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Introducing Total Health Revolution

The Himalayan Institute Humanitarian Team is excited to unveil its latest humanitarian venture—the Total Heath Revolution in Cameroon, West Africa! The Total Health Revolution aims to increase health knowledge and subsequently improve long-term health outcomes by reaching 75,000 people over the course of the next several months.

The program, based out of the Himalayan Institute Cameroon, will provide health education and increase knowledge through a series of 100 free classes on topics such as hygiene and sanitation, basic first aid, maternal and child health, stress and emotional health, and more. Lean more about the Total Health Center here. 

The Cameroon staff have been really busy! They've already created partnerships with 100 groups who will host the public health classes and have registered over 7,500 group members who will attend.

The team in Cameroon has been busy preparing. More than 100 Cameroon partners have already signed up to host the public health classes reaching over 7,500 community members.

The classes will be held in towns and villages throughout Cameroon’s Northwest Region in August, September, and October. Ongoing classes will be incorporated into the class schedule of the Himalayan Institute Cameroon, alongside its regular classes in French, computer, carpentry, and general literacy.

The team will be deploying this project during the monsoon season. This motorcyclist negotiates his way around puddles to the Himalayan Institute, a common situation during these months.

The team will be deploying this project during the monsoon season. This motorcyclist negotiates his way around puddles on his way to the Himalayan Institute.

This campaign is the first of its kind in the region, if not the entire nation, offering simple yet meaningful solutions that are realistically applicable for the people of Northwest Cameroon.

To begin, a team of local health professionals will be trained as Community Health Educators, and taught how to effectively deliver health classes in their communities. The Cameroonian trainees will take part in an intensive program, taught  by Himalayan Institute public health staff from Honesdale, PA, during which they will develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to hold classes of their own.

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Aside from the thousands who will take the health classes in person, the team has prepared for massive social awareness and outreach campaign, allowing the health content to reach deep into the interiors of West Africa.

 

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Additional coverage will include national TV and radio stations, and public announcements.

Aside from the thousands who will take the health classes in person, HI team prepares for massive social media coverage will allow this health content to reach deep into the interior villages.

PSA posters and flyers will be broadly distributed in multiple languages including English, Pidgin, and Lamnso.

 

The deployment team has over a decade of on the ground management and technical experience in Africa, and a strong history of implementing development projects in rural communities.

The deployment team has over a decade of on the ground management and technical experience in Africa, and a strong history of implementing development projects in rural communities.

The legwork has been completed and our Humanitarian Team is off to Cameroon next week to oversee the implementation of the project.

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