COMMUNITY OUTREACH AT THE BUEA CENTRAL PRISON

COMMUNITY OUTREACH AT THE BUEA CENTRAL PRISON
  • 6th September, 2017

'A clean prison for healthy inmates' - Health promotion at the Buea Central Prison

On Saturday 22nd July 2017, the FALCOH team in partnership with the Cameroon Women Scholars (CWS) alumni, Noela Lyonga Foundation and the Health Promotion For All (HPFA) Foundation carried out a joined community outreach activity at the Buea Central prison.  Featuring among their activities was general cleaning of the prison premises, health education, free medical consultations, screening and treatment.

        

At the end of the medical session a total of over 55 inmates (30 adults, 25 minors) were consulted, screened and treated for malaria and skin pathologies (like tinea, scapies, eczema etc). Also all the beneficiaries were administered Mebendazole 500mg tablets against intestinal helminthes (worms).

      

Besides, education on puberty, sexuality and hygiene was given to the 25 female minor inmates, with the youngest being 12 years old.

       

The day ended with a vote of thanks from the prison authorities and a family photograph.

        

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