Day 2: Tour of Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services facilities in Mutengene
- Written by Keir Hammer
- Published: 25 May 2014
- Last Updated: 21 August 2014
We certainly notice the weather! Hot. Humid. And then it rains. It is the rainy season in Cameroon. I think we should promote a visit to Cameroon as part of a guaranteed weight loss program. I must have dropped 5-10 pounds in water weight today.
Today was eye-opening!
What stood out more than all the bustle of activity were the clearly heart-felt expressions of gratitude for the provisions supplied by White Cross over the years and the hope that this will continue well into the foreseeable future. Although I have not yet toured the hospital and health centres where these supplies are used, I could already sense how important the White Cross supplies are to the CBCHS.
The important of White Cross supplies was confirmed by Dr. Emmanuel Tambe, a leading eye surgeon in Cameroon who works at Mutengene hospital (different from the Central Pharmacy, but in the same city). Dr. Tambe told us a story of how someone was able to afford eye surgery because the ongoing contributions from White Cross help to lower costs. Dr. Tambe, who is a native Cameroonian, spent some time in Canada studying and teaching; his heart for God and for his people is so evident.