis sa création en 1991, Cameroon Link est engagé a soigné plus de 3 millions de patients par les conseils, et déploie aujourd’hui ses opérations dans le district de sante d’Abo. En 2018,CAMLINK avait projeté de travailler dans 3 projets dont 3 projets de recherche axés sur la malnutrition, le virus Ebola et l’allaitement maternel. L’ensemble de ces projets se fait en appui aux autorités sanitaires nationales à travers plus de 20 structures de santé (dont 2 hôpitaux et 18 structures de santé). CAMLINK intervient en réponse à des crises humanitaires et les patients sont au cœur de toutes les actions. OSC CAMLINK travaille en partenariat dès que cela est possible afin d’ assurer que les patients bénéficient de l’expertise là où elle se trouve, que ce soit au niveau du Cameroun ou du reste du monde. 9. En parallèle, face à la propagation du Covid-19 au Cameroun, CAMLINK se coordonne depuis fin janvier 2020 avec les autorités sanitaires nationales dans lesquels elle intervient afin d’appuyer non seulement pour apporter des réponses locales aux cas de Covid19 mais pour coordonner des actions de plaidoyer afin de développer une stratégie globale de réponse au virus. Ainsi, CAMLINK travaille avec les autorités de plusieurs pays africains et développe une réponse en soutien aux Ministères de la Santé Publique du Cameroun.
Sous la supervision du responsable Urgences COVID-19 au Cameroun, en liaison avec les équipes opérationnelles sur les missions et l’équipe Communication du siège à Douala, le/la chargé(e) de la communication d’urgence appuie les activités de communication sur les opérations Coronavirus dans: • Gestion des relations media (nationaux et internationaux) • Production de contenus pour la presse, le grand public et la et la levée de fonds • Appui aux actions de communication opérationnelle sur les terrains d’intervention Les missions de chargé de communication sont définies en collaboration entre la mission et le responsable de communication. Les 13 personnes formes dans le district de sante d’Abo sont : Bakehe Parfait Emmanuel, Bessoungkang, Tel : +237 675114923 Bille Ekwadi ARIS, Bessoungkang, Tel : +237690521019 Engome Monique, Bessoungkang, Tel : +237 690556806 EndalleDipanda Christine, Bessoungkang, Tel : +237 690719054 Kongolo Jean Manfred, Mangamba, Tel : +237 653567844 NGO Epanda Martin, Mbonjo, Tel : +237 690449087 Ngo Hermine, Mbonjo, Tel : +237 697367054 Fanmeugnie Nina Diane, Miang, Tel: +237 699213836 KediNseke Rose, Miang, Tel:+237 697966972 BokopNdjansep Dorine Flavie, Souza, +237 670545110 DjouelonKambiet Aristide Sylvie, Tel, +237 696019620 KoegneTadjou Caroline Desire, Souza, Tel : +237 698868110 Ngatchou Patrice, Souza, Tel : Tel ; +237 694697966 Ces ASC ont appris technique de remplissage des registres sur les VAD et plaidoyer, registre de consultation et fiche de référence. Avant de prendre les matériels de travail de l’ASC pour démarrage des activités dans leurs aires de santé.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Cameroon Link participe à la formation des formateurs sur les ISDC

Par James Achanyi Fontem, Coordonnateur OSCD d’Abo
Cameroon Link a participé à la formation des formateurs sur les Interventions sous directive communautaire (ISDC) à Douala du 05 au 08 Mai 2020. La formation était organisé par la délégation régionale de la santé publique et IRESCO pour préparer les formateurs à former les nouveaux ASC additionnels des districts de santé du littoral. La formation était organisé dans le contexte de la prévention de COVID 19. Les 17 modules ont touches les points suivant : • le renforcement des capacités des participants sur les outils utilisés en pédagogies comme la lecture dirigée, brainstorming, exercices pratique et discussions, les questions/réponses, jeu de rôle, utilisation de représentations visuelles et graphiques, exercices d’apprentissage par résolutions de problèmes et cours magistraux et présentations. Les facilitateurs ont insistés sur l’utilisation de la MILDA par la femme enceinte et les enfants de moins de 5 ans/Mesures barrière de prévention de COVID 19.Un point tres important était le renforcement des participants à la conduite du diagnostic communautaire et l’élaboration du plan d’action communautaire y compris le plan de communication. Le plan de communication est basé sur la communication pour développement, la restitution et échanges d’un plan de communication, la causerie éducative, la visite à domicile, la gestion des rumeurs, et technique d’élaboration des messages. Il y a eu les échanges sur le système d’information sanitaire et le suivi logistique des intrants pour les ISDC. Le facilitateur a touché les points sur la collecte et remontée des données dans le cadre des ISDC, les outils de