Sunday, May 19, 2019


By camlinknews
Mrs. SYLVIA NVENGU ACHANYI affectionately known as “Syl” was born in Mamfe, South West Region of Cameroon to Pa. James Achanyi Fontem and Mrs. Thecla Annaze Achanyi. She was the 4th of 7 children in the family and she left behind her a 15-year old daughter Annaze Achanyi. Silvia schooled in several places and developped entrepreneurial skills, which made her distinct as a motivated and brave woman of the- Reception at Achanyi Fontem’s Family Residence in Grand Hangar-Bonaberi Funeral celebration SINGING & DANCING by different meeting groups society as far as business is concerned. Before coming to Douala from Mamfe, she cared for her grand grand mother, Mammy Mafua Emenkeng Fotabong-ancheu for three good years. Mafua Emenkeng passed into transition at the age of 105 years. Due to the insecurity and health problems, she arrived Douala and joined the family, where she struggled survive to no avail, until she passed away at the LA QUINTINE HOSPITAL on Tuesday, 14th May 2019. Seasons will come, and seasons will go, but Silvia will forever remain in the Hearts of many. APPRECIATION The ACHANYI FONTEM Family wishes to use this opportunity to express their profound gratitude to the Almighty God who gave them a very loving and caring daughter, sister and wife. The Family thanks each and every one for the wonderful support, unending words of comfort and encouragement, courage and strength during this period of grief. The Family of ACHANYI FONTEM extends a message of 1.000 times “Thank You To All For Their Financial, Material and moral Support during the hard time of the loss of their daughter SATURDAY. 18th May 2019 08:00 - ARRIVAL OF THE FAMILY MEMBERS AND OTHERS AT THE BONASSAMA DISTRICT HOSPITAL FOR REMOVAL OF CORPSE 09:00 - REMOVAL OF CORPS FROM BONASSAMA MORTUARY 10:00 - Mass at St. Peter’s Parish in Grand Hangar - Bonaberi offered by Rev. Fr. Hilair - Blessing of the Corpse by Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Hilair 11:00 - Laying of corpse at Ach anyi Fontem Family Home, Grand Hangar for short visitation by public - Carrying of corpse from Achanyi Fontem Family Resident to BONABRI Burial Ground (This is opposite St. Albrt Catholic Parish) 12:00 - Reception at Achanyi Fontem’s Family Residence in Bloc 5, Grand Hangar-Bonaberi, Douala City neighbourhood - Funeral celebration were full of SINGING & DANCING by different meeting groups

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Learning from Commonwealth: Participation, Education & Development

Perspective On Community Media & Education By James Achanyi-Fontem,CEO, Cameroon Link Email:
It was a pleasure to participate in activities marking the 2019 Commonwealth Day in Cameroon. James Achanyi Fontem, the CEO of Cameroon Link who holds the position of the liaison person for the Commonwealth of Learning Cameroon Link Partnership led activities on Commonwealth Day in Douala, economic capital of Cameroon.. Cameroon Link was pleased to contribute and share its experiences and also learn from others during the 70th Anniversary of the Commonwealth this year. Activities in Douala focused on “Learning from Community Media to impact on Commonwealth Development in Cameroon. As a member of the Commonwealth trained team in Cameron, James Achanyi Fontem shared his views on on the topic, “Participation, Education and Development” in the context of 2019 Commonwealth Day theme: A Connected Commonwealth’. In the context of Cameroon, Community media is found as a tool for increasing participation in learning and development processes. This takes root from identifying learning needs to designing programming, creating content, talking about the Commonwealth and providing feedback. Due to the fact that there is a lack of appropriate and effective learning opportunities in remote rural and resource-poor regions of Cameroon, while schools do not cater for non-formal or life-long needs of school drop outs and adults, the only way to change attitudes is through community media. Activities linked to community media are a good strategy for educating the population and to deliver part of a conversation on the Commonwealth goals and successes for communication and development projects on “A Connected Commonwealth”.Through the collaboration with different groups, we realize that participation helps to ensure relevance in planning and responsiveness in implementation of development goals. During a survey in rural areas of Cameroon, it was noted that the existence of local media, community development channels, information and communication technology (ICT) centres and other localized services were not effectively structured for engaged learning. This made Cameroon Link feel that there remains untapped potentials in collaboration among the different groups. To fill the gap, community radios should be assisted to go beyond the issue of connectivity since they cater for the interests of certain areas/communities by broadcasting material that is popular to a local audience. Such broadcast material or information is usually based on the social, economic and cultural aspects of the very community. During the recent survey by Cameroon Link, it became visible that the main focus of community media is not just installing equipment and creating connections to entertain the publics, but rather to organize the community so that it can resolve its specific problems, which may vary from one setting to the other. In Cameroon, community radio stations are usually jointly owned by the community and NGOs or associations, that are not profit motivated, and therefore their programming is not influenced by sponsors/advertisers It serves as a means by which to avoid self-marginalization while still adhering to the principles of community interests and social objectives. Community media is a means by which local news and information is disseminated. It allows citizens to inform themselves about the issues taking place around them. This explains why we used this opportunity to undertake advocacy activities towards celebrations marking the 2019 Commonwealth Day in Cameroon. Since Community media are gaining too much popularity today, those in management need tips on how to manage them, package information so that it is relevant and also, get ideas on how to sustain them; given the fact that they are not profit orientated. Community media in all its various forms are inseparably linked to the enhancement