Friday, August 19, 2016

CAPITOL: SEVERE ANAEMIA IN A CHILD WITH UNTREATED MALARIA, A CASE STUDY, 2014












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SEVERE ANAEMIA IN A CHILD WITH UNTREATED MALARIA, A CASE STUDY, 2014


Presented by: Yefon Blandine
Supervised by: Mr Mor Betrand
General supervisor: Dr Mfonfu Daniel

A case study report is submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of higher national diploma (HND) in nursing at the end of three years of studies in nursing. This case study was carried out at the Regional Hospital Bamenda from 27 October to 5 December 2014. It was presented to the jury in April 2015. The mother of this child was travailing by train from Garoua (from the North Region) to Bamenda (to North West Region of Cameroon) when the child developed malaria that consequently resulted in severe anaemia.


The goal of publishing this case study in the internet is to show an excellent management of a severe anaemia in a child when the child enters the good well established health system in Cameroon.

The specific objectives are to show
i.                    The effect of auto medication
ii.                  The weakness in the provision of health care facilities in long distant train journey.
iii.                The inadequate education of mothers on prevention of malaria during a cross country journey
iv.                The weakness of the mother not consulting at Yaoundé before continuing to Bamenda
v.                  The prompt consultation of the mother at Bamenda in the health system
vi.                The quick reaction and management of an acute illness within the good health system
vii.              The modest contribution of our students in case report writing; we hope to constantly improving on writing case report.
In CAPITOL the case study is always an opportunity for us to appreciate the good qualities of health care in the health system; identify some weaknesses; and propose recommendations for improvement at all levels.

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Dr Mfonfu Daniel
Dean of studies
Tel: +237 677601207

Monday, August 01, 2016

COMMUNITY HEALTH PRACTICE IN NKWEN RURAL





Community Health Practice in Nkwen Rural

1)      INTRODUCTION

Community health practice is a regular activity carried out in the second year of training course for medical students of the Faculty of Health Sciences. The purpose of the community health practice is to make a community diagnosis of the health problems affecting the population and risk factors contributing to disease appearances or occurrences, in the domain of environmental sanitation and health promotion. This was done using questionnaires to collect data from households visited in the community in order to identify the health problems of the community and to evaluate the vaccination coverage of children 0 to 23 months.Community diagnosis is the foundation for improving and promoting the health of community members. Community diagnosis is a process. In order for this process to be meaningful, the entire community must be mobilized and involved throughout the diagnosis and control of health problems and factors identified. While building community commitment takes lots of time and energy, there is no better way to build support for public health interventions than to engage community residents in identifying important health issues, developing strategies for addressing these issues, initiating actions and interventions, and using the skills and experiences of community members as resources. This Community Health Practice is the first step to initiate the community participation in a dialogue between the population and the students that will enable them to fill the questionnaires.

2)      GOAL (GENERAL OBJECTIVE)
The practical training course in Community Health Practice has as objective to familiarize the student with the exercise of establishing the diagnosis of the health situation of communities.

3)      SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

        i.            Describe the health area and draw a sketch of the health area to indicate the sites where the teams of students will work.
      ii.            Study waste disposal of excreta
    iii.            Study the disposal of household solid refuse
     iv.            Study water supply
      v.            Study methods of purification of water
    vi.            Assess use of impregnated mosquito nets
   vii.            Study agricultural activities
viii.            Study health insurance coverage
    ix.            Study health risk - living in hazard prone areas
     x.            Study Health Service Utilisation
  xi.            Study hygienic conditions in Bars and Restaurants
  xii.            Study where medications are purchased
  xiii.            Assess major health problems  in the community
  xiv.            Assess major health problems  diagnosed at the health centre
  xv.            Evaluate vaccination coverage of children 0-11months
  xvi.            Evaluate vaccination coverage of children 12 to 23 months
  xvii.            Study the EPI monitoring chart


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CHP Nkwen pdf part 1

CHP Nkwen pdf part 2

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MAN MADE CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING – DIARY OF EVENTS














Tel: (+237) 677 60 12 07
Email: dmfonfu@yahoo.com

MAN MADE CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING – DIARY OF EVENTS

Manmade atmospheric vacuum created by burning flames on oil drilling platforms and oil refineries are responsible for most catastrophes - flooding, wild bush fires and drought - as presented in my diary. Thus these catastrophes are manmade. Please let us develop technology to channel this gas for home human consumption. 

The Paris COP did not mention this in their discussions and report. The quest for petroleum drilling is destroying our dear planet earth.

Please read this diary and refer it to others.

Monday, June 20, 2016

CAPITOL COMMUNITY HEALTH INTERNSHIP MAY 2016


CAPITOL COMMUNITY HEALTH INTERNSHIP MAY 2016
By Mr Ngalla Edward – Proprietor of CAPITOL &
Dr Mfonfu Daniel – Dean of Studies CAPITOL



CAPITOL HIGHER INSTITUTE OF HEALTH SCIENCES AND BEAUTY THERAPIES

Community Health Internship is an activity that the level 2 (that the second year students) carry out. Over the years it was practised as a touristic event not related to what was thought in class in public health. In an attempt to always improve on the quality of teaching and especially to give a scientific approach to community health internship in CAPITOL we had to try a different approach this year that consisted in assessing health problems and risk problems in households using a questionnaire.

This report is a synthesis of the results of work of students at the various health areas. In order to make this synthesis the names of the Health Districts where the health areas are situated are used. The interpretation of results should be limited to the health area studied.

The students worked in health areas in the following health Districts: Bali, Mbengwi, Tubah and Santa. This report and those of the students will serve as a feedback to health authorities where they work and beyond.   

GENERAL OBJECTIVE (GOAL):  The goal of Community Health Internship is to make a community diagnosis of health problems/diseases in the community and risk factors that contribute to appearance of diseases in that community by studying the environmental sanitation of households and health problems in households in the community as studied in public health in class; study the vaccination coverage rate of children 0 – 23 months and use the results of the community diagnosis to control the diseases and risk factors identified.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES; Study the:
                               i.            Methods of excreta disposal in the households
                             ii.            Methods of water supply in the community
                          iii.            Methods of purification of water at home
                          iv.            Agricultural Activities
                             v.            Disposal of household solid refuse/waste 
                          vi.            Use of Herbicide  
                        vii.            Use of Rubbing oils used on children
                     viii.            Four Major Health Problems (illnesses/sickness) in the community
                          ix.            Four major incapacitated Chronic patients at home (disabling diseases)
                             x.            Environmental Cleanliness
                          xi.            Four major health diseases identified in the health centre/hospital statistics
                        xii.            Evaluate the vaccination coverage rate of children 0 – 11 months
                     xiii.            Evaluate the vaccination coverage rate of children 12 - 23 months, and
                     xiv.            Perform nursing care.
           xv.           Describe solid waste management in the residence of Dr Mfonfu Daniel           

We have presented a report of the summary of data collected from communities by the students and some reports of the students. Download the following reports to read the details:  


  1.  CAPITOL Community Health Internship May 2016 
  2. CAPITOL BALI Catholic CHI
  3. CAPITOL Bambui Fingah CHI
  4. CAPITOL Santa Mbei CHI
  5. CAPITOL santa meforbe CHI