collecte et remplissage, les indicateurs des ISDC, la validation et l’analyse des données pour la prise de décision. Dans le cadre de la conduite des différentes activités liés au ISDC, les participants ont travaillés en groupes et presentés les exercices pratiques sur les généralistes, la communication, le paludisme, diarrhée, WASH, IRA,TB/VIH et nutrition. La dernière journée de la formation de formateurs était focalisé sur la violence basée sur le genre et les enfants, la santé du nouveau-né et enregistrement des naissances, surveillance basée sur les événements, la prévention de COVID 19, la gestion des médicaments et intrants et approvisionnement de l’ ASC, diagnostic et plan d’action communautaire et le plan de la formation des ASC. COVID-19
LES VALEURS et PRINCIPES de notre action, inscrits au sein de la CHARTE de Cameroon Link: 1. Le patient d’abord 2. Révolutionner la médecine humanitaire 3. Responsabilité et liberté 4. Améliorer la qualité de nos actions 5. Faire confiance 6. L’intelligence collective 7. SOIGNER – INNOVER – ENSEMBLE : 8. Depuis sa création en 1991, Cameroon Link a soigné plusieur patients par les bonne messages, et déploie aujourd’hui ses opérations dans 5 régions du Cameroun. En 2018 a projeté de travailler dans 4 projets dont 2 projets de recherche axés sur la malnutrition, l’allaitement maternel, le paludisme et la tuberculose et VIH :Sida. L’ensemble de ces projets se font en appui aux autorités sanitaires nationales à travers plus de 20 structures de santé (dont 4 hôpitaux et 16 structures de santé). Cameroon Link intervient en réponse à des crises humanitaires et les patients sont au cœur de toutes les actions. Cameroon Link travaille en partenariat dès que cela est possible afin d’assurer que les patients bénéficient de l’expertise là où elle se trouve, que ce soit au niveau du Cameroun ou du reste du monde.: 9. Equipe En parallèle, face à la propagation du Covid-19 au Cameroun, Cameroon Link se coordonne depuis fin janvier 2020 avec les autorités sanitaires nationales au Cameroun dans lesquels elle intervient afin d’appuyer non seulement pour apporter des réponses locales aux cas de Covid19 mais pour coordonner des actions de plaidoyer afin de développer une stratégie globale de réponse au virus. Ainsi, Cameroon Link travaille avec les autorités de plusieurs pays africains et développe une réponse en soutien aux Ministères de la Santé Publique du Cameroun. DESCRIPTION GÉNÉRALE Sous la supervision du responsable Urgences COVID-19 au Cameroun, en liaison avec les équipes opérationnelles sur les mission et l’équipe Communication du siège à Douala, le/la chargé(e) de la communication d’urgence appuie les activités de communication sur les opérations Coronavirus dans les pays d’intervention : • Gestion des relations media (nationaux et internationaux) • Production de contenus pour la presse, le grand public et la levée de fonds • Appui aux actions de communication opérationnelle sur les terrains d’intervention

C4D COVID-19 Communication Response

By James Achanyi Fontem, Coordinator, OSCD ABO
Welcome to this C4D COVID-19 Communication Response. During this CHW training you can keep up to date with the latest COVID-19 If you would like us to post a C4D COVID-19 Communication Response, send it to CAMLINK OSCD ABO at: https://camlinknews.blogspot.com . Stay safe and healthy during these challenging times. Signposting to E-Training , IEC and Educative Talk– relevant COVID-19. Shared Community Communication Materials & Strategies • Action – Volunteer, Share, Request – both C4D COVID ABO members and others are encouraged to be in touch with the ISDC/NFM2 Project: completing a short Survey that is both a needs assessment and a brief C4D mapping of COVID-19 Response in different communities; signing-up for weekly COVID-19 Communications Response and for sharing and feedback. • The strategy for COVID-19 ISDC/NFM2 2018-2020 Project Response service can be viewed here: ABO Concept Strategy. The Network’s resource documents: Guidance for Effective Local Communication Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) : The guide seeks to address questions about how we can face local communication challenges presented by the pandemic, and how communicators respond effectively to the situation through supporting our communities to cope and to protect themselves. COVID-19 Global Program Management May 11 - 18, 2020 We offer in addition to support: • an innovative work environment with a diverse and passionate team • 7 days of CHW’s Training Due to the urgency of the trzining, shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis and if the ideal participant is identified before the closing date, OSCD ABO reserves the right to close the