of a civil society and civic participation. It is bound only by the limits of creativity and of course accessibility to resources and spectrum. The key characteristics of community media convey a more clear understanding of its definition as well as its depth and dimension in terms of how it takes shape in the civic landscape. It reflects their communities, and more importantly also become integral to the communities which they serve. Integration is achieved through ensuring their accountability to the particular community concerned .This takes the form of community ownership within a legally constituted non-profit distributing structure. Community Radio is a powerful tool for learning for development, especially informal learning for improving health and livelihoods. The role of community radio provides non-formal educational opportunities, especially for non literate communities in Cameroon. Community media outlets not only reflect their communities, more importantly they are integral to the communities which they serve. The integration is achieved through ensuring their independence from commercial interests, but also through ensuring their accountability to the particular community concerned. The accountability often takes the form of community ownership within a legally constituted non-profit distributing structure. Community Radio for example is a powerful tool for learning for development, especially informal learning for improving health and livelihoods. The scale of learning challenge is so overwhelming that all viable methods are harnessed to it. Several thousands of children between the ages of 12 and 14 are not in secondary school for various reasons and we have a first challenge of scale that must be addressed. Community radio can play an important role in giving youngsters the skills that will lead to better livelihoods and getting them into employment or self-employment. It can also help to keep them healthy, which is the second challenge. There is clearly an urgent need for more learning about health. Community radio is a focal point for community driven learning, allowing learners to identify their own priorities based on participatory mechanisms of assessment. Radio Dramas, storytelling and interviews in particular, are effective and low cost ways of making community voices an integral part of the learning process. Participatory tools used in the development of learning programs encourage networking and collaboration among key local actors, as well as effective advocacy for open distance learning. This helps to share knowledge about community-based learning programmers through networking possibilities. To forge ahead positively, we should be able to build capacity in community groups for designing participatory educational programming, particularly bringing together radio with other groups in development, health, education, etc. in consultation and research about educational priorities, and educational programed development processes, This will enable us to better experiment and demonstrate appropriate educational community radio broadcasts for example on maternal and child health care, HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, Sickle Cell, etc, especially as it will increase participation in learning and development process, after identifying learning needs, designing programming, creating content, talking about it and providing feedback. In conclusion, participation through joint efforts by the different groups and sectors in the community helps to ensure relevance in planning and responsiveness in implementation. It enables better collective, collaborative responses to development challenges such as maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, malaria, sickle cell, diabetes and other problems the people living within the community face regularly.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Emmanuel Atangh weds Elisabeth Nkengafac

By camlinknews
On the 26th January 2019, Emmanuel and Elisabeth decided to join hands in marriage at Douala-Dakar in Cameroon. Emmanuel is a nutritionist involved in the transformation of cassava into grri flour at Njuki Village, while Elisabeth is a tescher Grade I. Parents, relatives and friends of both families accepted the union and shared in the dinner and feasting. Negotiations ahead of the traditional marriage went smoothly and the wedded were wished abundant blessings with many kids.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Community Investigators on Health Care Delivery Holds in Bonaberi

By James Achanyi Fontem, camlinknews

The Health District of Bonassama was the focus of a two-day workshop on the investigation of the level of quality health care within the different health areas of the district. The workshop took place on November 16 and 17, 2018 grouping some 72 participants chosen from 18 Local Community Associations. The training was facilitated by Nkeng Eric and Ngouh Emannuel from the Agency for Contractualisation and Verification (ACV) The agency is involved in financing based on performance. The participants were later sent to the different health areas to conduct a survey and meet patients selected who hasd received treatment in the health facilities who signed contracts with the Agency of Contractualisation and Verification (ACV°. The contracts signed were financing based on performance. The ministry of public health encourages proximity health at low cost and these facilities are paid motivation allowances every three months after a survey. The activity is coordinated by the Regional Fund for the Promotion of Health. During the investigation, the local associations verify the data produced by the health facilities through comparative analysis of the declarations made by the patients treated. The level of satisfaction of the health care delivered to the patient from the bebnficiary populations is compared with the policy for health care put in place by the Cameroon government. This aims at getting the community to appropriate the services received as a means of encouraging quality and quantitative health care for all. Addressing the issue of the project site and target groups, the facilitator Nkeng said the activity is conducted quarterly in 16 Health Districts of Littoral region, notably: Cite des Palmiers, Bangue, Edea, Loum, Njombe-Penja, Yabassi, Nylon, Deido, Nkongsamba, Mbanga, Manjo, Boko, Bonassama, Japom, Logbaba and New Bell.
