Andre Mama Fouda, Cameroon’s Public Health Minister has announced the arrival of another “moving” hospital in the country.
The Orbis flying eye hospital will arrive Cameroon today and will be in the country for a month during which ophthalmologist will be trained and many eye patients treated.
Briefing reporters in Yaounde yesterday, Minister Andre Mama Fouda said the flying eye hospital that is coming to Cameroon for the third time at the invitation of the Head of State, will help improve eye care in the country.
The hospital’s first two missions took place at the Douala international airport in 1991 and Yaoundé in 2013. The non-profit has renowned international eye experts, provides programs for the prevention of blindness and treats blinding disease in developing countries.
The flying eye hospital is coming to the country just two months after Africa mercy, a floating hospital arrived Cameroon.
The floating hospital from the international Non-Governmental organisation, Mercy Ships, is set to provide free medical assistance to Cameroonians for the next ten months. The ship and its team of doctors were officially received by Andre Mama Fouda, Public Health Minister in Douala.