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PYA and AIHRP team up to Provide Free Health Services for IDPs in Cameroon

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My middle name is “Ma-ih” and it means to forgive. I started the Afrogiveness project in my country, Cameroon to cater to mentally traumatized refugees and Internally Displaced Persons(IDPs) when the Ambazonia war hit Cameroon and depopulated my village.

We focused on children and teenagers not only because they are the most emotionally fragile of human beings but also because they are most often preyed upon by warlords.

The Afrogiveness, coined from two words “Africa” and “forgiveness” employs culturally competent psychologists to help traumatized refugees and IDPs positively manage their thoughts and emotions and artists to hone their artistic skills so they release with a positive effect. We hope that instead of wasting their pain in bitterness, they will use it to inspire, educate and entertain.

Owing to severe health challenges faced by the traumatized young Internally Displaced Persons(IDPs) we identified from the Anglophone Cameroon Political crisis,especially the young girls; Positive Youths Africa(PYA) has forged a partnership with the African Initiative for Health and Research Promotion(AIHRP) to offer high quality healthcare to IDPs. AIHRP compliments the Afrogiveness by offering pro borno and subsidized general and specialized health care consultations,minor surgeries, laboratory examinations and basic pharmacy facilities, vaccination for children and health motivation talks and is set to cater to hundreds of IDPs during the year.

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