The target group zre payients declared to have been received in health facilities in the above districts. During a period of three months. Following the community investigation by the Agency for Financing based on performance ‘ACV) The task of the investigator resides on visiting the homes of patients declared to have been trearted in the health facilities. The result is to find out whether the patient really exists and received treatment as declared by the health facilities. THE INVESTIGATION IS CARRIED OUT WITH A QUESTIONNAIRE INDICATING THE FACILITY visited, the period, the reason for the visit, health test test done in the facility and whether the staff was welcoming. The time spent in the health facility, the drugs available and the cost of health care are registered. For reasons of transparency the patient indicates who received payment for the care in the facility. The patient closes the questionnaire by expressing his opinion on areas that need to be improved. PARTICIPANTS WERE DURING THE TRAINING GUIDED ON THE TECHNIQUE CONDUCTING INTERVIEWS? TH QUALITIES OF A GOOD INVESTIGATOR? WHICH INCLUDE SOCIALIBILTY;

Sunday, November 18, 2018

30ème journée mondiale contre le Sida

Par camlinknews
30ème journée mondiale contre le Sida; déjà 16 ans que Synergies Africaines mène le combat Novembre est le mois camerounais contre le Sida : l’appui de Synergies Africaines aux associations et établissements scolaires a été au centre des évènements du mois. SYNERGIES AFRICAINES a offert du matériel de sensibilisation à une centaine d’associations et établissements scolaires au cours d’une cérémonie présidée par M. Jean Stéphane BIATCHA, Secrétaire Exécutif de l’ONG Panafricaine, le mercredi 14 novembre 2018. Cette cérémonie s’inscrit dans le cadre d’une série d’activités que SYNERGIES AFRICAINES organise dans le cadre de la 3ème édition du Mois Camerounais contre le Sida.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Proven Benefits and Uses of Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca Oil) – Science Based

By Jenny Hills, Nutritionist and Medical Writer
Tea tree oil has been used for centuries due to its amazing medicinal and therapeutic properties. The antimicrobial compounds in tea tree oil have many uses and benefits. You can use tea tree oil to cure fungal infections, help cuts to heal quickly, get rid of dandruff, and treat nail infections. To use tea tree oil on your skin, scalp, or feet, you can add it to a carrier oil and apply to your body. On small areas of skin, tea tree oil can be used as a spot treatment on acne pimples or to disinfect small cuts. You can even add a few drops of tea tree oil to your shampoo if you want to use tea tree oil to soothe an itchy scalp. In this article, you will learn about the many uses of tea tree oil and why it is one of the best antimicrobial essential oils you can use. At the end of the article, you can find out about precautions to take when using tea tree oil for medicinal purposes. What is Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca Oil) and Where It Comes From Tea tree oil (also called “melaleuca oil”) comes from extracting oil from the leaves of the tree Melaleuca alternifolia that grows in Australia. The tea tree plant looks like a tall shrub but can grow into a moderate sized tree. The journal Clinical Microbiology Reviews reports that tea tree oil contains a number of medicinal compounds. The most prominent antimicrobial compound in tea tree oil is terpinen-4-ol. To use tea tree oil for its therapeutic benefits, tea tree oil should contain at least 30% terpinen-4-ol. (1) According to research published in 2018, recent scientific studies have confirmed many of the medicinal uses and benefits of tea tree oil. Research has shown that tea tree oil can be used for its antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and antioxidant properties. (2) Some scientists have found that tea tree oil is even powerful enough to be effective against many drug-resistant strains of fungi and bacteria. (1, 3) What is Tea Tree Oil Good For? The powerful healing compounds of tea tree oil mean that it is useful in addressing a number of health concerns. As well as containing terpinen-4-ol, researchers have identified a number of other beneficial chemicals in tea tree oil. These include 1,8 cineole, limonene, linalool, and terpineol. How can you use tea tree oil to treat many ailments? Because tea tree oil is antifungal and antibacterial (4), tea tree oil is good for treating acne pimples, nail fungus, itchy skin, and dandruff. Tea tree oil is also an effective antiseptic solution that has uses and benefits for treating cuts, healing wounds, and reducing skin inflammation. You can also add tea tree oil to natural anti-deodorants to prevent underarm odor. The Benefits of Using Tea Tree Oil Let’s look in more detail about the many benefits and uses of tea tree oil if you want to help keep your skin free from germs, bacteria, and microbes. Tea Tree Oil Is Good for Fighting Acne You can use tea tree oil to eliminate blackheads, inflamed pimples, and bacteria from skin that can cause acne. A scientific study on the uses of tea tree oil found that 5% tea tree oil cream was just as effective as benzoyl peroxide in reducing the number of acne pimples. The benefit of using tea tree oil was that there were fewer side effects. (5) Benzoyl peroxide is a pharmaceutical cream used in the treatment of acne but can cause itching, burning, or swelling. (6) Research from Australia in 2017 found that tea tree oil gel and tea tree oil face wash can be used to treat mild to moderate acne. Over