The Negative Impact of a Lack of Continuing Training for Health Professionals

In healthcare, where every decision and action can have a direct impact on the lives and well-being of patients, the importance of continuing education cannot be overstated. Medical practice is evolving rapidly, with new discoveries, technologies and protocols emerging every day. In this dynamic context, continuing education becomes a vital necessity for healthcare professionals in order to keep their expertise up to date, improve their skills and ensure optimal care for their patients. It is an ethical and legal obligation, but also an ethical obligation if we stick to the Hippocratic Oath: “I will perfect my knowledge to best ensure my mission”. 

Advancing Healthcare Excellence: Enhancing Continuing Medical Education in Africa

The journey of a healthcare professional’s education doesn’t end with in a qualification; in fact, it marks the beginning of the longest and most critical phase. Before this stage, the primary motivation to learn stems from the need to pass exams and acquire specific skills. However, once the qualification is achieved, the responsibility to pursue […]

HRF Partners With WCEA to Provide Free CPD Courses to Health Professionals in Cameroon

Health Research Foundation (HRF) Buea has signed a partnership agreement with the World Continuing Education Alliance (WCEA) to deliver free Continuous Professional Development courses to health professionals in Cameroon. This partnership will allow nurses, doctors, midwives and other health professionals in Cameroon access to hundreds of free courses online that would supplement and enhance their […]

E-learning Capacity Building Programme by Health Research Foundation

Health Research Foundation Buea (HRF) and Biaka University Institute of Buea in collaboration with Drexel University – USA, are defying the Covid-19 Pandemic effects on education and using that to springboard the capacity in Online Learning for administrative and academic staff. The initiative is funded by the United States Embassy in Cameroon. The programme which successfully started in January is […]

Nursing Leadership Meeting 2020: Nurse Educators and the Advancement of Nursing.

On Saturday, November 14, 2020,  Health Research Foundation Buea  hosted the 2020 Association of Nurse Educators Cameroon Leadership Meeting. The meeting which started at 2pm  focused on “The Role of Nurse Educators in Advancing Nursing Professional Growth in Cameroon. The meeting took place at the HRF conference room located at the top floor of the […]

Cameroon Online Educators Fellowship Programme

The COEF programme is sponsored by the US Embassy in Yaounde and is being implemented by Drexel University (College of Nursing & Health Professions ), Biaka University Institute of Buea and Health Research Foundation Buea.  Pre-session activities started in October 2020 and classes will begin in January 2021. Watch for the launching!!!

Global Week for action on NCDs (7th – 11th Sep 2020)

We keep our eyes fixed on Diabetes – the “Silent killer” in Rural Cameroon The situation According to the 2019 International Diabetes Federation (IDF) atlas, there were 19 million adults living with diabetes in Africa in 2019, representing a prevalence of 3.9%.1 In Cameroon, the overall prevalence of diabetes mellitus is estimated at 5.8%.2 While […]

World Diabetes Day in Pictures! Buea 2019

World Diabetes Day in Pictures! Buea 2019 In Collaboration with Regional Hospital Buea, Biaka University Institute of Buea and Others… Over 500 Participants                                        

Low Literacy Diabetes Self-Care Guide

The guide was produced by Dr Aminkeng Z. Leke and Dr Maboh M. Nkwati who are working on the rural diabetes management project. The project is being funded by World Diabetes Foundation and hosted by Biaka University Institute of Buea. HRF provides significant support for the field