The on-going armed conflict has had critical consequences on the health system and the health of persons in need, most specially Internally Displaced Persons. Medical staff have abandoned their jobs and fled for safety, health facilities have been burnt down, deserted or destroyed, access to health interventions such as immunization and sensitization has been rendered difficult, and there has been shortage in medical supplies such as essential drugs.
The result of all these has been a marked increase in the morbidity and mortality from disease observed in rural communities of the South-West and North-West in the past years.
In partnership with the World Health Organisation, Reach Out is implementing a Mobile Health Project to meet the healthcare needs of displaced people right where they are.
Currently, REO is operating 5 mobile clinics (expanding with another 3 this month), and has done more than 3,000 consultations since March 2020.
A special thank you and vote of courage to the medical doctors leading these teams in the different areas, namely;
- Dr. Glennis Ayuk Tabe- Ebob (Tombel)
- Dr. Wilfred Ekokobe (Eyumojock)
- Dr. Phyllis Fon (Muyuka)
- Dr. Metuge Alain (Bangem)
- Dr. Ateh Stanislas (Ngoketungia)
- Dr. Chi Valery (Momo)
Through them and the rest of the teams, Reach Out is committed to making the world a better place for all, always!