a 12-week period, the anti-acne tea tree oil remedies helped to reduce the number of lesions. (7) How to use tea tree oil for acne: To make a natural facial cleanser with tea tree oil, mix 1 part tea tree oil to 9 parts water. Shake well and with a cotton ball, apply the tea tree oil solution to your acne-prone skin. Leave for 15 minutes before rinsing off. Another option is to dilute 3-4 drops of tea tree oil in a tablespoon of carrier oil of your choice and apply to the affected skin. If you have just one or two pimples on your face, you can apply undiluted tea tree oil to the spot using a cotton swab. Find out more information and suggestions on how to use tea tree oil for treating acne outbreaks and how to use it in homemade acne face masks. Tea Tree Oil Helps to Disinfect Cuts and Grazes The antiseptic compounds in melaleuca oil mean that tea tree oil can be used to remove germs from minor skin wounds. A 2017 review of essential oils that promote skin health found that terpinen-4-ol in tea tree oil can be used as an antiseptic. Applying a 5% solution of tea tree oil and water helped to kill off bacteria and other microbes that could potentially infect the cut. (8) Other studies have found that tea tree oil is an antibacterial agent that can kill off methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains of bacteria. These bacteria are often responsible for skin infections. (9) How to use tea tree oil to disinfect minor cuts: First, thoroughly clean the affected area with warm water and soap. Mix one or two drops of tea tree oil with a teaspoon of coconut oil or other carrier oil. Apply to your cut and cover with a bandage. Change the bandage daily, applying more tea tree oil disinfectant ointment each time. Tea Tree Oil Promotes Healthy Wound Healing Another use for tea tree oil is to apply some drops of tea tree oil to a wound dressing to help wounds heal quicker. Tea tree oil helps to overcome one of the obstacles of treating wounds successfully – microbial resistance to standard antibiotic treatments. Studies into the benefits of tea tree oil have found that tea tree oil is an effective remedy for treating wounds. Clinical trials have shown that tea tree oil can kill off strains of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. Tea tree oil has proven efficacy against methicillin-resistant and methicillin-sensitive strains of bacteria. (10) One small study showed that adding tea tree oil to a wound dressing helps wounds heal quicker than traditional methods. (11) Using tea tree oil for wound healing: Put 2 or 3 drops on the dressing allow to soak into the dressing. Apply the dressing to the wound with the tea tree oil side against the damaged skin tissue. Add some drops of tea tree oil every time you change the dressing to help prevent infection. Learn about other natural remedies you can use to help wounds heal faster. Tea Tree Oil Is Useful for Psoriasis and Other Inflammatory Skin Conditions The anti-inflammatory properties of tea tree oil mean that it is useful for treating a number of skin conditions, including psoriasis. Research into the uses and benefits of tea tree oil has found that its terpinen-4-ol helps to reduce skin inflammation. Scientists found that this has a potential use in treating psoriasis symptoms such as inflamed red skin patches, scaling, and cracked dry skin. (12) The fact that tea tree oil is antibacterial also helps prevent secondary skin infections from developing. (12) Some evidence also points to the fact that skin treatments containing tea tree oil can help to treat contact dermatitis. In fact, tea tree oil was more effective than zinc oxide when treating eczema. Zinc oxide is a popular anti-eczema cream. (13) There are also other scientific studies showing that tea tree oil can help reduce skin inflammation that is due to allergic reactions. In the study, scientists used 100% tea tree oil on the inflamed skin to reduce swelling and redness. (14) You can also use tea tree oil for treating sunburn, rashes, burns, insect bites, and blisters. (15) Use tea tree oil for dermatitis and psoriasis: To help reduce skin inflammation, add 3 or 4 drops of tea tree oil to a tablespoon of extra virgin oil. Mix well and apply to your patches of inflamed skin 2 times a day to reduce redness, itchiness, dry skin, and swelling. You can use the same tea tree oil remedy to help treat other types of skin inflammation. Before using tea tree oil for treating skin inflammation, do a small patch test first as tea tree oil can cause skin irritation in some people. (16) Further reading: Find other natural treatments for eczema, or if you suffer from psoriasis try these natural remedies. Tea Tree Oil Treat Fungal Skin Infections Tea tree oil is also very useful to help treat infections such as ringworm, jock itch, and other types of fungal infections on the skin. Fungal skin infections are characterized by patches of red itchy skin around the genitals, in the armpits, or in between your toes. (17) The European Medicines Agency reports that melaleuca oil is an effective natural treatment for fungal infections. For example, tea tree oil is a good remedy to use for tinea cruris (jock itch). (18) You can also benefit from using tea tree oil if you have ringworm. Dermatophytes are a type of mold that results in ringworm infections. The journal Phytomedicine reported that a solution of 25% tea tree oil and sweet almond oil helped to reduce symptoms of ringworm. (19) Another study found that, in a 4-week period, tea tree oil helped to cure ringworm infections in over 60% of persons using the natural antifungal cream. (20) Use tea tree oil as an anti-fungal cream: Add 3-4 drops of tea tree oil to one tablespoon of virgin coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil (or other carrier oil) and apply to the affected skin areas twice a day until the fungal infection clears. Learn about other natural ingredients that you can use to rid yourself of itchy, fungal skin problems, including ringworm and jock itch. Tea Tree Oil is Useful for Treating Scabies and Mites Scabies is a contagious skin disease caused by tiny mites that bury under your skin. The anti-parasitic and antibacterial properties of tea tree oil make it a great natural remedy to use for scabies. