updated May 3rd, 2017





Happy day in Lahaï

No more than 300 people did attend. Because of the critical security situation in northern ...





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Happy day in Lahaï

Cameroon, the sub-prefect had insisted the ceremony would not be held on a larger scale. Otherwise, some 2,000 guests might have come to celebrate an event nothing short of historic for Lahaï. The locals had been making requests, hoping, praying for 30 years. And yet thousands of people in the entire canton had never had access to medical care. Then finally the government built a health centre only to leave it stand empty. Thanks to the support of the Leopold Bachmann Foundation, IPA could step into the breach. Now the centre is equipped with medicines, medical instruments and consumables, clean water and electricity. The Cameroonian state has made its contribution by employing the necessary staff. Now the health centre attracts patients from all the 22 villages in its catchment area and from 12 more in nearby Chad. The celebration might not have been as big as one might have wished it to be, but the inauguration of the health centre was still the happiest day the local population had seen in decades.




The sub-prefect inaugurating the new health centre