"Eat to Live and Walk with a Purpose"
Regular physical activities and a balanced nutrition are often recognized as key elements in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Participants in MD-ZIM Foundation Wellness classes and workshops are taught simple techniques to help each stay physically active and to maintain balanced nutrition.
Health Fair Clinic
According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular disease, heart disease, and diabetes are some of the leading causes of death. Heart disease and stroke in particular primarily affect individuals of lower socioeconomic status in developing countries.
These diseases are largely preventable through frequent exercise as well as a balanced and healthy diet.
By participating in the MD-ZIM Foundation Health Fair Clinic, patients in disenfranchised regions in Cameroon (Bamenda and Limbe) are able to be screened for health risks. Blood pressure and blood sugar checks will be provided as well as healthy lifestyle recommendations, medication reconciliation, and other healthcare needs to encourage healthy habits.
As the quote goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
The most basic diseases can spread through unwashed hands. By providing soap, toilet paper, sanitizers, sanitary wipes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss and mouthwash to people in disenfranchised regions of Bamenda and Limbe, Cameroon, this can stop the spread of many common adn preventable diseases.
Basic knowledge of hair, skin, and nail care can improve a person's self-worth and even has the ability to boost one's income-earning potential. Female youth in disenfranchised regions of Bamenda and Limbe, Cameroon will be taught practical and efficient techniques for hair, skin, and nail care.
Time of the Month Initiative
UNESCO indicates that about 1 in 10 African girls misses school due to menstruation and often drops out due to related issues. Girls in disenfranchised regions of Cameroon miss 3-5 days of school every month because they don't have sanitary pads. Aside from missing school, menstruation can affect a young girl's self-esteem levels. The Time of the Month Initiative will provide girls in disenfranchised regions of Bamenda and Limbe in Cameroon the sanitary items needed to properly manager this menstruation.
Patient Advocacy - Family Right to Information AGENCY
When a person falls ill to the point of needing medical attention, he or she is helpless and most vulnerable. In societies where there is no systematic process for accountability, medical practitioners must be held to some basic human dignity standard. MD-ZIM Foundation Patient Advocacy and Family Right to Information is a campaign to raise awareness of patient vulnerability and the dire need for kindness in medical practice and in healthcare facilities in Cameroon. To address this critical need, workshops and seminars are conducted in local medical institutions by healthcare professionals from the U.S. in order to promote compassion for the vulnerable and their respective families.