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene reports that tea tree oil helps kill off mites as well as to reduce itching, inflammation, and infection. Tea tree oil can even be used when conventional scabies treatments don’t work. (21) Some studies have shown that a 10% solution of tea tree oil can kill 100% of dust mites. Also, undiluted tea tree oil was effective at eliminating face mites. (21) How to use tea tree oil for killing mites: Mix 3 drops tea tree oil, 3 drops lavender oil, and 5 drops neem oil with one tablespoon of carrier oil such as virgin coconut oil. Apply the tea tree oil anti-parasitic remedy to your affected skin 2 times a day until the scabies infection has gone. Find out more about the anti-parasite activity of neem oil and how you can use it to treat all types of mite bites naturally. Tea Tree Oil is Antiviral and Can Help Cure Cold Sores (Fever Blisters) You can even use a drop or two of tea tree oil on symptoms of the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). The HSV-1 is responsible for painful cold sore outbreaks on your lips, under your nose, and inside your mouth. Researchers have found that the antiviral properties of tea tree oil can be used to eliminate herpes viruses. A 50% solution of tea tree oil was enough to help cure cold sores and prevent further outbreaks. (22) Practical way to use tea tree oil for fever blisters: Mix 3 drops of tea tree oil with a tablespoon of carrier oil. Apply at the first sign of a cold sore and use 3 or 4 times a day to prevent or get rid of your cold sore. Tea Tree Oil is Antifungal and Treats the Causes of Athlete’s Foot Another great use for tea tree oil is to eradicate the fungal infection that causes athlete’s foot. Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis) causes itching, broken skin, and a burning sensation between your toes. The infection can spread to other parts of your feet and to other people. Research has shown that a 10% solution of tea tree oil is as effective as antifungal pharmaceuticals in eliminating athlete’s foot. (23) How to use tea tree oil for athlete’s foot: Put a few drops of sweet almond oil or other carrier oil on a cotton ball and add 2 drops of tea tree oil. Apply the antifungal tea tree remedy to relieve itching, burning, and inflammation between your toes. Use Tea Tree Oil to Combat Fungal Nail Infections Fungal infections in your feet can also cause dry, thick, and flaky nails that are systematic of a nail fungal infection. One of the many popular uses and benefits of pure tea tree oil is to cure fungal infections that attack the bed of your nail (onychomycosis). Scientific research has shown that tea tree oil can be just as effective as antifungal creams in clearing nail infections. One study found that undiluted tea tree oil was just as good at treating onychomycosis as clotrimazole (a popular antifungal treatment for nail fungus). After 6 months of treatment, 60% of patients in both groups showed significant signs of improvement. (24) How to use pure tea tree oil for fungal nail infections: Cut away as much of the damaged nail as possible. Using a cotton swab containing a few drops of undiluted tea tree oil, apply the oil to the infected nails. Continue applying twice a day until the nail infection is completely resolved. Further reading: Try these other natural treatments for toenail fungus. Tea Tree Oil Helps Get Rid of Dandruff and an Itchy Scalp If you are bothered by flaky bits of skin in your hair due to dandruff or a dry scalp, you can use some tea tree oil to the underlying cause of your symptoms. Dandruff and scalp itching are often the result of a fungal infection in your scalp. Dermatologists have found that applying a tea tree solution to your scalp regularly can help to treat dandruff. One study found that 40% of people using an antifungal shampoo with tea tree oil showed significant improvements. (25) Tea tree oil helped to soothe scalp itching, reduce scalp flaking, and improve the appearance of oily hair. (25) How to use tea tree oil for dandruff: Add 8-10 drops of tea tree oil for every 1 oz. (30 ml) of shampoo. Use as normal shampoo but leave the shampoo for 5 minutes in your hair before rinsing out to make sure and kill off fungal strains on your scalp Tea Tree Oil to Eliminate Head Lice In my article about effective home remedies for lice I’ve mentioned tea tree oil as one of the effective natural ingredients to eliminate head lice. A study published in the journal BioMed Central Dermatology found that a mixture of tea tree oil and lavender oil killed 97% of lice when applied 3 times a week and was more effective than pyrethrins-based products. (30) Coconut oil has also been shown to be effective in treating lice. (31) To use tea tree oil to treat lice, you should mix 15 drops of tea tree oil and 5 drops of lavender oil with 2 oz. of carrier oil such as coconut oil. Apply to the scalp and hair, avoiding the face and eyes. Put the