Firing at a medic wearing clear insignia is a war crime, what about a deliberate attack on a hospital?
According to the BBC World Service article titled “Four Killed in Cameroon Hospital attack” published on February 11, 2019, four people were burnt alive – trapped inside the Kumba District Hospital in the south-west region of Cameroon. This is one of several attacks on hospitals that have been taking place in the on-going anglophone crisis that started since 2016.
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Dr. Dzekem is a physician, researcher and a health policy advocate. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the University of Buea and practiced as a primary care physician in Cameroon before moving to the University of Ibadan, Nigeria for post graduate studies and eventually to the United States as an Inaugural Obama Scholar where he obtained a Master in Public Health Policy and International Development, with focus on global health and health systems from the Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago. He is completing residency training at UChicago Medicine. Dr. Dzekem has served as a speaker at international conferences, he is the author/co-author to several articles in peer-reviewed journals and a reviewer for the Cardiovascular Journal of Africa. He is the Founder and Executive Director of the Keafon Health. He has special interest in strengthening health systems and improving access to primary care in underserved communities.