recruitment of pzrticipants before the May 10 deadline. The role The COVID-19 Global Program Management leads and coordinates ISDC/NFM2’s global activities of evidence-based language support to the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak. It provides strategic leadership and oversight of innovative strategies, and has overall responsibility for timely and effective identification, planning and implementation of activities, partnership development, fundraising and community representation. Responsibilities Activity development and delivery • Lead the development of an ambitious, innovative activity of evidence-based, tech-enabled language support to risk communication and community engagement for the COVID-19 global response • Coordinate with internal and external experts to ensure the activity strategy makes the best use of available technology and best practices to maximize its impact for information-poor groups around ABO District • Work closely with the District and Community health service team to ensure that Community Health Workers ‘CHW) have the capacity to deliver high-quality language services and language tools, supporting, making best use of, and celebrating our large community of actors • In collaboration with IRESCO Crisis Response and Fundraising teams, mobilize funds to deliver the global activity • Lead and coordinate delivery and monitoring of project activities in line with donor and Health District standards • Manage acticity budgets, evaluation and reporting in line with IRESCO and donor requirements, with support from Ministry of Public Health and global Crisis Response colleagues • Collect, collate and share internally data on information gaps and opportunities, and use this to direct project activities and resources to ensure CHWs provide the most effective language support as the outbreak and our understanding of needs evolve • Oversee implementation of the local COVID-19 response and the global COVID-19 activity action plan, and liaise with ABO health district within COVID-19-related activities at community level, to maximize complementarity, cross-learning and impact Team leadership • Recruit, lead, empower and manage the high-performing team needed for the successful implementation of the COVID-19 global activity • Promote, model and take proactive steps to ensure a positive, innovative and supportive work environment • Work across the organization to ensure that CHW’s response is well integrated across with local languages, flyers, posters,, fundraising and communications teams • Manage and support the CHW COVID-19 Response Lead to deliver the IRESCO-funded activities with the health district • Actively promote understanding of CHWs Code of Conduct and safeguarding and government policies, and associated reporting procedures, and uphold CHW’s values (below) in all engagement with communities, partners and colleagues • In collaboration with Community Health Area (CAS° global team, ensure compliance with Public Healthprocedures Advocacy and coordination • Lead on context and trend analysis for the global COVID-19 response • Lead CHW’s advocacy and media efforts on COVID-19 in close cooperation with the global Senior Advocacy Officer (RFS) and Communication Senior Officer, to ensure that language issues are highlighted within the global response • Act as spokesperson on COVID-19, as delegated by the Head of Fundraising and Communication/Executive Team, and proactively and constructively engage with reputable journalists to promote coverage and understanding of language issues in the media • Represent CHW on relevant coordination groups for risk communication and community engagement around COVID-19 and build the organization’s profile within the COVID-19 response community globally and in ABO Health District, ensuring professional and productive engagement with government authorities, UN agencies, national and international civil society partners and affected communities • Advocate for communication in languages and formats that are accessible to marginalized language speakers and other potentially vulnerable groups, and use evidence and analysis from our work and that of others to ensure that issues relating to language and risk communication/community engagement are taken on board in key strategic and planning decisions Qualifications The COVID-19 Global Management within ABO health District should be an innovative self-starter with a strong sense of initiative, an understanding of the humanitarian sector and management credentials, and enthusiasm about the importance of increasing access to knowledge. The CHW/CAS is an energetic team player and leader who agrees with community basic beliefs and values and who can work