...we wanted not only to carry out innovative urology, but also to bring urological treatments to countries, and above all to people, who have little access to them.
Cooperación médica en Camerún 2019
This wish has become a reality in the year that is ending. Four of our experts, Dr. Juan Ignacio Martínez-Salamanca, Dr. Diego Rengifo, Dr. Claudio Martínez-Ballesteros and Dr. Carlos Balmori travelled to the city of Dschang in Cameroon to carry out their first international cooperation mission. They were accompanied by Dr. Carlos Dexeus and Dr. Eduardo Llamazares, specialists in Anaesthesia and Resuscitation.
Reyes Altemir, from the NGO Misiones Médicas España, spoke to us about the need to develop a urological campaign in the St. Vicent de Paul Hospital of the Daughters of Charity in Dschang (Sacré Coeur Catholic Mission), since this and other hospitals in the city had never offered this type of assistance.
The hospital started as an orphanage in 1970, and next to it there was a small dispensary where patients who paid for their medicines with the wood or food they brought with them were cared for. After the closure of the orphanage in 1979, the centre was converted into a maternity hospital in 1983, followed by a hospital in 1989. In 2002, the hospital was officially recognised by the Ministry of Health.