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Cancer/Reproductive Medicine: CHRACERH Widens International Partnership

Brenda YUFEH NCHEWNANG-NGASSA | 18-05-2017 08:04

A convention was signed between the Reproductive Hospital and the American Hospital of Paris yesterday, May 17, 2017 in Yaounde.

In a bid to commemorate the first anniversary of the Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgery and Human Reproductive Teaching Hospital abbreviated CHRACERH, the management of the hospital organised a workshop at the hospital premises on the health of women in Africa during which a platform convention for collaboration between CHRACERH and the American Hospital of Paris (AHP) was signed. Presiding at the ceremony yesterday, May 17, the Minister of Public Health, Andre Mama Fouda, lauded the strides made by the management of CHRACERH in upgrading the quality of health services offered to the population. While thanking the management of the American Hospital of Paris for the confidence placed on the Administrator, General Manager of the Yaounde Reproductive Hospital, Professor Jean Marie Kasia and his team, Minister André Mama Fouda underscored that such a partnership will help the hospital provide quality health care to Cameroonians particularly women. “You are transforming the dream of the Head of State into reality”, Minister Mama Fouda told the staff of CHRACERH and the American Hospital of Paris. The Minister called on participants at the workshop not to remain at CHRACERH with the knowledge they have obtained but to go to other hospitals and demystify the issues behind cancer which remains unknown to many people. The Vice President and Representative from the AHP, Dr Frédéric Chiche said the convention signed with CHRACERH in collaboration with the Association for Health of Women in Africa, will permit the exchange of medical know-how. Twice each year, two main workshops will take place at the Yaounde Reproductive Hospital during which experts from the AHP will come to Cameroon and share their knowledge on oncology, and latest methods in handling gynaecological problems. Dr Frédéric Chiche said the American Hospital of Paris, founded in 1906, is a private, nonprofit making hospital that is considered licensed/non-subsidized under the French healthcare system. The Hospital has an extensive Ancillary Services Department, equipped with modern diagnostic and treatment equipment Professor Kasia used the occasion to trace the history of CHRACERH which is the fruit of a strong determination of Cameroon’s First Couple to provide quality healthcare to women in Cameroon and beyond. It was a day to celebrate one year of a positive balance sheet of the hospital which records 40 per cent success rate in In-vitro fertilisation (IVF). The event was attended by several members of government and a delegation from the Circle of Friends of Cameroon (CERAC).

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