virtually with other members based in the community. Requirements • Demonstrated experience in mobilizing, organizing resources and establishing priorities • Proven ability to manage and build cohesive, productive teams and work collaboratively in consortia and across teams within the organization • Resourceful, able to get more out of small budgets and small teams • Good interpersonal skills; able to work well in a team-oriented, collaborative, cross-functional environment • Strong ability to multitask, prioritize, and work independently with minimal supervision • Excellent writing and presentation skills in French, English, Pidgin or local language • Fluency in other languages is a plus • Medical or health sector background is a plus • Interpreting or translation experience is a plus Background CHW is already working with partners to counter misinformation on COVID-19 with facts in the right language, under an activation of the ISDC/NFMS Fund. This grant runs to the end of December 2020, but expansion and extension are under discussion. With the announcement of a pandemic, CHWis developing plans for a far bigger, more innovative response program capable of delivering far greater impact to help control the spread of the disease. This is currently conceived of as three parallel work streams, all supported by advocacy: • Providing an evidence basis for better-informed risk communication and community engagement on COVID-19 in languages and formats accessible to people at risk • Research to identify information gaps and information-poor groups and languages using online tools and tapping into both partner knowledge and social media resources to gather information remotely • Language and literacy datasets and maps to inform targeted risk communication • Social media monitoring to track rumors, misinformation and questions as a basis for more effective communication, using tools such as CrowdTangle (Large Groups) to automate the process for speed Supporting the relay of accurate, accessible risk communication materials in accessible languages and formats • Translation of public-facing content into a wide range of languages, prioritizing formats accessible to low-literacy and second-language audiences • Terminology support to promote accurate and consistent translation into multiple languages • Language technology to speed communication Supporting dissemination of those materials, and COVID-19 content • Social media promotion of translated content • A repository of content to enable rapid development of new communication materials using existing verified content and translations Core Values Translators without Borders employees and volunteers are made of people who believe passionately about the value of this work and take personal responsibility for achieving the mission. Translators without Borders’ mission and organizational spirit embody the core values established in its strategic framework: Excellence: As the leading voice for communicating humanitarian information in the right language, Translators without Borders is a leader in the translation industry and in the non-profit sector. Integrity: Translators without Borders believes that every person, whether it is the people who we serve, our volunteers or our staff, has value, deserves respect and has inherent dignity. Empowerment: Translators without Borders believes in using language to empower people around the world to control their own development and destiny. Innovation: Translators without Borders recognizes and celebrates the power of innovation to address humanitarian and crisis issues around the world. Sustainability: Translators without Borders recognizes that meeting our mission necessitates establishment and maintenance of a solid financial and organizational infrastructure. Tolerance: Our staff and volunteers are highly knowledgeable and skilled; value each other, our partner and our recipients; create a supportive work environment; and, conduct themselves professionally at all times. Translators without Borders is an equal-opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion, and encourages qualified candidates of all genders and from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

L'engagement de PayPal envers leur clients

Un message de Dan Schulman, président et directeur général de PayPal Par camlinknews Douala, Cameroon
