University of Buea, Faculty of Health Sciences, Buea, Cameroon
Despite the economic crisis facing the country in the early 90s, the University of Buea (UB) started off boldly in May 1993 with 768 students. The Faculty of Health Sciences is dedicated to achieving excellence and advancing health through leadership in education in the health sciences, discovery, innovation, research, and exemplary health delivery services. UB will conduct research for sustainable development and to enhance the quality of life of Cameroonians. Both fundamental and applied research will be done to address issues of local, national and global concern as well as those of relevance to industry.
The research proposals development are:
- Intermittent preventive treatment of malaria and anaemia control during EPI in Cameroon: Moving towards evidence-based policy and public health action;
- Social marketing of malaria control strategies in a semi-urban community of Cameroon;
- Behaviour change communication for the control of malaria among primary 2-6 pupils in four schools in Cameroon;
- Integrated care of Orphans and vulnerable children in selected health areas of Cameroon;
- Operational feasibility, acceptability and safety of the use of rapid diagnostic tests in the context of home management of malaria among the under-fives with ACTs in semi-urban Cameroon;
- Sustainability mechanisms for the TDR ongoing project “Correct home-based treatment of malaria in children less than five years with prepackaged drugs in an urban setting”, Douala, Cameroon; and
- Water-related problems in the Buea Health District-proposal developed for the Medicine Programme of the University of Buea.
Links to the health workforce crisis
Outreach and cooperation activities of the University seek to create strategic alliances with institutions and organizations at home and abroad, in order to exploit the opportunities of an increasingly globalised world. One main goal is increased access to professional training at all levels to enable graduates to find jobs. The objectives of the Faculty of Health Sciences are in line with this goal. It strives to:
- Train health professionals in the key domains that would ensure the attainment of the millennium development goals;
- Conduct research in strategic areas that would provide the necessary evidence for teaching and the practice of the health professions at the highest possible level; and
- Provide service to selected communities in a manner that promotes partnership and dignity in human development.
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