As well as regular visits from the mission nurses we have also organised about a dozen hernia operations. It seems that this is a common complaint mainly due to the hard physical labour the Baka have to endure for the Bantu.
We also have an account with the mission hospital so that the Baka can get medical treatment without charge – the only people in Cameroon with a free health service! Inside the “medical house”, used by visiting healthcare workers for consultations, baby weighing and vaccination programmes
Gabriel, a nurse at the Catholic Mission in Moloundou, who regularly comes to o a health check on site at Gbiné
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