hair in a shower cap and then wrap with a towel and leave for an hour. Comb through all the hair with a nit comb and wash the hair to remove all the oil. Repeat this 3 times a week. Remember that it is always important to use a lice comb to remove all the lice. You can also eliminate head lice using this simple home remedy. Tea Tree Oil for Healthy Hair There have been some claims that tea tree oil can aid hair growth. Although there haven’t been any studies which conclusively prove that tea tree oil can help hair regrow, there is an evidence from research to show that it promotes the growth of healthy hair. For example, some hair loss can be the result of hair follicles becoming clogged or inflamed or because other scalp inflammation. An interesting study from 2013 into tea tree oil and hair loss showed that it can help traditional hair re-growth remedies work more effectively. In the study, tea tree oil was mixed with minoxidil, which is a drug used to promote hair regrowth, and an anti-inflammatory drug called diclofenac. It was found that the combination of tea tree oil, diclofenac, and minoxidil was far more effective than just minoxidil alone. (31) Find out more interesting ways you can use tea tree oil as a natural hair conditioner and in hair masks in my article “Tea Tree Oil for Hair and Scalp – The Complete Guide“. Tea Tree Oil is Antibacterial and You Can Use it as a Natural Deodorant Due to its powerful antibacterial properties, tea tree oil can also be used as a natural and safe deodorant to kill off armpit odor. Find out how to incorporate tea tree oil with other natural ingredients to create your own underarm deodorant. Tea Tree Oil Can Kill Off Vaginal Yeast Infections The powerful antifungal properties of Melaleuca alternifolia mean that tea tree oil is excellent to use for genital yeast infections. Research published in 2015 found that tea tree oil can help to eliminate many strains of Candida albicans. The study found that tea tree oil’s antifungal compound terpinen-4-ol boosted the effectiveness of conventional candidiasis treatments such as fluconazole. (26) Another study found that tea tree oil vaginal suppositories helped to kill off 20 strains of Candida species that are common in vaginal yeast infections. (27) How to use tea tree oil for candidiasis: Add 2 or 3 drops of tea tree oil to a tablespoon of warmed coconut oil (so that it is in liquid form) and mix well. Soak a tampon in the tea tree oil remedy and insert into your vagina for 2 hours to help kill off the Candida infection naturally. Learn how to spot signs if you have a candida infection and find out other effective home remedies for candidiasis. Tea Tree Oil Inhalation for Sinusitis, Colds and Coughs The anti-inflammatory effect of tea tree oil can help to reduce swelling, irritation, and mucus in your sinuses. Tea tree oil also has natural antiseptic properties that can also kill off germs that cause your sinuses to become inflamed and swollen. The journal Clinical Microbiology Reviews reported that tea tree oil is a natural remedy for many inflammatory conditions caused by infections. Compounds in tea tree oil have been used to treat coughs and colds. The review stated that vaporized tea tree oil can kill off various Strep. strains of bacteria when inhaled. (32). Tea tree oil can be added to most home remedies for sinusitis to boost the antimicrobial effect of other essential oils. To use steam inhalation for sinus relief and get rid of congestion, this is what you can do: Fill a bowl with hot water and add 5 drops of eucalyptus oil, 5 drops of tea tree oil, and 5 drops of any other essential oil from the list of the top 10 essential oils for sinus infections such as peppermint oil, rosemary oil or oregano oil. Put your head over the bowl, cover it with a towel and breathe deeply. Continue breathing deeply for 10 – 15 minutes to help relieve sinus congestion. Where to Buy Tea Tree Oil To get the many benefits of using tea tree oil, it is important to choose the best quality product. You should always ensure that any tea tree oil you use is 100% pure tea tree essential oil. This means that it hasn’t been diluted with less-inferior oils. Make sure that the only ingredient listed is Melaleuca alternifolia. It also always best to purchase organic tea tree oil to guarantee that you get a high-quality product without any risk of pesticides or other toxins. You can buy tea tree oil in many supermarkets, pharmacies, health stores or online. Side Effects and Precautions of Using Tea Tree Oil Tea tree oil is used by many people and is well tolerated. Doctors from the Mayo Clinic reports that using tea tree oil topically is generally safe and good for treating skin infections. (28) However, you should never ingest tea tree oil as it is toxic when swallowed. Before applying tea tree oil to your skin, you should dilute it with a carrier oil to prevent skin irritation. If your skin shows any kind of allergic reaction to tea tree oil such as irritation, a rash, or burning, you should avoid using it or dilute it with more carrier oil. If you are interested to learn more about essential oils you can find useful information in my e-book Magical Aromatherapy. This e-book will help you to discover the power of essential oils and the most effective ways to use them. Other Home Uses for Tea Tree Oil Air Freshener Add a few drops to your diffuser and diffuse throughout the day, or soak cotton balls in tea tree oil and keep them stored in an open container to freshen the air. You can also create tea tree oil spray and spray around the house. Just fill an 8oz spray bottle