Cameroon Global Health Initiative
CPID’s Cameroon Global Health Initiative is an interdisciplinary hub of Rural Community Health Care and Research experience. Its mission is to offer global health opportunities and collaborate with multidisciplinary teams of Global Health Students to develop and implement sustainable solutions to the health and illness in remote rural underserved villages while providing them with a greater understanding of the social determinants of health issues related to poverty, powerlessness, lack of access and education.
CPID is relieving the suffering of impoverished rural villages by bringing free health care, medication and public health disease prevention education to the door steps of mothers and their babies, children, individuals and families, where access to see resources and educational experiences is extremely limited if not non-existent. CPID seeks to empower impoverished communities by encouraging self-reliance and building local capacity to effectively contribute to their village sustainable community development and health improvements.
The Global Health Initiative program creates an interdisciplinary volunteering environment, allows for service learning and internship opportunities in Baligham. Baligham is an underserved resource poor village, which teams of medical and global health students from various backgrounds have been brought to for the past five years to help address the needs of medically underserved village population .Each year medical and global health students travel to Baligham