By Clementina Njang Yong
Leaders of the CBC Health Services have respected tradition in setting the organization’s goals and budgets well in advance. The annual activity towards 2022 took place at the CBC Health Services Resource Center in Mvan, Yaounde from November 18-20, 2021.
According to Prof. Tih Pius Muffih, Director of CBC Health Services (DHS), this exercise will help the CBC Health Services to improve on the services rendered to the population. During the sessions, leaders diligently scrutinized the budgets, fast tracked important goals and adopted the results of their careful deliberation and planning.
The success of the CBC Health Services across the years is attributed to their Christian background of following the steps of Jesus’ principles to succeed in the implementation of activities, coupled with the careful planning and efficient financial management system. The institution after this meeting forges forward in faith backed by hard work and determination. On the sidelines of the meeting were several activities ranging from the dedication of newly acquired vehicles, the receipt of an excellence award, and Leader’s contribution to support one of its humanitarian projects.
Three New Vehicles Dedicated At the start of the meeting, three newly acquired vehicles were dedicated and handed over to three departments to be used in rendering services to people in the communities. These vehicles have been purchased with funds from Bread for the World, Liliane Fonds, and Smile Train. The beneficiary departments include: the Life Abundant Primary Healthcare (LAP) program, the Empowerment and Disability Inclusive Development (EDID) program, and Mbingo Baptist Hospital respectively.
Drawing inspiration from 1 Samuel 1:24-28, the Supervisor of CBC Health Services Chaplaincy Services, Reverend Ngwang Simon appreciated God for answered prayers for the gifts to be used for his grace and glory. He prayed for God’s protection for all the users of the vehicles and the drivers who will use these vehicles to render primary healthcare to people in the most remote communities, children and adults with disabilities and patients in hospitals who are in dire need of healthcare. The Director of the CBC Health Services, Prof. Tih Pius Muffih used the occasion to thank the donors and promised that the vehicles will be used for the purposes for which they are intended.
Support to Humanitarian Project Still during the meeting, leaders demonstrated their continuous resolve to support humanitarian courses that render services to vulnerable groups especially children in Cameroon’s two crisis- stricken regions of the Northwest and Southwest. Leaders unanimously and wholeheartedly engaged in financial contributions to support the work of its Humanitarian Response Team headed by Mrs. Ful Maureen. The leaders were move to make the generous contribution following a presentation showcasing the work of the humanitarian team in the communities.
Together with Mr. Kongnyu Emmanuel through the Comprehensive Child Response Programme supported by UNICEF, the duo courageously reach out to children in all hard-to-reach communities. Their work has enabled them come across many cases of malnourishment, abandonment, disability, and other diseases in these communities. Thanks to the intervention of their team, smiles have been put on the faces of the children, their families and the entire communities. While receiving this token, the Project Coordinator, Mrs. Ful appreciated the leaders, noting that this will go a long way to help these most needy children in some of their everyday needs.
MBH receives Award of Best Confessional Hospital Another highlight of the 2021 Goals and Budgets meeting was a recognition award to Mbingo Baptist Hospital (MBH) as the best Confessional Hospital in Cameroon. The award from ECHOS SANTE Group is an honorary distinction for this referral Hospital of the CBC Health Services. The recognition is for the significant contribution of Mbingo Baptist Hospital to improve the healthcare system in Cameroon. The award was handed to the Administrator of MBH and his close collaborators during the meeting and appreciated by all the leaders. This award adds to several other awards received throughout 2021 in different service units of the CBC Health Services. At the end of the meeting, the CBC Health Services Director appreciated the collective efforts of the CBC Central Office, leaders of all its institutions, the entire staff body for their hard work and enthusiasm in service. He encouraged them to ensure that they take care of their health and also make use of the insurance services within the organization. He stressed on the importance to prevent death and promote life within its facilities, a virtue that will continue to be prioritized.