Our project and our values

Learn more about Cameroon and our humanitarian project in Bekoko.

We operate the first medical health centre in Bekoko and run it with local staff. In this way, we create a point of contact for consultations, treatments and prevention work. Our goal is to improve the health situation in Cameroon in a sustainable way.

Our project

Learn more about Cameroon and our humanitarian project in Bekoko.

The village of Bekoko, located close to the largest town of Cameroon, Douala and in the border area with the Kriesen region, has no health facilities.
Although the nearest hospital in Douala is only about 50 km away, the journey there is very complicated, expensive and time-consuming. As a result, many people do not take the road until it is already too late or, unfortunately, not even then.
People who are restricted in their mobility do not have access to medical care at all, as there are no ambulances and public transport is only carried out via Moto taxis. For these reasons, the KamerunGO! supports the local project partner NGO Hope and Life Cameroon (the one from the KamerunGO! founders) in the project to build a community hospital and run it with local employees.

The centre is intended to offer Bekoko residents treatment for acute illnesses, screenings, vaccinations and minor accidents. In addition to the outpatient clinic, the centre has 9 inpatient beds and 3 beds for infants, as well as a well-equipped laboratory and pharmacy.
In addition, prevention work is carried out (e.g. health campaigns in schools and kindergartens) and consultations on various health issues. This gives the local population access to primary medical care as well as information on health and prevention. Thanks to the new centre, diseases can be detected and treated at an early stage. The aim is to massively alleviate the precarious health situation in the region, through effective treatments and the reduction of new infections.

Project overview

Opening health centre

Despite the very difficult circumstances, the construction work progressed quickly due to the current difficult political situation in the country and so the sporting schedule has been largely adhered to in the last 2 years. At the moment we are on the strenuous finishing straight and are looking forward to the opening at the end of the year.
The core team, which will be employed in the hospital, already meets regularly, develops concepts and work processes, exchanges ideas, plans the facility and is in contact with the population. Two of our future employees are also in further training courses, which were also funded by us.

The construction is carried out with workers from the region and, where necessary, accompanied by specialist personnel (honorary work) from Switzerland. This is necessary, for example, during excavation work and the installation of the solar system. We build sustainably and with local building materials and workers, thus creating jobs.

Goals 2019 for KamerunGO! and Hope and Life Cameroun

  • Installation of the solar system
  • Recruitment of staff
  • Needs analysis for further offers
  • Strengthening existing partnerships and expanding further partnerships
  • Marketing promotions and events
  • Collecting donations from private individuals, institutions and companies
  • Further development of the project
  • Active support on the ground
  • Planning and conducting health campaigns
  • On-site training and training for staff
  • Getting back to School project for IDP children in the region

Achieved goals 2018 KamerunGO! and Hope and Life Cameroon

  • Expansion of website, donation platform and marketing material
  • Further development of the strategy
  • Tracks of the 1st Health Campaign
  • Building partnerships in different areas
  • Collecting donations from private individuals and institutions
  • Performing various actions and events
  • Acquisition of the land and start of construction
  • Tracks up administrative processes
  • Organisation of further training courses for 2 future employees
  • Carrying out the first health campaign

Achieved goals 2017 KamerunGO!

  • Foundation of KamerunGO! in June 2017
  • Foundation of Hope and Life August 2017
  • Development of project and schedule based on basic concept
  • Development of the project team in Cameroon and Switzerland
  • Building marketing, communication and fundraising
  • Building partnerships

Our most important milestones

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Why support KamerunGO! ?

Wir helfen allen!

We help everybody!

Our projects benefit all people, regardless of denomination, gender or ethnicity.

Wir helfen allen!

The money arrives!

The board of KamerunGO! works on a voluntary basis. Expenses are borne by the members of the Board of Directors themselves. This means that your donation will not dry up somewhere in Switzerland, but will directly benefit the people in Cameroon.

Wir helfen allen!

Your donation is in good hands!

The Board of Directors can draw on a wealth of experience. Thanks to good contacts and close cooperation with the local population in Cameroon, we can use our funds in a targeted and efficient way!

News

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Annual Report and Financial Statements 2019

13. January 2021

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Bekoko is located in the agglomeration of Douala

Bekoko is located in the agglomeration of Douala

Impressions from Bekoko

People, Markets, Hospitals, Street Food, Bekoko,...

Our partners

We rely on strong partners to improve the health situation in Cameroon in the long term.

Together with our partner organisation KamerunGO! in Switzerland, we want to create a medical centre in Bekoko in a sustainable way. Other partners in Switzerland and Cameroon help us with financial, material or organisational tasks.

Together with our local partner association, we want to improve health care in Cameroon in a sustainable way. The association was initiated by the same founders as KamerunGO! and shares the same values. We work very closely together.

WmF Mercy e.V. has believed us and our project from the very beginning. We are very grateful for their financial and mental support!

With Bon Secours, we recently extended our partnership and are now the local coordinator with most projects in Cameroon.

The Medical Center Hope and Life and the association Hope and Life Cameroon are both partners of the Medical Network Cameron, which was initiated in 2016 by Bon Secours e.V.!

We take sustainability very seriously. In a country like Cameroon, however, this is a greater challenge. Together with Solafrica and Jeunesse Verte, we have found partners who have helped us ensure a sustainable energy supply.