with 15-20 drops of essential oils such as tea tree, lavender, lemon, rosemary or eucalyptus. Shake well and mist around your home. Find more ways to make your home smell fantastic with essential oils in this article. Carpet cleaning You can put a few drops of tea tree oil on the vacuum cleaner bag or filter for extra cleaning power and for additional great scent. Flea collar for dogs Make a flea collar by putting a few drops of diluted tea tree oil on the dog’s collar on a weekly basis. There are several caution notes you must be aware of: Never use essential oils on cats. If you decide to put tea tree oil on your dog’s collar, always use lower concentration oil (1% or less) and always dilute it with a carrier oil. Use very small amount on the collar, and don’t use it directly on the skin. Find here more ways to get rid of fleas from your home, garden and pets. Household Cleaning Tea tree oil can be added to your own homemade cleaners to get rid of germs and to sanitize surfaces. You can make a tea tree cleaner by mixing two teaspoons of tea tree oil with two cups of water in a spray bottle. Shake vigorously to mix it up and use for household cleaning. This solution works especially well in bathrooms and toilets. Tea tree oil is just one effective alternative to bleach to help disinfect surfaces in your home. Insect Repellent Add 15 drops of tea tree oil to 1/2 cup of water, shake well and spray over the body as an insect repellent. Mildew and Mold Remover Combine two teaspoons of tea tree oil with two cups of water to create an all-purpose cleaner to treat mold and mildew. Shake bottle well before use. Spray on the affected surface and let it dry. Don’t rinse. Pest Control Household bugs, such as ants and spiders don’t like tea tree oil, so putting several drops or spraying tea tree oil spray at the doorway can act as a deterrent. Combine water and oil to create a solution which can be used to clean cupboards and keep pests away. 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Saturday, October 20, 2018


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Cameroon Link a démarré les activités dans le cadre du projet ISDC/NFM2. Elle est a sa quatrième année avec les communautes rurale du district de santé d'ABO après avoir passe trois ans dans le district de sante de Dibombari, dans la region du Littoral du Cameroun.Avec l'appui d'IRESCO? CAMEROON lINK FAIT ACTIVITES SUR L4INFORMATION? EDUCATION ET COMMUNICATION DANS LE DISTRICT DE SANTE D'ABO sur la prévention du paludisme, la tuberculose et les VIH/sida.La nouvelle phase des activites de Cameroon Link avec le le Groupe Technique Régionale du SIDA dans le Littoral. Elle est engagé dans la dispensation des anti-rétroviraux en milieu commuataire avec l'appui de l’Hôpital Général de Douala. Dans le cadre du Nouveau Model de Financement (NMF) du Fonds Mondial, le Cameroun bénéficie d’une subvention portant sur les trois maladies à savoir le VIH, la Tuberculose et le Paludisme. Cette subvention vient à la suite de l’évaluation de la subvention précédente qui a été implémentée avec succès au Cameroun entre Janvier 2015 et Décembre 2017. Cette subvention qui s’inscrit dans la continuation des stratégies est mise en œuvre par le MINSANTE qui est le récipiendaire principal (PR) et le Groupement Plan-MCCAM-IRESCO en qualité de sous récipiendaire (SR). Le besoin d’intervenants communautaires est exprimé par les programmes du MINSANTE pour augmenter la demande de service au sein des communautés afin que 80% de la population adopte des pratiques favorables à la promotion des comportements sains, à la prévention et à la prise en charge intégrée des maladies (Paludisme, Infections Respiratoires Aigües, Diarrhées, Tuberculose, VIH/SIDA, Malnutrition, Onchocercose, maladies évitables par la vaccination …) au niveau communautaire. Dans la région du Littoral, l’activité communautaire sera mise en œuvre prioritairement dans 07 districts de santé, 56 Aires de santé par plusieurs acteurs parmi lesquels on peut citer 07 Organisation de la Société Civile de District (OSCD) et 430 Agents de Santé Communautaire (ASC).. La stratégie communautaire est une traduction opérationnelle de la politique des interventions sous directives communautaires (ISDC) élaborée par la Direction de l’Organisation des Soins et de la Technologie Sanitaire (DOSTS) en 2012. Ce processus a conduit à l’élaboration de la stratégie intégrée de mise en œuvre des activités sous directives communautaires, en juillet 2016. Les principaux acteurs de mise en œuvre de cette stratégie que sont les ASC ont été formé entre Décembre 2016 et Janvier 2017. A la suite de ces formations les ASC ont reçu les outils, matériels et intrants pour la mise en œuvre de ces activités communautaires. La mise en œuvre des activités communautaires est continu depuis le début de 2017, cependant il y a eu des moments de faible suivi des ASC essentiellement pendant le processus de sélection du SR pour la deuxième phase du NFM. A la suite des différentes revues et évaluations des activités communautaires, certains goulots d’étranglement qui empêchaient la mise en œuvre optimale des activités ont été identifiés parmi lesquels le faible suivi des ASC. C’est ainsi que dans le cadre de la continuation du programme pour la période 2018-2020, la supervision des ASC par les OSCD sera accentuée. Cette fiche technique définit la stratégie et les livrables attendus au terme de cette activité de supervision qui sera conduite dans les aires de santé du district de santé de Melong par l’équipe de l’OSCD CAMLINK du DS d’Abo pour le compte du trimestre Avril-Mai-Juin 2018.
