Baptist Hospital Mutengene (BHM) offers medical, spiritual and psychosocial care, seeing at least 5,000 patients per month with different health problems from various towns in the South West and the Littoral Regions. The hospital started in January1994 as a Health Centre to meet the health needs of the growing population in the region, which has been seeking quality healthcare services with a spiritual touch. It finally became a full hospital in 2007. The Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Board (CBCHB) is a non-profit, faith-based healthcare organization, which started over 50 years ago in a small village in Donga/Mantung Division of the North West Province. The CBCHB works in partnership with national and international governmental and non-governmental health care organizations, and funding agencies in Africa and other parts of the world.
The hospital has 200 permanent workers including 8 medical doctors (2 specialists-1General and orthopedic surgeon and 1 opthalmologist– a Dentist and 5 General Practitioners) and 6 screeners/physician assistants. The hospital also has several casual workers, thus bringing the total number to over 230 staff of all categories. The hospital offers Out-Patients and In-Patients services, an ophthalmology and retinal surgery service, a dental clinic, general and orthopedic surgery, a physiotherapy unit, a TB clinic, pharmacy, a well equipped laboratory and all of the general departments associated with a well functioning hospital. In addition, the hospital has an Ultrasound and X-ray units. There is an HIV treatment center and a well-developed Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) department.
The hospital has been offering dental care to clients since 1996, seeing at least 300 clients a month. The department has one permanent Dental Surgeon (Dentist) assisted by four Dental Therapists and one Dental Assistant. The Eye Department offers the best eye care unit in the SW Region with ultra modern machines and the eight qualified permanent staff see an average of 700 patients a month.
General surgery, orthopedic surgery, physiotherapy, internal medicine and dermatology.
Elective medical students at final year level are welcome.
The hospital is located in the Fako Division of the SW Region of Cameroon.
Visitors can be met at the airport by arrangement with the hospital prior to arrival at visitors’ cost.
Airport of entry is Douala International airport, located within 2hrs drive from the hospital on paved road.
Accommodation is at the well-secured hospital guest house about 1.5km from the hospital.
Three months is optimal for learning the local and hospital culture and being most effective, but length of stay will largely depend on the visitor.
- Elizabeth Embick reviewed 2 years ago
- last edited 2 years ago
I rotated here in 2012 as a final year medical student interested in General Surgery. I spent 2.5 months assisting with patient care and operative cases including general surgery, OB/GYN, and orthopedics. Dr. Henry Ndasi is an excellent mentor and very knowledgeable, having completed a general surgery residency and an orthopedic fellowship. There is a good balance of autonomy and teaching. I also had the opportunity to work with the GPs, including with Dr. Edouard’s Infectious Disease/Burkitts Lymphoma service. This hospital is offers a wide variety of patients, friendly staff, and nearby ocean and jungle/volcano to visit on the weekends. Would highly recommend.
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