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Our Lady of Mount Camel, Buea

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in Partners | 0 comments

Our Lady of Mount Camel, Buea

As our car drove into the school premise, you could hear excitement in the voices of the students who had already congregated in the school auditorium. After greeting and introductions, the Principal, Reverend Sister Agnes, expressed her gratitude on behalf of her staff and students not only for our time, but our dedication and sacrifice. She stressed to the audience the importance of attentiveness as cancer is a killer and a boiling issue. Our day was blessed with an opening prayer from one of the young students. It was only after this official process that our lead volunteer for the day, Andrea took to the podium. She talked more on cervical cancer and breast cancer hitting hard on prevention. Mr Ning Elijah followed as well linking Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and sex and encouraging these girls to abstain from sexual intercourse and focus on their studies at all time. The students were very enterprising and asked many questions which were all answered. The staff and students of this all girl Catholic institution were very happy by the time we left. As we drove away, we could see them holding their brochures closer to their chest than their text books. What a nice day it was!! Click to view...

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Seventh Day Adventist, Limbe

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in Volunteers | 0 comments

Seventh Day Adventist, Limbe

With a healthy body, praise and worship can be delivered. It was against this background that celeBritys4africA was invited by the Seven Day Adventist Church at their National convention holding in Limbe Cameroon. The church and its leaders recognized the growing trend of cancer occurrences in Cameroon and subsequent high cancer mortality (especially in the areas of breast, cervical and liver cancers) contacted our team to talk to its congregation. Our team was headed by Mr Ning Elijah and our lead volunteer, Dr Trixy Franke, a fellow member of this denomination, held the atmosphere spellbound with cancer details and facts. Dr Trixy elaborated to the congregation of about 800 people, on the need to prevent cervical, breast, liver, lung, and prostate cancers and provided much detail on what preventive steps to take against each of these cancers.  Though most of the information was new to the congregation, they were nonetheless very grateful and gracious and not only promised to entertain necessary life changes to arm themselves but also to arm their friends and family members with the knowledge learnt as well. Photos of this session can be viewed here                                                                                                                                       Photo...

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Regina Pacis College

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in Blog, Photos | 0 comments

Regina Pacis College

Cancer awareness is not part of the curriculum in schools. The causes, symptoms and prevention for most of the cancers common in Africa are not known to these students. While we were at Ragina Pacis College, in Mutengene, Cameroon, Dr Trixy Franke gave an extensive talk on breast, cervix, lung and liver cancer awareness that ran late into the afternoon. The students were extremely excited and their participation was at maximum. To further incentivize the students, T-shirts were awarded to those who did well in our little quiz session.  We ended up running out of T-shirts since the students were bent on claiming all awards. As they retired to continue with their activities, some congregated around Dr Trixy with further questions especially those surrounding cancer myths. Our talks at Regina Pacis College can be viewed here Click here to view more of our photo...

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Ms Evelyne Nji

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in Survivors | 0 comments

My name is Nji Evelyne, I am a mother of 3 kids. I live in Cameroon and was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer in 2011.  When my breast started paining, first I was receiving native treatment for many months. We were told it was witchcraft. It was only after many months that both breasts got so bad that I came to the hospital in Yaounde with the help of my sister in law, Comfort. In Yaounde, I was told that I have but breast cancer. I have no money and my husband is a farmer. We struggled to get money for my surgery. All my breasts were removed.  I am on constant pain and medications. I want to thank Mr Ning and the NGO Celebritys4africa  for helping me with the payment for my treatments. Please check your breasts and don’t listen if they tell you it is...

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Saker Baptist College, Limbe

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in Saker Baptist | 0 comments

Saker Baptist College, Limbe

Dr Kuna Fombutu teaming together with Dr Christella Ajong formed our duo up front as our footsoldiers matched into Saker Baptist College Limbe. The atmosphere was warm and cozy. Our reception from the staff of this historical institution was of beyond “Michelin” standard. Both the staff and entire student body, clustered in a medium sized auditorium with anxious nerves to receive our message. Dr Ajong took to the floor talking about breast cancer. After interactively answering the many questions from the audience, Dr Fombutu in partnership with Dr Ajong, went crazy on cervical cancer. At the end of the day, a lot of cancer myths were demystified and the students retired to their respective dormitories vowing to take the message home to their parents and extended family members. Our talks with the staff and students of Saker Baptist College, Limbe can be viewed...

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Haut Nkam group

Posted by on Jul 12, 2015 in Haut Nkam | 0 comments

Haut Nkam group

Women are known to have a tight grip of the family. As such celeBritys4africA targets women of all age groups and pay an outreach visit to their places of gathering. It was a hot Sunday in January that our team drove down to the neighborhood where Haut Nkam women of Lime, Cameroon. The reception was good and our team headed by Mr Elijah Ning went down to business not long after our arrival. Our lead clinical Specialist Dr Christella Ajong was on peddles and got directly connected with all 150 women present as her medical rotation was done in their town of origin.  Our talk did focus on breast and cervical cancer with strong emphasis on prevention and nutrition. If there was one thing these women took home, it was the urge not only to lead a healthy life that will boost cancer prevention but also to take the message to their friends and families. Our talks with the Haut Nkam Women can be viewed...

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Awareness- Schools & Cultural groups

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in Cultural groups | 0 comments

Awareness- Schools & Cultural groups

Under the umbrella of CancerOne College, celeBritys4africA takes cancer outreach to schools and cultural groups in Cameroon. The goal is to reach out to both the young and the old with the hope of eliminating preventable cancers. Our team educates students as early as age of 10 years old. While we have strong focus on young adults who will become leaders of the community tomorrow, we nonetheless reach out to adults as partnering with them and their cultural groups increases our chances of success in the fight against cancer. We cannot fight cancer with regards only on one segment of the population. Our approach is deep, diversified and incorporative of all. Our cancer gospel is new to many ears and there is total excitement in the communities we visit. This outreach generates real engagement and tackles ignorance, cultural beliefs and myths while at the same time encouraging regular checkups and screening. Click here to learn more about our CancerOne...

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Breavix Screening Campaigns

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in Schools | 0 comments

Breavix Screening Campaigns

Breast and cervical cancer occurrence are very high in Cameroon and most parts of Africa. celeBritys4africA, in partnership with local partners carry out a quarterly breast and cervical cancer campaign in low income communities where vulnerability to these diseases is high. Breavix™ Screening is offered free of charge to each participant. All that needs to be done is for residents to show up, get an assigned ticket and wait in the queue. We take care of them and provide results on the spot. While Breavix focuses on screening. There is a huge task of counseling which involves getting residents out of unfounded cultural norms about cancer to sound proven medical track. Basic counseling further encourages residents to go to the hospital and seek proper medical advice and treatment from trained healthcare specialist.   Click here to learn more about Breavix...

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Treament Assistance

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in womens group | 0 comments

Treament Assistance

Treating cancer is very expensive globally. In Africa, resources are scarce and most people only go to the hospital when their disease is at an advanced stage. Our combination of CancerOne College and Breavix Screenings help to encourage cancer victims to go to the hospital before it gets too late.   Many families are in need of treatment assistance and we have been able to reach out to families meeting our need based requirements. Our support can cover any aspect of a patient’s treatment. It is hard to provide support for everyone but we are making great strides given the resources we have at hand. Click here to learn more about Treatment Assistance  ...

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Partners

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Partners | 0 comments

Partners

Seven Days Adventist Mission Buea Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Ministry of Health Ministry of Secondary Education Full Gospel Mission Local cultural groups

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