Pocket Book of Primary Healthcare for Children and Adolescents (4) Printed materials continue to be important in conflict and low-resource settings

16 January, 2024

Dear Dr. Mickey, 

Thanks for the reactions that I personally forwarded to you concerning the child health pocket handbook. Whether printing or no printing is still no problem. I have started sharing it to some medical and child protection whatsapp groups around Cameroon and particularly in conflict affected regions of the country. I am looking for more groups to share to them. My idea of printing it makes sense to me and to my organisation. We operate in a war environment where people have been displaced, no internet network in the rural areas, no laptops, tablets, android phones. Very few possess these materials. The book is very useful as it will serve as a training tool for our organisation. Our organisation has close to 500 community health workers working in the rural areas and this book will assist us organise trainings with them. Even our partner health centers are located in the rural areas where there is no internet, electricity. People are subject to solar light for charging of phones. We need partners like you to work with us and see how things are done in a typical African style.

Thanks for the information as we continue work together to improve on the health care delivery system

Conflicts, wars, disasters hinder our work globally. Lets work to mitigate these factors.

Thanks Chia Benard Ful, Cameroon.

HIFA profile: Chiabi Bernard Ful is Director of Boyo Association for Rural Development (BARUDEV--Cameroon). This is a local NGO found in Boyo district of North Western Cameroon. Our activities are to empower women, protect the sexual and reproductive health for women and girls, and protect the rights of children. We have been training community health workers to follow up patients, pregnant women, sick children and refer them to the hospital. barudev AT yahoo.co.uk