II. Objectifs A. Objectif général : Apporter un appui aux acteurs communautaires (ASC, COSA, leaders communautaires, chefs d’aires de santé…) pour améliorer la qualité de la mise en œuvre des ISDC dans les communautés. B. Objectif spécifique  Faire le suivi de la mise en œuvre des recommandations de la dernière supervision ;  Distribution du matériel  S’assurer que les acteurs principaux des activités communautaires (ASC & chefs d’aire) ont une bonne compréhension de leur cahier de charge ;  S’assurer que le protocole de prise en charge des maladies au niveau communautaire est respecté par les ASC ;  Vérifier la disponibilité et la conservation des intrants (médicaments, TDR, boite à image, registre…) par les ASC;  Assister l’ASC dans le remplissage des registres ;  S’assurer de la qualité des activités menées par les ASC (VAD, causeries éducatives, pratique des TDR et leur interprétation….) ;  Revoir la qualité et validité les données et rapports produits par les ASC ;  Aider à la résolution des conflits en relation avec les ISDC identifiés au sein de la communauté. III. Résultats attendus  Les ASC et les chefs d’aire ont une meilleure compréhension des ISDC et maitrisent leur cahier de charge ;  Le protocole de prise en charge des maladies au niveau communautaire est respecté par les ASC ;  l’approvisionnement des ASC en intrants et leurs utilisation sont améliorés ;  Les registres des ASC sont mieux remplis ;  La qualité des activités menées par les ASC est améliorée ;  Les données collectées par les ASC sont validées et les rapports produits cohérents et facilement exploitables ;  Les conflits identifiés en communauté en relation avec les ISDC sont résolus. IV. Méthodologies 1. Avant la supervision Avant la supervision le coordonnateur de l’OSCD doit informer les personnes à rencontrer pendant sa supervision de la date de visite et les principales articulations de la supervision. Le superviseur doit s’assurer de la disponibilité des grilles de supervision et du formulaire à signer par les personnes rencontrées lors de la descente sur le terrain. Le coordonnateur élabore les TDR de sa supervision et les transmets au RFS pour validation. 2. Pendant la supervision La séance de travail proprement dite débutera par une brève présentation des TDR de supervision. Ensuite le superviseur devra rappeler les grandes lignes des ISDC et surtout le cahier de charge des ASC. La suite de la supervision portera sur l’administration de la grille de supervision de l’ASC avec feedback immédiat et la résolution des conflits identifiés au niveau communautaire. C’est pendant cette étape que les problèmes spécifiques à chaque ASC sont identifiés et les solutions sont recherchées de manière participative. Chaque OSCD supervise trois ASC par jour de supervision ; ainsi le nombre total de jours de supervision par trimestre est le quotient du nombre d’ASC par trois. 3. Après la supervision Au terme de la supervision le superviseur doit rédiger un rapport de supervision qu’il transmettra au niveau régional du SR (RFS) pour approbation. Ce rapport intègre les trouvailles de la supervision et en annexe la liste de personnes rencontrées. La justification des frais de subsistance de l’OSCD pendant la supervision des ASC se fait par la soumission des TDR approuvés, du rapport de supervision approuvé, de la liste des personnes rencontrées et de l’ordre de mission dument signé et présentant l’itinéraire de supervision. 4. Matériel à emporter sur le terrain par le superviseur • L’ordre de mission • La grille de supervision de l’ASC (une grille par ASC à superviser) • La liste des personnes à rencontrer (noms, contact téléphonique, localisation…) • La copie des précédents rapports de chaque ASC à rencontrer • La cartographie des ASC à compléter • Le stylo, crayon, gomme, chemises plastique… • La fiche de suivi des indicateurs au niveau de l’ASC • Les fiches de validation de la prime (fixe et variable) des ASC pour la période de mise en œuvre concernée (Avril à juin 2018) et pour chaque aire de santé. 5. Matériel à ramener du terrain par le superviseur • Les Ordre de mission signé • Les grilles de supervision remplis et signées par le superviseur et les supervisés • La fiche des personnes rencontrées (noms, résidence, qualité/fonction, téléphone…) • La cartographie complète des ASC • Les rapports des ASC pour la période concernée (visés par le chef de l’aire) • La fiche de synthèse des activités au niveau de l’aire de santé (la quantité dépend du nombre d’aire de santé du district) • Les notes de remplacement de tous les ASC n’ayant pas suivi la formation au même moment que les autres • La fiche renseignant sur le coût réel du transport de chaque ASC de sa résidence au district de santé • La fiche de suivi des indicateurs au niveau de l’ASC • Les fiches de validation de la prime (fixe et variable) des ASC signées par les chefs d’aires pour la période de mise en œuvre concernée (Avril à juin 2018) et pour chaque aire de santé • Le rapport de supervision selon le canevas établi.