The Belgo Cameroonian Association for Oral Health, in a programmed dubbed "Mission Belabo 2019," will carry out free dental consultations in the District Hospital of Belabo, East Region of Cameroon from Monday October 28th to Friday November 1st, 2019 During this campaign they will set up a make shift Dental Unit within the premises of this Hospital from where patients with dental problems who cannot afford treatment will consult free of charge. As prelude to this mission, this Association of Dentists of Cameroonian origin practising in Belgium organised a charity eveningon September 20th 20 to raise funds to realise funds to ease the organisation of this important humanitarian mission. That special evening special evening was was organised under the auspices of Cameroon Embassy in Belgium and the Ambassaor was represented the Counsellor for Cultural Affaires, Mme Bissou Ngue Christine Scholastique.
Better known in French as l'Association Belgo Camerounaise pour la santé Buccale(ABCSB), this association with Headquarters in Brusselshas Dr. Justin TSOGO as its President. This Mission to Belabo will be headed by Dr. NDJOH Jules Julien, a renowned Dentist, who is also a Part time Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicines and Biomedecal Sciences of the University of Yaounde One. The organisers say it is their wish to get nearer to to the population in the hinterlands and those areas where basic facilities for dental care are still lacking. They are really concerned with the sick who cannot afford treatment, given that most of them are living under very precarious conditions. The fact that this population lives very far from from dental care facilities makes even the treatment of those with dental problems to be very expensive. Those who can afford to pay for treatment have to to cover long distances,while those who cannot afford to travel to areas with existing dental care facilities continue to suffer, the mission team members disclosed.
These annual humanitarian missions by the Belgo Cameroonian Association have been organised since 2011 and Belabo 2019 is going to be their 10th outing.Previous missios have taken them to the following towns in Cameroon:- Ebolowa, Ngaoundere, Nkongsamba, Ayos, Banyo, Bangangte, Foumban, Buea and Makak. Before leaving for Cameroon, the team issued letters of appreciation to all those who supported them financially and otherwise, pointing out that this support alone was a very strong motivating factor.
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