i-MED Improving Medical Education and Health Care Delivery through Diaspora Engagement

Why i.MED?

i.MED is Improving Medical Education and Health Care Delivery through Diaspora Engagement

The largest crisis of the health system in Cameroon is the lack of specialist staff. This deficiency is caused by the lack of education, further education and training infrastructure as well as the emigration of staff. Many doctors and nursing staff complain about bad working conditions in the hospitals, lack of medical equipment, scarce possibilities to acquire new skills with increasing innovation and expansion of the diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities in medicine.

Many doctors still work under bad conditions. The quality of care is very restricted because of this; they turn their back on the country and ultimately look abroad for better working conditions.  

The purpose of the project is to make close cooperation and collaboration between medical specialists and specialised staff in the Diaspora possible in two chosen teaching hospitals in Cameroon. 

We want to:

  • cover the need for further education and training
  • improve “on-the-job training”
  • improve facilities with customised sustainable “minimally invasive” medical equipment as well as the training to use this equipment
  • introduce fast “point of care” diagnostic possibilities
  • optimise the management and organisation of clinical procedures and process in practice