Nous vivons un moment sans précédent dans notre histoire. La pandémie du COVID-19 a un impact sur la santé de nos proches, les entreprises dont nous dépendons, la stabilité de l'économie mondiale et notre vie quotidienne. Tandis que chacun de nous se trouve confronté à ces difficultés inédites et en constante évolution, nous tenons à vous assurer que PayPal reste à votre service. Restons unis En plus de 20 ans d'activité, nous avons traversé avec vous les bouleversements qui ont touché toutes les régions du monde. Tout au long de ces épreuves, nous nous sommes toujours efforcés de soutenir et d'aider nos employés, nos clients et nos partenaires. Alors que nous faisons face à une pandémie qui marquera sans aucun doute un tournant dans l'histoire, nous restons fidèles à notre engagement envers vous. Aujourd'hui, de nombreuses entreprises se mobilisent pour apporter leur aide, car la solution se trouve dans la solidarité. Nous appelons les entreprises de tout l'écosystème financier à s'unir pour aider les plus vulnérables pendant cette crise. Nous devons tous soutenir nos employés et rechercher des moyens d'aider nos clients à affronter ces difficultés. C'est dans des moments comme celui-ci que le courage, la générosité et la résilience font toute la différence. Nous sommes là pour nos clients Si vous êtes utilisateur PayPal et avez besoin de conseils sur la meilleure façon d'envoyer de l'argent en toute sécurité à vos amis et à vos proches, nous sommes là pour vous aider. Pour obtenir des réponses immédiates à vos questions, consultez nos pages « Aide » ou cliquez en bas de nos pages Web ou emails PayPal. Face à cette période d'incertitude financière, nos services restent accessibles pour vous à chaque instant: Les paiements entre particuliers sont un moyen rapide, sûr et facile d'envoyer et de recevoir de l'argent avec PayPal. Xoom vous permet d'envoyer de l'argent rapidement et en toute sécurité pour soutenir vos proches qui vivent dans d'autres pays. Vous pouvez faire un don en ligne ou sur votre téléphone aux organisations caritatives qui participent activement à la lutte contre la pandémie. Consultez les rubriques Protection des achats et Frais de retour remboursés lorsqu'elles sont disponibles pour vos achats et paiements en ligne. PayPal ne vous demandera jamais de fournir vos informations personnelles sur un site marchand agréé. Si vous recherchez d'autres solutions qui pourraient vous aider, rendez-vous sur votre site PayPal ou Xoom, ou sur les applications PayPal et Xoom pour en savoir plus. Soutenir les petites entreprises, pilier de notre économie Les paiements numériques sont désormais indispensables aux entreprises de toute taille. Un nombre croissant d'entre elles et de leurs clients adoptent de nouvelles technologies mobiles et en magasin. Alors que les entreprises se lancent dans de nouvelles stratégies de vente, les paiements numériques s'avèrent être un moyen fiable d'accepter les paiements en toute sécurité. Nous recherchons en permanence des solutions pour aider les petits commerçants à traverser cette période, en ajustant les produits existants en fonction des conditions commerciales et des besoins des clients. En cette période d’incertitude, PayPal vous donne accès à 305 millions de comptes clients actifs dans le monde entier et vous garantit des transactions en toute sécurité et en toute confiance. Depuis le début, nous sommes là pour vous offrir la fiabilité, la sécurité et le service dont vous avez besoin, et nous resterons à vos côtés. Si vous êtes une entreprise cliente de PayPal ou iZettle et que vous subissez une pression inhabituelle sur votre flux de trésorerie, les experts de notre service clientèle peuvent vous guider, vous donner des recommandations et offrir leurs conseils. Rendez-vous sur le site PayPal ou iZettle pour en savoir plus. J'espère que chacun d'entre vous continuera à soutenir les commerçants qui exercent leur activité en ligne, ou qui travaillent sans relâche pour vous assister dans cette période d’incertitude. Prendre soin de nos employés, à votre service au quotidien Soutenir nos employés PayPal en cette période de crise est crucial pour vous fournir les services dont vous avez besoin. Face à la propagation du COVID-19, nous avons pris des mesures pour protéger le bien-être physique et la sécurité financière de nos employés afin qu'ils puissent veiller à leur santé tout en continuant à servir nos clients. De nombreux employés travaillent désormais à distance, et plusieurs de nos centres de service clientèle feront prochainement de même. Au cours de cette transition, nous constaterons sans doute un impact sur les temps d'attente de notre assistance par téléphone ou par email. Tout au long de cette période, vous trouverez immédiatement des réponses à vos questions dans nos pages d’ « Aide ». Nous vous remercions de votre patience et de votre compréhension dans cette épreuve que nous traversons ensemble. Notre engagement à soutenir et à prendre soin de nos employés nous assurera de pouvoir également aider nos clients en ces temps incertains. Que pouvons-nous faire d'autre ? Nous savons que les consommateurs et les entreprises de toute taille sont soumis à un stress important et que certains d'entre vous sont confrontés à des difficultés considérables. Nous nous employons à trouver de nouveaux moyens de répondre à vos besoins et nous nous appuierons sur notre technologie et nos ressources pour vous venir en aide. Rendez-vous sur notre fil d'actualité PayPal Newsroom Hub (en anglais). Vous y trouverez des ressources utiles pour explorer nos produits et outils conçus pour vous aider à traverser cette période sans précédent. Merci d'avoir choisi PayPal et pour votre confiance au quotidien.

