The Health Improvement Foundation of Cameroon

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Health & Medicine
  • International
  • Women

Location

Church Street, New Town, Opposite Mesode BuildingLimbe, South-West Region 1237Cameroon Cameroon

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Health Improvement Foundation of Cameroon (HIF-CAM) is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization incorporated under Cameroon law in 2003. Its head office is located in Limbe, in the Southwest Region of Cameroon. The organization is committed to achieving the following mission: "We provide quality and affordable healthcare services to everyone in the rural communities deprived of healthcare access, making sure no one dies of disease". Our vision of a better world is for everybody to attain a level of health that enables him or her to realize his or her dreams. Our organization operates on the core values of compassion, innovation, collaboration, social justice, gender equality, environmental sustainability, transparency, and empowerment. We are driven by a deep sense of empathy for the poor marginalized rural communities owing to the injustice of healthcare inaccessibility, resulting in the rising death rate, especially among the under-fives.

Description

Programs and Services:
(a) Trains primary health workers (selected to serve in deprived communities.
(b) Constructs and equips health units in deprived communities
(c) Engages qualified health personnel and volunteers (including doctors, nurses, midwives laboratory technicians, etc.) to provide quality and affordable healthcare services.
(d) Empower the rural poor, especially women, in agriculture and business.
Restructuring:
Owing to the devastating socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the socio-political crisis currently plaguing Cameroon the board of directors restructured the organization in April 2021 into two divisions: the health division - Forfa’ah Medical Services (FMS) and the business division - Forfa’ah Social Enterprise (FSE) - the aim being to contain the crisis (both financially and programmatically). HIF-CAM remains the parent organization of both entities.
Forfa’ah Social Enterprise (FSE), the business entity, will research and provide innovative solutions to global health and poverty challenges. Its operations will start soon. Right now Forfa’ah Medical Services (FMS) concentrates its resources mainly on achieving HIF-CAM’s mission above.
Achievements:
Ten rural health projects (comprising the training of over 150 primary healthcare workers, the construction and equipping of 8 health centers, and 75 primary health posts) were executed prior to the restructuring of HIF-CAM.

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by Cassandra R. (March 8, 2020)
Writing Professional Letters is essential when proposing for support and funds from officials in order to help the less fortunate civilians of a community that are poverty stricken in rural areas that are in dire need of medical attention.

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