PeterCameroon Fact Sheet

Project Centers: Banso Baptist Hospital, Northwest Province; Mbingo Baptist Hospital, Northwest Province; Mutengene Baptist Hospital, Southwest Province

Twinning Partners: Stellenbosch University & Tygerberg Children’s Hospital, South Africa

Other Charity Partners: Beryl Thyer Memorial Africa Trust (BTMAT), UK

Project Leaders: Dr Francine Kouya & Sister Vera Njamnshi

Project Mentors: Professor Peter Hesseling, South Africa; Dr. Paul Wharin, UK; Dr. Peter McCormick, BTMAT, UK

Start Date: January 2012

Project Background: The Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Board manages a number of hospitals in the north west and south west provinces of Cameroon. It provides free health care for the rural population of subsistence farmers and their families. Professor Peter Hesseling and his team have been visiting Cameroon for around 10 years and have achieved success in raising survival rates for Burkitt lymphoma from zero to 60% in this time.