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The Lauren Bayangam Health Centre, Cameroon Opens 29/11/08

Support For Africa would like to thank Unite Group Plc for sponsoring the charity’s fourth healthcare centre in Cameroon.

We are fortunate to have teamed up with Prof. Tih Pius Muffih MPH, PH.D and the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services (CBCHS) and hope for a long collaboration and fruitful partnership.

On the 29th Nov 2008 the 4th SFA clinic the Lauren Bayangam Health centre was officially opened. Four members of the UNITE GROUP PLC (sponsors of the Clinic) braved the journey, after winning an internal competition, and travelled to Cameroon with Stephen Komlosy (Trustee), Mrs Grace Coker (SFA’s Vice President, Africa) and Patti (SFA President).

Thank goodness it is now providing basic healthcare to the local villages.

There was no electricity or water in time for the opening. At first the clinic was running timidly but since then it has become more functional and saw over 100 visitors before the Christmas celebrations. The next day after the opening the first baby was born in the clinic it was a boy and they named him after Lauren.

The Lauren Bayangam health centre with services provided by CBC Health Services, had seen a total of 486 patients and 6 deliveries between December 2008 and end of January 2009.

The journey so far:

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7 8 Mrs Grace Coker, Stephen Komlosy, and Patti
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Photo 1-5: Clinic at various stages

Photo 6: Opening of clinic

Photo 7: Amanda Williams, Tabitha Aldrich-Smith, Patti Lauren, Maizie Williams (Boney M), James Childs and Ian Banister at the House of Lords reception (sponsored by St Joseph’s Parish, Gerrards Cross) during which Tabitha handed the charity a cheque for £25,000 to the charity for the building of the Bayangam Lauren health centre.

Photo 8: The UNITE Team Niel Khoodabux, Shirleyann Plumridge, Natasha Katsis, Nick Barrett

Photo 9: Mrs Grace Coker, Stephen Komlosy, and Patti.

Photos of the fourth clinic that was built in Bayangam, Cameroon.
Photos courtesy of Prof L.A. Tchuem Tchuente.