Monday, January 6, 2020

YouTube makes Important changes

By camlinknews Hi Camlink Douala Viewers, Last September, YouTube announced a series of changes that they would be making to better protect kids and their privacy on YouTube, and to address the concerns raised to them by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Specifically, that all creators would be required to designate their content as made for kids or not made for kids in YouTube Studio, and that personal information from anyone watching a video designated as made for kids would be treated as coming from a child, regardless of the age of the user. Starting today, we will no longer serve personalized ads or support features such as comments, Stories, live chat, notification bell, and others on videos designated made for kids. We know these changes may have significant impact on creators making kids content, so we’re committed to helping them navigate this new landscape. We continue to engage on this issue, including by participating in the FTC's open comment period. We know many creators have provided valuable feedback as well. If you haven’t already, please ensure you have set your channel (or individual videos) as made for kids or not, as this will ultimately determine how your content is treated on YouTube. Creators know their content best, and should set the designation themselves. We also use machine learning to help us identify this content, and creators can update a designation made by our systems if they believe it is incorrect. We will only override a change if abuse or error is detected. Thank You The YouTube Team

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

MADI CONSTITUTIVE ASSEMBLY HOLDS IN DOUALA

By James Achanyi Fontem, camlinknews
The Coordinator of an association in the making known as ‘MADI’(MAKE A DIFFERENCE), Barrister SIMO KAMDOM Gildas, invited members of the World Coming Together To Make A Difference (WOCOTOMADI) on the 30th November 2019 for a constitutive general assembly at Boulangerie SAKER Akwa-Douala. In his welcome address, Barr. SIMO KAMDOM informed participants at the conference hall of the bakery that the purpose of the constitutive assembly was to put in place an association which will operate within the guidelines of WOCOTOMADI USA led by the Founder, Mrs. Julienne Siwe Ngongang, who is resident in Boston. Though the logo of MADI is almost copy right of WOCOTOMADI with its motto as 'Helping those who are suffering’, Barr. SIMO KAMDOM said, he knows little or nothing about WOCOTOMADI and that MADI is a different initiative and would like to start the process of legalization through building a data base of its members before submitting a file to the Wouri Senior Divisional office in Douala for endorsement as wanted by the Cameroon government. He added that when the legalization process will be completed, he may request for partnership with WOCOTOMADI USA founded by Mrs. Julienne SIWE NGONGANG. For now, he went on, the two organizations are going to work independently as organizations within the context of the Cameroon law on liberty of association, No. 90/053 of 19 December,1990 covering the liberty of association and its operations. The MADI constitutive assembly was attended by high level personalities like Professor Tsala, HRM Fonjinju Tatabong Alexander of Lenale Ndem UNESCO Museum Palace in Melong, HRH Ndoumbe Emmanuel of Bonendale I village in Douala-Bonaberi amongst a host of other traditional leaders from the centre and west regions accompanied by queens and princesses. It should be noted that throughout the deliberations of MADI constitutive assembly, Barr. SIMO KAMDOM, made no mention about other laws in quote, “Law No. 96/003 of 04 January 1996 on the frame work for health field activities, Law No. 99-14 of 22 December 1999 governing Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) or Law No. 2004/017 of 22 July 2004 fixing the frame work of orientation of decentralization. WOCOTOMADI NGO USA operates within the context of these other laws, though it was declared from its birth as a national and international association.
