Dr Linda Yeba Ngwi Bello, Chairperson of CamDocUK: “Our members have participated in medical missions in Cameroon, most recently with Patcha Foundation this month,”

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“Our members have participated in medical missions in Cameroon, most recently with Patcha Foundation this month,” Dr Linda Yeba Ngwi Bello, Chairperson of CamDocUK and family Physician. She was talking in an exclusive interview with Echos Sante ahead of the CamDocUK Scientific annual conference held this Saturday June 25, 2022 at Chesford Grange Hotel in the United Kingdom.

Can you tell us about the congress that the association of Cameroonian doctors in the United Kingdom is organizing today?

We are hosting our 14th annual gala. This will be at Chesford grange hotel.

what are the objectives of this congress?

Our aims are: Providing professional expertise to issues relating to Healthcare Development and Promotion in Cameroon. Providing an environment where mentorship and constructive debate can flourish. Forging partnerships with stakeholders in Cameroon Healthcare such as Medical Schools, Hospitals, NGOs etc.

what about the participants?
The conference in the morning will have speakers from our association and one external speaker. The topics are: an educational conference and a fundraising gala, opened to our members and any healthcare professionals.

Can you give us a presentation of Camdocuk?

CamDocUK is a forum for Medical Doctors and Dentists of Cameroonian origin working in the UK to meet and share ideas about various aspects of healthcare provision in UK and Cameroon.

CamDocUK was born on the 1st March 2008. CamDocUK was born out of a desire of Cameroonian medical professionals to get together, share their experiences, support each other and work towards improving healthcare in our communities both within the UK and in Cameroon.

How many members do you have?
114 members, 66 registered members.

What are you doing to improve the health of Cameroonians?

During the pandemic we provided PPE to hospitals in Cameroon. We have been doing regular educational webinars to educate our community in the UK and in Cameroon. Our members have participated in medical missions in Cameroon. Most recently with Patcha Foundation this month. We have had a small grants project to help fund health focused charities in Cameroon. We fundraised to support CHRI help IDPs in Cameroon. We have good relations with the CMC. CamDocUK have a CMC branch here in the UK. We are always happy and keen to work with our colleagues in Cameroon.

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