- Preventing and slowing down the spread of NOMA through social marketing in the Far North region of Cameroon
- Support strategy for HIV/AIDS victims through Community Care for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) in the Meri Health District
- Construction, installation, operation and maintenance of the biosand filter for access to drinking water.
- Supervision of students in research
Preventing and slowing down the spread of NOMA through social marketing in the Far North region of Cameroon
NOMA is a form of fulminant gangrene that develops in the mouth and ravages the facial tissues. It mainly affects young children (under 6 years old). Its causes are mainly poor hygiene and malnutrition, and it is frequently associated with conditions of extreme poverty.
The number of children affected worldwide is estimated to be around 500,000 per year. If not treated promptly, the mortality rate can reach 80%. The condition mainly affects young children (1 to 4 years), but there are also later cases.
NOMA is found in all third world countries, but specifically in sub-Saharan Africa where the incidence rate is as high as 1 per 1000 per year.
Support strategy for HIV/AIDS victims through Community Care for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) in the Meri Health District
The ECP programme for 880 Vulnerable Orphans (OVC), out of the 4000 OVC on standby, in 13 Health Areas of the Meri Health District. The main activities will focus on
Training of Community Relay Volunteers (CRVs) on appropriate counselling and good community care practices for OVC, including HIV-positive OVC
-Training of HRVs on appropriate nutritional advice based on local foods,
Equipping HRVs with working and monitoring materials for OVC
The organisation of HRVs into common interest groups (CIGs) per site in order to set up income-generating activities (IGAs) to ensure the sustainability of their care activities in the field and training of 10 group representatives in the management and implementation of collective IGAs
-The provision of funds for the installation of a community IGA to ensure the sustainability of the care of OVC at the local level
-The establishment and training of a committee of 10 people per Health Area (i.e. 02 associative members, 03 representatives of the VRC, 03 representatives of the beneficiaries and 05 community and/or religious leaders, etc.) responsible for monitoring the management of the IGAs
-The organisation of two exchange visits to other organisations carrying out similar activities.