Our very own, Dr. Blaise Dondji, co-founder and president of Bawa Health Initiative (BHI) has been featured in Washington's, The Observer, a student-led newspaper on Central Washington University's campus.
Titled, It takes a village: Dr. Blaise Dondji provides healthcare to his home in Bawa, Cameroon, the article highlights Dr. Dondji's work in his hometown, Bawa, a rural village in the West Province of Cameroon. The Seattle-Limbe Sister Cities Association (SLSCA), has had the pleasure of being a key supporter of this initiative, funding two registered nurse positions since 2020. An honor, we hope to continue this commitment, amongst many others, to promote the health and wellbeing of Cameroonian communities.
The article uplifts Dr. Dondji's inspiration for co-founding BHI, and the ways the Initiative has transformed since 2005. Stating, "A woman should not die after giving birth.”, Dr. Dondji expresses the exact reason SLSCA supports his work in the article. BHI places emphasis, especially on the welfare of women and babies in the rural community of Bawa, and we wholeheartedly support this mission and its impacts on the community. Bawa Health Initiative additionally works in the initiatives of providing bed nets, water filters, and worm treatment, which are all vital to the community. In 2021, the BHI broke ground on a new potable water storage tank, where SLSCA has partnered with Seattle Rotary 4 to be proud supporters of! This new potable water storage tank will enable the delivery of clean water to the Clinic and its patients, to continue to carry out its mission of reducing the prevalence of endemic diseases within the village of Bawa. As Phase One of a multiple phase project of delivering safe drinking water, SLSCA looks forward to continued partnership with Rotary 4 in supporting the crucial work of BHI.
We encourage you to check the article out using this link.
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