Medical Missions



    Medical Missions

    • ASCOVIME – - Dr. George Bwelle; Provide free medical care to rural and needy populations in Cameroon through mobile clinic campaigns. Started in 1998 by Dr Bwelle. Originally funded by elites of Cameroon’s Littoral Region. Trip Reports are available in French on website. Volunteer Details: Who is needed? All interested individuals, including undergraduate students, medical students, and medical professionals are welcome to join our program.  If medically not experienced, you can nevertheless participate ASCOVIME. The volunteer process and program fees also differ for medical professionals (licensed nurses, dentists, medical doctors, etc), please email for further information. WHAT TO EXPECT?

      Mobile Weekend Clinics: Volunteers will have the opportunity to travel with ASCOVIME on weekend initiatives to rural parts of Cameroon to directly assist doctors during clinics.  Usually a bus with 30 volunteers departs in Yaoundé on Friday. After arrival in the village, you will consult patients during the daytime. If medically not experienced, there will be other work to do, e.g. in the pharmacy. At night the surgery starts, where you have the opportunity to assist. On Sundays volunteers head back to Yaoundé.

      During the week:  Participants in ASCOVIME’s Volunteer Program will spend weekdays assisting medical staff at hospitals in and around Yaoundé.  Medical student volunteers will be able to shadow and assist physicians in local hospitals during routine examinations and procedures.  Qualified medical professionals will be able work with ASCOVIME doctors to support specialized patient services and medical support.During the week you have the opportunity to work in a hospital in Yaoundé.  You can join Dr. Bwelle to the Clinic of Visceral Surgery in the Central Hospital. If interested in other specializations, ASCOVIME is able to arrange something for you. And don’t forget: Cameroun is a wonderful country for travelling, so may safe some time therefore.

      ASCOVIME is a non-profit and non-governmental organization. It is financed only with Dr. Bwelles salary and private donations. For volunteers who can bring specific medical supplies, the program fee may be reduced. For licensed medical professionals, the program fee is waived.

      The following are suggested contributions:

      Program Length

      2 wks

      4 wks

      more than 4 wks

      Program Fee



      3500 + $/wk

      There is a generous discount for volunteers who bring medical supplies or critically needed equipment.

      Program Fee: includes all housing and transportation during mobile clinic trips, housing in Yaoundé, daily transportation to worksite in Yaoundé, transportation to/from airport, stipend paid to hospital for volunteering.

      Accepts donations of medical items & cash.

    Bread for Life International –

    Mission: To work alongside indigenous Africans & efforts and help them become spiritually, socially and economically vibrant by helping to pioneer self-sustaining ministries and churches where needed and serving the church and communities through relationships that build vision and provide resources for strategic impact in the city and among unreached people groups. Current fundraiser - Ray of Hope Academy is a school for Autistic and other special needs children, something unique in Cameroon. We are raising funds towards getting a team of special needs teacher trainers from SLATE to Cameroon and the purchase of a much needed school bus. Ernest Ehabe serves as President of Bread for Life. He has served the Church in West and Central Africa for over 25 yeas in various capacity (Student Leader, Evangelist, Pastor, Church Planter and Mission Strategist). He did his schooling at Arkansas Tech University and Lee University and at George Fox University. Although he is based in Cameroon he is planning on presenting at the ACPA Meeting in April 2018.

    You can serve with Bread For Life/CADAC in various ways.

    As a Short Term Missionary or Intern or a full time Staff. You can serve with a group or as an individual as long or short as you like. You can come and let us plug you in where we feel we can use you or you can come to serve in one of our many ministry areas. Here are a few of the most common: Bread For Life connects willing hearts with opportunities for missions work. We organize several mission trips every year to assist churches and ministries we are associated with or those we have initiated. Other trips are planned with or for Western based churches and para-church organizations. We work closely with many churches and ministries, connecting resources with needs. Whether you are looking for opportunities for yourself or a group we can use you! The need across Africa is great and so is the demand.

    People with various skills and backgrounds have served on Bread For Life’s Short-Term Mission teams, or as individuals, to assisting and supporting the indigenous African church in becoming viable, multiplying, and self-sustainable. Some of these people are builders, health care providers, technologists, educators, students, preachers, businessmen, farmers, and some have no specific skill set but have a heart to serve. These all have played a role in fulfilling the vision of Bread For Life.

    Bread For Life sends out several teams to our fields annually. Short-Term Teams usually number between three and thirty participants (except on vision trips), and are formed out of a church, civic organization or family. They typically serve between one week to two weeks with some exceptions.

    A Team works together to accomplish a specific goal, such a Medical outreach to specific communities, a Church plant, leading a children’s program or doing construction improvements on a home – all of which depends on the Team’s skills.

    Whether sharing the Good News of God’s love with people on the street in a Summer Program, painting a new classroom, helping build or renovate a building, using your medical training in a clinic, serving among un-reached people group, preaching at an affiliate church, or preaching at an evangelistic crusade – you can be sure a Bread For Life Short Term mission trip will provide you with the experience of a lifetime! If you are looking for open doors, then you have come to the right place. Please contact us for more information.

