Editorial – About Medcamer
Thank you for your interest in the Organization MEDCAMER (Doctors of Cameroon).
MEDCAMER is not part of medical organizations, which primary goal is to discuss technical and scientific aspects associated with medical disciplines.
MedCamer place herself rather in the discussion related to the management aspects of the framework in which physicians must flourish.
We pose critically today on health and its institutions in Cameroon.
Punctual and isolated interventions which we are accustomed, even if supported by the best of intentions are not enough to fill the discomfort and system failures in which we work; Describe problems or regret in this case so ceaselessly the poor quality of socio-economic and managerial environment of the health care system , is no longer enough for the millions of people who suffer daily. Complaints and wait reached the limits pushed at the cost of quality of service, and foundation of our social and professional lives.
Today we should be immersed in the urgency of remedial action. We need to rethink our health care system and its ability to manage a population estimated at 20 million people . The organization of care, the interactions between practitioners, interactions with patients, basic training or continuous, are all major interpellations in relation to the pressing needs of the moment. We need to rethink health, bases and prospects for the medical profession in Cameroon.
The problem of health and medicine in Cameroon is not necessarily a fault in technical skills. The problem clearly lies in the environment that frames this medicine and its staff. On one hand, the management level takes only very inadequately focus on the organization and operation of best available technical and human resources. On the other hand, there is virtually no comprehensive platform for joint reflection and work engaging the community of health professionals, namely doctors around defined objectives concerning health or their profession. The weakness and disorganization of medical tissue are highest. At a time when a real opportunity to debate on the need to reform the health system in Cameroon is slowly taking shape, doctors unfortunately have nothing to offer in consensus, that these reforms reflect the suggestions of the medical sector.
It becomes clear those observations made, that it is at first to these structural and institutional foundations that it is essential to work in Cameroon. Reforming managerial strengths of central health facilities, strengthen or build strong medical institutions to support these central structures.
It seems obvious and urgent to materialize in Cameroon a global medical associative space, so that the decisions and actions of health finally lead to health. at that work MEDCAMER would contribute now.
We believe in this group that the arguments and proposals that we will develop at your touch, converted into projects, will open the way to adequate medical personnel and system quality. This, more deeply and more lasting that never will any help.
Etienne A. Ndzie Atangana, M.D