Cameroon Link is a
registered charity not-for-profit organisation for the promotion of
humanitarian assistance, community health, development, communication and
human rights advocacy created on the 9th September 1991 with
head office in Douala, Cameroon.
founded by a professional dialogue group of communication specialists,
journalists, health and social welfare workers, following the crucial lack
of good circulation of information on government policies on development,
social welfare, community health issues, nutrition and food-self
sufficiency in Cameroon. Cameroon Link coordinates the Cameroon
Breastfeeding Promotion Task Force
June 2006 : Meeting for presentation of
2006 WBW Theme and calendar of activities. Preparation of information
letter to all ten provincial delegates of public health on the strategy
for celebrations and organisation of activities at the decentralized
Thursday, 22nd June 2006:
Analysis and harmonisation of all plans of action of NGO, CBO and Health
Associations with the distribution of roles.
Thursday, 6th July 2006:
Finalisation and adoption of synchronized national strategy with Ministry
of Public Health, WHO/UNICEF/Other Partners and NGOs.
Thursday, 20th July 2006: Review
of finalized national plan of action and distribution of invitations for
official launching ceremony at Chantal Biya Mother & Child Care Centre in
Thursday, 27th July 2006:
Distribution of 2006 WBW Materials to all provincial delegations.
Tuesday, 1st August 2006:
Official launching of the 2006 WBW in Cameroon by the Minister of Public
Health, Urbain Olanguena Awono, in the presence of the ministers for the
promotion of women, social affairs, trade and industries, representatives
of WHO, UNICEF and NGOs at the Chantal Biya Mother and Child Care Centre
1st – 7th August, 2006:
Organisation of Training on Infant Feeding in Yaounde and Douala by
department for health promotion at the ministry of public health for NGOs
and other health partners.
5th – 7th August 2006:
Organisation of activities on infant Feeding in the context of HIV by the
Delegation for Public Health in Centre Province in Yaounde.
1st – 7th August 2006:
Media Action (Radio, Television, Newspapers) in official and local
languages. Presentation of reports, interviews, theatre, quiz and live
September 2006: Evaluation meeting at the
Ministry of Public Health with NGOs and other health action partners.
plan of action for the decentralised 18 Health Districts of the Littoral
Province, with concentration on six health districts that fall in the
Wouri Division and Douala, economic capital of Cameroon
in the Littoral Province
Preparation of Press
Release on the orientation of 2006 WBW activities in the province.
Initiation of letters
addressed to all the Chief Medical Doctors of 18 Health Districts in the
Women’s Association for programming of educational talks on the Code and
promotion of exclusive breastfeeding for the first (6) Six months of the
life of a baby.
Organisation of Open
Door Days at Cameroon Link Centre in Bonabéri-Douala
meetings and press conference with the media on Code
technical working session with local language broadcasters on the use of
2006 WBW Folders
Bilingual (French and English) Code Monitoring Quiz in Community Local
session on the orientation of Cameroon policy on breast milk substitute
marketing regulation with staff of the provincial delegation for public
health (Health District Chiefs, Directors of Hospitals, Chiefs of Health
Centres, Mid Wives and Nurses).
Production of 2006 WBW
T-Shirts as part of Quiz prizes.
Organisation of field
exercises on Code monitoring the Super Markets and Central Markets.
Determine the Health
District for launching the 2006 WBW in the Littoral Province