    Medical Outreaches - For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever. — Ps 9:18

    The economic crises in the 80’s and 90’s, the cut in salaries and the devaluation of the Cameroonian currency left many Cameroonians in dire situations. Many could not afford medical treatment; a lot of folks were dying from simple curable diseases. Some turned to sorcerers and witch doctors for help. It was under this stress condition that the vision for Christian Medical Outreaches and Christian Medical Centers was born. In 2004, with the help of Dr. Jackson Downey, Dr. Kathleen Holland, and Mrs. Nancy Hood, BFL’s Christian Medical Outreach was launched.

    Christian Medical Centers (CMC) and their outreaches:

    • • Not only effectively meet the physical (health) need at affordable cost, but also the spiritual needs of its customers through various spiritual and evangelistic program.
• CMC centers not only provide jobs for trained jobless people but also create an opportunity for them to render their faith practical as they minister to patients both medically and spiritually.
• In providing both efficient affordable medical care, and a spiritual clinic in and out of its premises, CMC helps to reduce the degrading health conditions and win many sons and daughters into glory.
    • We have consulted tens of thousands of Cameroonians who cannot afford a doctor or hospital: providing them with free consultation, free medicine and free counseling. The result has been over conversions numbering in the tens of thousands also and at the same time, several new churches planted. These medical outreaches are a precursor for a bigger vision: a vision to see solid medical centers across the country.


    We have several medical outreaches every year. If you have any medical or pharmaceutical skills or training we can use you. Contact us.

    Hope Foundation - Hope Foundation is a German and Cameroonian non-profit and non- governmental organization. It was founded by a group of young, dynamic and committed individuals in 2001, with the primary goal of promoting community development and alleviating poverty in rural and impoverished areas of Cameroon. Hope Foundation is primarily involved in humanitarian activities aimed at improving the standards of living for underprivileged Cameroonians. Its aid projects span across various fields including education, health, water and sanitation, child care, human rights, environment, women’s empowerment as well as providing assistance to discriminated and disadvantaged community groups such as people with disabilities, street children and orphans. Gerald Bobga Fonkenmun – Founder and Director
    Mbot Medical Mission / The Omer Yembe Foundation - - The Omer Yembe foundation is a 501c3 charitable entity created and registered in the State of Texas in 2015. Our mission is to improve the health, education and wellbeing of the people most in need. Our initial focus will be on the people of the in and around the village of Mbot, Cameroon.

    The Patcha Foundation –

    The Patcha Foundation’s CASEC program is an innovative community health program that provides resources for Cancer Awareness, Screening/prevention, Early detection and Care to the residents of Cameroon, Africa and to the immigrant communities in the United States.

    In Cameroon, the CASEC program brings qualified manpower, reliable essential medications, and appropriate technology to bear on the treatment of cancer cases. 4th Annual CASEC Information Exchange Conference

    April 21, 2018 | Bridging the Cancer Care Gap for Africans and People of African Descent. | The conference organized by the Patcha Foundation is intended to be a forum for discussions and collaboration to improve Cancer Awareness/prevention, Screening, Early detection and Care for low income countries and immigrant communities in the diaspora.

    CASEC Medical Mission to Cameroon: June 18 - 22, 2018 - the annual CASEC Medical Mission to Cameroon is around the corner. If you have not already began planning for it, now is the time to begin to get in gear. Request time off, make plans to travel and prepare to be greatly rewarded by being a part of the mission. The February 2018 Newsletter is available online at:

    Mercy Ships - Mercy Ships is an international charity. Mercy Ships currently operates the largest non-governmental hospital ship in the world, providing humanitarian aid like free health care, community development projects, community health education, mental health programs, agriculture projects, and palliative care for terminally ill. Currently in Cameroon

    Purpose Medical Mission -

    Purpose Medical Mission was founded in Lubbock, Texas in February of 2008. Its main purpose is to develop a bridge of medical assistance to severely medically underserved regions of the world. Mission

    • Rooted in the healing ministry of Christ, Purpose Medical Mission was created to provide quality healthcare programs and services to the people in need around the world.
    • Establish health clinics and urgent care centers in small towns and farming villages to enhance preventative care, treat illnesses and injuries.
    • Promote and organize visiting programs of volunteers, ministers, health professionals, teachers, other professionals and paraprofessionals to expand evangelism and health awareness.

    Vision - Purpose Medical Mission strives to achieve long term and self-sustaining healthy communities where extreme poverty and lack of basic healthcare and education are a problem. We believe that through spiritual healing and preventive care a healthy community can enable itself to withstand the challenges of tomorrow. We have invited Dr. Sixtus Atabong to be one of our featured panelist for the upcoming meeting.


    Samaritan’s Purse - - Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Dr. Palmer will be presenting on this organization at the upcoming meeting.


    Other: Volunteer 4 Africa - Volunteer 4 Africa is a non profit organization that disseminates information about volunteer opportunities and the wish lists of host organizations and charities.



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