Since the creation of WOCOTOMADI USA and the agency in Cameroon, operations have been undertaken within the framework of these other national institutional laws in vigour in Cameroon. This explains the reason for a First Aid Training planned and organized in Bamengou in the West region and Melong in the Littoral region of Cameroon recently by WOCOTOMADI USA. The intriguing orientation of MADI constitutive assembly led participants to ask so many unanswered questions directed to Barr. SIMO KAMDOM, who only insisted that his association is put in place within the law No. 90/053 on liberty of association in Cameroon and has nothing to do with WOCOTOMADI as of now. He emphasized that it is the liberty of each individual to decide to belong to it or not to belong to it. He presented a document, which he declared was delivered by the Founder of WOCOTOMADI USA, Mrs. Julienne SIWE NGONGANG, which he used for preparing the constitutive general assembly of MADI. The document was immediately challenged by Prof. Tsala, a member of WOCOTOMADI, who said in his words, ‘The document presented is baseless and a non-event’. From there, a short break after three-hour long exchange of views by participants was given for them to make more indepth exchanges at their various levels on the way forward before continuation of the session. The break lasted for ten minutes and when the deliberation resumed, documents of MADI prepared by Barr. SIMO KAMDOM were circulated and distributed to participants who were interested to receive copies for indepth scrutiny and contributions to enrich it where necessary before legalization of MADI. No election of a constitutive board of MADI took place.
The deliberation of MADI constitutive general assembly ended without a constitutive bureau put in place as the Cameroon law requires and it was bye1 Bye1 to participants. The Founder of WOCOTOMADI USA and her team have to reflect on this report as they continue their laudable business and actions to alleviate poverty and serve the needy in the African continent. The members should reflect on how to avoid using opportunists when expanding their activities across the African continent. For more insights on the MADI constitutive assembly of 30th November 2019, we invite you to listen to the videos on You Tube or Face Book.
