Cameroon Nurses Association
6th Scientific Conference
27 February 2016

The 6th Scientific Conference of the Cameroon Nurses Association took place on the 27th of February 2016 under the distinguish patronage of the Representative of the Minister of Public Health. The theme of the conference was ‘OUR HEALTH, OUR COMMON WEALTH’. Over 100 delegates from all over the national territory attended the conference. The conference was animated by different presentations (10 in all) which covered different aspects of health, followed by question and answer sessions. Some resolutions were brought forth which will go a long way to improve on practice and the profession at large. Some of them were:

* To estalish a Nursing Journal where country specific research findings can be published.

* Increase the collaboration among the nursing personnel through increased sensitization.
* All regions are encouraged to have a functional branch of the Association.

*Nurses should seek to improve on communication skills, effective decision making and leadership skills. Assessing the attitude of Fulani women toward ANC Establishing and sustaining a healthy work environment Impact of nurse migration Risk factors of preterm births Utilisation of maternal health care services in Cameroon Our health our common wealth Role of research in nursing

Officers of the Cameroon Nurses Association

Nkwain Joseph: President of the CNA and Neh Njei Flora: Secretary General of the CNA.

President: Nkwain Joseph

Vice President: Njini Rose

Secretary General: Neh Njie Flora

Vice Secretary general: Oyong Akom Calvin

Treasurer: Nchifor Mary

Financial secretary: Nchangang Richard

Chief Nursing officer: Mme Kechia Asumpta

Public Relation officers: Che George Wenong and Takwe Boniface

CNA beomes member of HIFA

In June 2015, the Cameroon Nurses Association was admitted as a supporting member of Healthcare Information for All. HIFA thanked CNA for its support, and said they looked forward to working with CNA to improve the availability and use of healthcare knowledge in Cameroon and worldwide.


How you can help HIFA

Cameroon Nurses Association
c/o Training School for Health Personnel, PMB 20 Bamenda
North West Region, Cameroon

Mr Nkwain Joseph Tohmukum
Tel: (+237) 677 807 470

Secretary General
Mrs Neh Njei Flora
Tel: (+237) 677 499 374

Mrs Nchifor Mary
Tel: (+237) 677 743 430


ARC West and Central to meet in Cameroon for 2nd Learning Session

The 2nd Learning Session of the newly formed African Regional Collaborative for West and Central Africa is being held in Douala 5-7 April 2016. Members of the Cameroon QUAD will be in attendance.

First Learning Session of ARC West and Central held in Cameroon

The first learning session of the ARC West and Central Africa Collaborative for Nurses and Midwives was held in Douala Cameroon 20-22 October 2015. Members of the Cameroon QUAD attended the meeting to report on the progress of their project which is related to the introduction of continuing professional development.

Inaugural ARC West and Central Africa Collaborative for Nurses and Midwives

The inaugural summative conference of ARC West and Central African collaborative for nurses and midwives took place in Yaounde Cameroon from the 21-23 July 2015. Participants attended from Cote D’ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo and Cameroon. The participants from Cameroon included Joseph Nkwain, National President of Cameroon Nurses Association, Atchoumi Annie-Hortense, President of the National Association of Midwives of Cameroon, Catherine Arrey, Head of the Nurses and midwives Umbrella Union, Asumpta Kechia Sub director of  Health Human Resources for the ministry of health, Florence Zeh Kekanou, sub Director HIV/AIDS/TB/STI’S, Directorate of disease control. Other Cameroonian participants were from CDC Cameroon office and ICAP. Each country’s has been awarded grant funding for a project related to improving services linked to PMTCT option B+ and paediatric HIV care.

ARC has been working in the east, central and southern Africa region since 2011, assisting the nursing and midwifery leadership in seventeen ECSA countries to improve regulation, standards, policy and practice in their countries. ARC is a partnership of the CDC Centre in Atlanta USA, Emory University also in Atlanta, and the Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation. Countries are given small grants to work on regulatory projects in the area of HIV.