A project on the sensitization and creating awareness on high blood pressure and Iron deficiency anemia was carried out for first time in Kiyan-kumbo and in Ntingkah-Mankon in the North West Region of Cameroon. The population was educated on the symptoms, causes, risk factors, prevention, complications of both high blood pressure and iron deficiency anemia with free high blood machines and iron supplements distributed to different groups in the community and iron supplements distributed to pregnant women and women identified with anemia.
Awareness of Iron deficiency anemia is an important factor in achieving anemia control. A workshop was organized on the 17th of March 2018 in Karlsruhe and the main goal was to create awareness and engage the diaspora in understanding iron deficiency anemia and its devastating effects on the population, especially women in Cameroon and Africa at large. Participants in the workshop were sensitized on leading causes of Anemia such as: menstruation or loss of blood, internal bleeding, inadequate iron intake through diet, and malaria intestinal worms and risk factors, symptoms on the other hand. At the end of the workshop the diaspora was encouraged to reach out to their various communities in order to improve and save lives
The year 2020 has been a special year as the whole world has been hit hard by the corona virus. As cases surged in the western world, it gradually spread to Africa. In Bamenda - Cameroon, we at HIIT shipped masks from Germany and some were produced in Bamenda in order to protect the vulnerable population from contracting the Virus. Hard working volunteers were out distributing these masks to the population.