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Organization Contact Information

Name: TB Program, Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Board
Street 1: P.O Box 1, Mankon
Street 2:
City: Bamenda
Province: North West Region
Post Code:
Country: Cameroon
Phone: +237-7641-0520
Email: bamendadhs@cbchealthservices.org
Web Site: http://www.cbchealthservices.org

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr.
First Name: Elias
Last Name: Fomunyam Onyoh
Title: MEDICAL DIRECTOR, CBCHB HIV/AIDS & TB CONTROL PROGRAMS
Email: onyohelias@yahoo.co.uk
Phone: +23776410520

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr.
First Name: Elias
Last Name: Fomunyam Onyoh
Title: EGPAF Research Point of Contact (POC)
Email: onyohelias@gmail.com
Phone:  

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Faith-based organization (FBO)
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
Organization Reach: National
Organization Description:
The Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Board (CBCHB) keeps making giant strides in alleviating human suffering with an underlying philosophy of Christian love as enshrined in her mission statement. The CBCHB addresses both clinical and public health problems affecting individuals and communities in Cameroon in particular and Africa at large. To meet these needs, the Board runs 5 hospitals (2 of which have over 250 beds), 24 integrated health centres, 50 primary health centres and a Pharmaceutical production and distribution department. Other vital departments that help to enhance patient care include: a Private Training School for Health Personnel that trains clinical personnel for CBC Health Services, a comprehensive and well integrated HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis Control Program and Services for People with Disabilities. The Board also runs some crucial programs like the Women’s Health Programme to help fight cervical cancer, the Palliative Care Program to help people living with life-limiting conditions, the Centre for Clinical Pastoral Education and Social Services, and a Community Counselling Clinic. The services of the CBCHB are spread over 6 of Cameroon’s 10 Regions.
The CBCHB started a TB Control Program in 1999 in response to the rapid spread of the epidemic. Because HIV infection makes people more susceptible to TB, it has been noticed that over 60% of TB patients treated at CBCHB facilities are HIV positive. Under the supervision of CBCHB doctors trained in TB management, the 3 nurses assigned to this program accept referrals from other healthcare workers, prescribe TB medications as outlined in CBCHB’s TB Manual, see returning patients, and provide tracking and follow-up care to patients. From 1999-2004, some 1,465 patients were diagnosed with TB at Banso Baptist Hospital. Of these, 66 % completed their treatment, 22 % died, and 13 % were lost to follow up.
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 100 +
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $25,000-$100,000
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Stop TB communications
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Information on developments within the TB world
 
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
The CBCHB started a TB Control Program in 1999 in response to the rapid spread of the epidemic. Because HIV infection makes people more susceptible to TB, it has been noticed that over 60% of TB patients treated at CBCHB facilities are HIV positive. Under the supervision of CBCHB doctors trained in TB management, the 3 nurses assigned to this program accept referrals from other healthcare workers, prescribe TB medications as outlined in CBCHB’s TB Manual, see returning patients, and provide tracking and follow-up care to patients. From 1999-2004, some 1,465 patients were diagnosed with TB at Banso Baptist Hospital. Of these, 66 % completed their treatment, 22 % died, and 13 % were lost to follow up.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Cameroon
Which WHO region is the main focus of your work: African
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
Cameroon

Specializations

Advocacy
Delivery of health services and care
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Specializations in Countries

Delivery of health services and care Cameroon

Contribution

Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
Directly Observed Therapy short course

Drug-Resistant TB:
Collaborates with the Regional Drug Sensitivity and Testing Laboratory in diagnosing MDR-TB cases.

TB-HIV:
Integrated TB- HIV

Laboratory Strengthening:
Flourochrome usage

Research:
operational research

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
None

Application date: February 9, 2010
Last updated: October 12, 2012