Providing free healthcare in rural Cameroon is very challenging as the majority of the population lives in rural and underprivileged areas, and is beset by a very high unemployment, and widespread poverty across the country. Addressing this challenge requires a mobilization of significant human and financial resources for a mobile medical missions in rural areas; with the support, overall organization and leadership of a small group of dedicated team.
Travelling through hundreds of kilometers of bush roads in difficult conditions, over rivers, aboard canoes, bridges, pot-holes and other obstacles, ASCOVIME visits the interior and explores the most remote villages of the country to provide them with FREE medical care such as: Consultations and medication as per diagnostics; Surgeries; Dental and Ophthalmological consultations; HIV screening, Hepatitis and Malaria tests, tests for intestinal worms and the complete deworming of villages.
In the short term, ASCOVIME activities save lives in several rural areas in the weekends by providing the opportunity to hundreds and thousands underprivileged and needy people in rural Cameroon be consulted and treated. In the medium and long term, ASCOVIME activities would reduce inequality in health care access between rural and urban areas in Cameroon with significant upstream and downstream economic and social impact in various sectors of the Cameroonian economy.