Planned and newly started Projects

October 3, 2016

Thanks for finding time to visit our site. Below you will find a summary of the projects we are currently involved in. Hope you will take a minute to support us by donating so as to help us with our various projects. We are currently in a fundraising campaign to help the Mbingo Baptist mission hospital with the establishment of a strong Personnel dosimetry program. Thank you! Mbingo Baptist Hospital Comprehensive  Cancer Care Project. In cooperation with other organizations, we are working to bring  together international partners and the diaspora community committed to Cancer care to help Mbingo Baptist Hospital (MBH) in setting up a Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Center. Included is the development of a CARE and training component with a telemedicine concept. MBH is a 310-bed-Clinic, which is located in the beautiful, mountainous Northwest Region of Cameroon.

 Establishment of a strong Personnel dosimetry program at Mbingo Hospital. There is currently no certified or reliable personnel dosimetry program in Cameroon. It is a systematic process for monitoring, recording, evaluating, and reporting the radiation doses received by occupationally exposed health care personnel. The goal of such a personnel monitoring program is to ensure compliance with established dose limits. With such a program, the hospital can also provide the services to other small clinics in the region, thereby guaranteeing the sustainability of the program. MephidA ReConnect. MephidA ReConnect is an effort to help challenge the brain drain dilemma in Africa, the program is geared to assist and encourage medical physicists in the diaspora and other health professionals to reconnect with the situation on the ground especially in their home countries and forge ways of supporting projects (through research, clinical services, training, mentoring etc.) aim at improving the health sector in their country of origin. The program’s goal is to achieve brain gain from brain drain, thereby closing the cancer care divide that exists in low and middle-income countries. At the moment Joel Kra a Medical Physicist from Ivory Coast working in Germany is leading the MephidA ReConnect for Ivory Coast and that of Ghana is being led by Hammond Z.

 International collaboration towards Medical Physics in Africa. Collaborating with several organizations and institutions on the improvement of health care, especially in underserved regions. Radiation protection is an issue in Cameroon, most radiology departments don’t know or don’t take the subject seriously and are not in compliance with the regulatory authority. We are in talks with Camfomedics e.V to implement training on radiation protection as an integral part of their i.MED program ( MephidA would assist in creating awareness and training in radiation protection. Promotion of innovation in educational institutions in Cameroon. The Promotion of innovation in educational institutions in Cameroon by visiting schools and giving talks relating to cancer care and bottle necks preventing the advance in the country. Award prices for innovative thesis offering solutions in medical technical related applications to solve the problems hindering technological advances in cancer therapy. Coordinator: Mr. Armstrong Gassa. Encouragement of med tour within Africa. Encourage medical tourism within the continent. An app that can be downloaded for free with information concerning Cancer care and good reliable clinics in the continent. The App would also provide the patient with the possibility to get international feedback or second professional opinion in relation to the illness. Solar powered Radiation Oncology Center. Power outages and interruptions are known to be a serious problem for most African countries and are attributed to several factors. We want to partner with well-known solar companies here in Germany to encourage hospitals, health care policy makers in the countries we are currently involved to exploit the solar technology. In August 2011, Lake Constance Radiation Oncology Centre was the first Radiation Oncology Center in Germany to be powered by solar technology. Another example of a solar powered hospital is the University Hospital of Mirebalais Global Health Catalyst. MephidA is partner with the Global Health Catalyst in the co-organisation of the annual Global Health Catalyst Summit at Harvard Medical School in Boston. The focus is to bring Professionals, Public health Stakeholders, Policy makers, Medical companies, Healthcare institutions, Diaspora groups, NGOs, Institutions and other Strategic partners on a common platform to exchange ideas, develop and partner together to achieve goals that will create substantial impact on cancer healthcare. Mombasa Cancer Care Center (MCCC) program. We are partnering with the Cancer Research & Communications Organization (CRCO) in Kenya to help set up the Mombasa Cancer Care Center (MCCC) program. The goal is to provide a comprehensive approach to cancer management to the community at large and offer accessible, affordable and free comprehensive cancer Care to all regardless of their status. Cancer continues to be an increasing concern worldwide and especially in the developing countries where the mortality rate seems to be on the rise.  International Agency on Research and Cancer (IARC) indicate that while the prevalence of cancer worldwide is tipped towards the industrialized countries, more than 60% of all cancer-related deaths occur in developing countries; Kenya being one of them due to multiple challenges in Africa especially affordability by the affected. This problem can no longer be left to one entity. It requires a combined effort from all.    Renaissance Ambassador Corp. We want to engage in helping to create awareness about the profession of Medical physics in Cameroon by visiting their ARA clubs in Yaounde, North and South West region of Cameroon and also to inspire the youths towards the profession. Helping to empower African Youths to find by contributing to solutions of problems affecting their society.