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Redemption Higher Institute of Biomedical and Management Sciences (Cameroon)
Civic responsibility is a duty of everyone who live in the society. There exist enormous challenges that needs innovative and real time solution. As an institution that play a great role in bringing up responsible individuals, we have a role to instil in our graduates the value of civic duties and responsibilities. In line with this, our institution takes on a social responsibility approach to help solve pressing social ills in our society and at the same time instilling value of civic responsibility in our students.
RHIBMS, was founded by Late Rev Eben Abraham. In the quest to better the life of those around the community in which this institution is located, he initiated a program of organizing feast and reach out activities for the blind in the community as river blindness was a major problem in the area. As time passed, the program became more focused on the prevention of preventable blindness in communities highly vulnerable. Thus the birth of the Eben Abraham Initiative for the prevention of preventable blindness. This initiative is known for its vigorous screening to promote early diagnosis of problems that can lead to potential blindness.
In late 2016 the Student Unions’ Community Health Promotion Initiative was instituted to help student develop the culture of civic responsibilities. This program is designed to enable students identify priority health problems and designed specific interventions to address them. In the part, health education programs of HIV, TB and Hygiene have been implemented. In recent times due to the increase destruction of health structure and depriving of local communities from basic health care due to the ongoing socio-political crisis plaguing the Northwest and Southwest Regions of Cameroon, the student union in collaboration with faculties and other health care professionals put together small mobile health care team that penetrate communities and address minor health ailments while ensuring transportation of complicated cases to nearest competent health unit alongside mobilization of funds for care.
Water-borne diseases remain one of the major health problems in local communities due to the unavailability/poor management of portable water supply and poor hygiene and sanitation. In a bit to curve down this, the institution has in place a yearly project for either construction or rehabilitation of water source for different communities.
Most recently, we are looking on ways of recycling plastic waste to depollute the environment. A possible breakthrough is using plastics to produce bricks for construction of homes. As time passes, we will keep developing program of value to the society.