Mandela Day 2015: South Africans Donate Medical Equipment In Cameroon.

The Djoungolo, Olembe District Hospital in Yaounde has benefited from the South African High Commission in Cameroon’s special gifts, during the celebration of the Nelson Mandela International Day 2015.

Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela

The South African High Commission in Yaounde decided to celebrate the event on Thursday, July 16, 2015, two days ahead of the internationally chosen day for the event. During the celebration attended by Cameroon’s Minister of Public Health, André Mama Fouda, The South African High Commission in Yaounde, donated medical equipment to the Djoungolo, Olembe District Hospital. These equipment include: Neonate Bilirubin phototherapy equipment, bathroom scales for mothers, tongue depressors, syringes, blood pressure and weighing equipment, as well as toothpaste and tooth brushes, which are all destined for newborn babies and mothers.

Hospital staff, mothers of newborn babies, patients and the local population was overwhelmed with the gifts, some of which were handed directly to the concerned during the guided visit to the various wards by the High Commissioner Zanele Makina, accompanied by Minister André Mama Fouda, as well as some local administrative and traditional authorities. The Director of the hospital, Dr Yakana Elysée, who took the visiting dignitaries round the different wards, said the equipment offered came to bailout the health structure from some pressing needs.

Justifying the choice of the hospital for the celebration of the event, the South African High Commissioner to Cameroon, Zanele Makina said they were highlighting and trying to eternalize the legacy of Nelson Mandela who had concern, cared for and suffered for humanity. She added that Nelson Mandela made key sacrifices for other human beings.

The Nelson Mandela International Day was decided by the United Nations General Assembly in 2009, and is generally celebrated on July 18, which coincides with the birthday of the South African peace and justice crusader and former President, Nelson Mandela.


Medical equipments worth over FCFA six Million eight hundred thousand (6 800 000) have been donated to the Presbyterian Health complex in Bepanda Douala.

Cameroon based Ariel Bijingsi Amen Foundation, made the donation on Thursday, july 02 at the premises of the hospital and the equipments were supplied by Premier Medical SARL, a leading medical equipment supply company in Douala. These equipments donated include: a pair of phototherapy lamps, two Neonatal incubators, two baby weighing scales, two digital Foetal dopplers, and two electrical power stabilizers .These equipment will go a long way in enhancing the quality of services rendered by the hospital to the general public.


Speaking during the occasion, the Medical Director of the Presbyterian Health Complex, Dr Choamo Andre on behalf of the hospital management, expressed gratitude and conviviality to Mme CAMILLA BIJINGSI of the Ariel Bijingsi Foundation, for the equipments donated. He equally noted that the Technical platform of the Hospital in general and the Maternity Unit will be greatly raised to bring about more patient satisfaction.

The Health Service Administrator Njie William said he is strongly convinced, that the equipment will sharpen the activities of the hospital in improving health care quality. He added that the installation of these equipment will put a stop to the hitherto transfer of babies to other hospitals.

On his part, the Director General of Premier Medical, Ebung Chrys Ewang outlined the overall objectives of Premier Medical, which he said is not limited in supplying quality medical equipment, but also assists hospital managements in the installation and maintenance of equipment. He used this opportunity to remind the staff of the need to use the equipment diligently and not to hesitate at all, to call PREMIER MEDICAL’S TECHNICAL TEAM anytime for appropriate after sales follow-up so as to maximize their satisfaction. Premier Medical clearly outlined that the Equipment supplied is brand new and so a guarantee of twelve months has been granted. He equally used the occasion to thank the representative of the Foundation for choosing to work with His company.


The Bepanda Hospital donation added to a series of good will gestures of the Ariel Bijingsi Foundation to hospitals, considering that similar activities of this nature have been carried out by the foundation at the Yaounde Biyem Assi Hospital, and the Bamenda Regional Hospital recently. When asked about the actual sum of money the foundation has spent on donation in the aforementioned hospitals, Mme Camilla Bijingsi confirmed that the foundation has spent About FCFA 18 000 000 frs in total, to make all three donations a success.