1) Community Health Assessment:

The Bush Medicine Partnership is dedicated to collaborating closely with the communities we serve in order to provide medical care that addresses their concerns and perceived health needs.  To this end, we have designed an informational survey which assess prevalence and knowledge of common illnesses in the community and perceived health needs among the villagers. Using the knowledge gained from these surveys, we apply evidence based medicine to address the specific needs of the communities we serve thereby creating a sustainable initiative and a strong partnership.

 

2) Long term health monitoring:

The Bush Medicine Partnership strives to implement health interventions that are research and result driven.  In sub-Saharan Africa, anemia is a clinical sign which the research community regards as an appropriate indicator to assess the general health of a population.  Within the areas where we work, anemia is caused by:

  • Malnutrition
  • Malaria
  • Helminthic infections

We predict that with consistent personalized medical attention as well as public health intervention that we will see a decrease in the prevalence of anemia over time.

Assessment of Anemia as a Public Health Problem in Rural Cameron