WOCOTOMADI has already started preparations for the 2020 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF AFRICAN KINGS in Cameroon, which would be the second edition under the theme: ‘Acknowledgement of the International Day of African Kings for commemoration of values of Kings and Traditional Chiefs, under the denomination: “DAY OF THE KEEPERS OF AFRICAN TRADITIONS”. The advocacy and action plan of the event has been conceived and circulated at various levels of the Presidency of the Republic of Cameroon and Africa on the revival of African Kingdoms and Traditional Chieftaincies. The following personalities have been informed on the menace of the Opportunities for Africa’s Emergency: • His Excellency MANVEU Célestine KETCHA COURTES, Minister of Housing and Development • Honorary Patron of Urbanisation and International Day of Women, • His Excellency, President Paul BIYA, President of the Republic of Cameroun, 1st King and Traditional Leader. • His Excellency Alim HAYATOU, Secretary of State and President of the National Council of Kings and Traditional Chiefs of Cameroun • Donald Hardy, Executive Président of WOCOTOMADI NGO • His Majesty, TCHOUA KEMAJOU Vincent, Honorary President of WOCOTOMADI NGO • Professeur DJOUSSE Luc, President of the Scientific Committee of WOTOMADI NGO, • Lord Mayor, Dr. Fritz NTONE NTONE, Government Delegate of Douala City Council, • His Majesty, Guy TSALA, Vice-President of the National Council of Traditional Chiefs of Cameroun, S. M. and Senator Salomon MADIBA SONGUE, Traditional Chief of Canton BAKOKO • HRM TATABONG Alexandre of LENALE NDEM (MELONG) Pioneer Founding Member of WOCOTOMADI Cameroon, just to name a few. • A host of Queen Mothers of African Kingdoms and princesses attended the MADI meeting in Akwa-Douala. From the agenda circulated, one could sense a hidden issue in the constitutive general assembly because the logo of MADI was used to hide the words on the document given to participants. WOCOTOMADI has members in all ten regions of Cameroon, but the organizers of MADI constitutive assembly did not invite any participants from the east and three northern regions of Cameroon. The west region dominated in numbers at the constitutive general assembly during which no election of executive board members took place.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Civil Society Organisations Trained on Community Health Management In Douala

By James Achanyi Fontem, camlinknews
District Civil Society Organisations (CSO) from the Littoral and West Regions took part in a two-day long capacity building training in Douala from the 19th to 20th November 2019 in Afrique Hotel Douala-Brazaville. The CSO are coordinating malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS prevention activities in their respective health districts in the regions. The training workshop was officially opened by the interim-regional delegate for public health in the Littoral, Dr. EKOUM MINTAMACK. Organised by IRESCO Cameroon, the training covered issues related to the context, justification and objectives of the training on-going project, the Community Directed Interventions (ISDC), the different roles of the actors at various levels and partners, obstacles encountered during execution and implementation of planned activities within communities, inappropriate justification of the World Bank Fund by CSO and consequencies review of tools for the collection of data within the communities, the filling of data matrix, difficulties encountered by the civil society organizations at the level of health district administration and health areas, the process for reviewing and validation of reports from Community Health Workers (CHW) which now have to be done on the spot itting errors corrected on the spot in the different health areas with the contribution of the health area chiefs and the CHW. The new strategy also aims at reviewing the methodology and action plans for better execution of activities during home visits by CHW. The participants were invited to operate in synergy with the different health district authorities for attaining global objectives and positive results. Each health district now has a focal point who could report incidents to the district authorities and the coordinators of civil society organizations, Emphasis was put on the different documents to be collected by the coordinators in the different health areas during validation of reports from Community Health Workers. A narrative report on essential drugs management by the community health workers has been included on the list of documents to be collected each month. This document should be able to present the essential drugs and tools received within the month, the quantity used and what is left, the quantity of drugs considered to have expired before renewal each month by the Community Health Area Chief. It was explained that this will assist in understanding the strengths and weaknesses of demand and supply at different levels of health areas, the district level and regional supply chain as a whole in the regions. Civil Society Organisations were told to emphasize at the level of the health areas that the month of CHW ends on the 25th and the new month starts at on the 26th. CHW should respect the different calendar dates for depositing of their reports because late reports will not be validated and consequently the CHW will not be paid. Payment of CHW now regular on monthly basis. IRESCO central bureau has taken the decision to pay CHW every month and it is imperative that the reports must be validated on time within the date-line fixed by the project. It was announced that the reports for the month of December 2019 have to be deposited by the 20th so that the validation for payment can be effective by the 25th December because it is the last month of the year. T he central bureau has to prepare its annual report on time and deposite the plan of action for 2020 at the level of the Ministry of Public Health for forwarding to the World Bank on time for consideration. The report of the workshop is shared with the different Chiefs of District and Health Area Chiefs for better implementation circulation and exploitation during coordination meetings at various levels at the district and health areas. Those that have not completed their village community carthographies are advised do that now as we move to the three year of the project which end on the 31st December 2020. The evaluation of the project depends more on good timely execution.