On the occasion of the Ecobank Day 2020, Ecobank in partnership with the Alliance on NCDs is committed to raising awareness on the magnitude, impact and urgency of Non-Communicable Diseases, or NCDs for short, to highlighting and supporting the crucial role that the government, civil society organisations and community initiatives play in the fight against NCDs in Africa.
In continuation of last year’s Ecobank day during which Ecobank took measures to support cancer prevention, this year, Ecobank has chosen diabetes; a silent disease that claims many victims both in Cameroon and Africa as a whole. For Ecobank Day 2020 activities, Ecobank Cameroon has chosen to focus on a diabetes sensitization campaign, carry out a free screening campaign, and finally give donations to health facilities.
In this regard, four cities have been chosen by the bank to enable more people to benefit from this free sensitization and screening campaign. The choice of these cities is explained by the fact that Ecobank Cameroon thought it was wise that this campaign not be limited to the populations of large metropolises such as Douala and Yaounde, but extended to other cities such as Buea and Bafoussam.
The screening points were in Ecobank branches in Douala – Mboppi, Douala – Nkoulouloun, Yaoundé – Hippodrome, Bafoussam and Buea.
Such is the philosophy of the Managing Director of Ecobank Cameroon, Mrs. Gwendoline ABUNAW, who informed the editorial staff that the free screening campaign registered the participation of thousands of people, and the bank is happy to have enabled the populations of all social strata to benefit from it and especially the more underprivileged groups in our society. This is the institutions’ contribution to helping people achieve a healthy lifestyle. It is also part of Ecobank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy, demonstrating once again its commitment to being a socially responsible company.
In addition, for this Ecobank 2020 Day, a donation of equipment was made to the Douala General Hospital to support them in the fight against diabetes which is a disease that is wreaking havoc in Africa. This is part of the series of actions carried out by the Pan-African Bank in the fight against Non-Communicable Diseases in Cameroon.
Each year, throughout the Ecobank Day, the Pan African Bank becomes even more involved in education, community, and staff awareness. To this end, a webinar on the management of Non-Communicable Diseases organized by the Ecobank Group was held on Wednesday, November 11th.
Together for better health
Ecobank, The Pan-African Bank