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Cistercian Abbey, Mbengwi Monastry, Cameroon

A cordial invitation to attend a Training Seminar in Natural Medicine To be held at the Cistercian Abbey, Mbengwi Monastry,  4.00 p.m. on Sunday 22nd   July – 2 p.m. on Saturday 28th  July 2018

Please reply to Rev. Samuel Ngnitedem, Tel. +237 677751658, Email:  GEH Orphanage, P.O. Box 2172, after end of tar GRA, Bamenda Up Station, Cameroon.
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GEH and anamed Cameroon regularly conduct seminars in Cameroon, in particular in Bamenda, North West/ Cameroon. 

As a result of these seminars, the distribution of artemisia starter kits and the work of our collaborating organizations, we are delighted to say that Natural Medicine is now being practised in many parts of Cameroon. 

In particular, malaria patients are being treated with Artemisia annua tea, diarrhoea is being treated with anti-amoeba tea and HIV/AIDS patients are benefiting enormously from Artemisia tea, Roselle and Moringa leaf powder.

We invite either you or someone from your organisation, to attend this training seminar in Natural Medicine.

The aims of this training seminar are to train 30 people (healers, pastors, missionaries, health workers, teachers and others active in the community) in:

  • the recognition, knowledge and cultivation of several medicinal plants in a medicinal garden.
  • the hygienic production of effective Natural Medicines from these plants, e.g. teas, different medicinal oils and ointments and tinctures. We will also produce different soaps, medicinal charcoal, black stones for snake-bites and learn how to use several simple technologies.
  • the treatments of many medical complaints and diseases, including malaria, skin problems, diarrhoea, HIV/AIDS and wounds.
  • the influence of good nutrition and lifestyle on health.

Following the seminar, we expect the participants to:

  • create their own garden of medicinal plants,
  • prepare their own natural medicines,
  • treat themselves, their families and others within their area of competence, and
  • teach their families, colleagues and others in their communities.

Tutors: Rev. Samuel Ngnitedem, Rev.  Sr. Ann Emmanuel Dinla, and Rev. Fr. J. M. Tangka. 

Registration: Please write to the Anamed National Projects Coordinator, Rev. Samuel Ngnitedem (email and postal address above). You will be sent a confirmation of your booking immediately, and final details in May. The demand for places may be great, so please write quickly.

Fees for the seminar: The participation fee for African people or expatriates living in Africa is CFA 165.000frs/- or €250 equivalent for a one week seminar. For people travelling from Europe the price is 500 Euro. This is an all-inclusive price, and includes food, accommodation, books, some seeds, a poster and all seminar materials. Transport costs and any insurance required remain the responsibility of the participant. If participants require more books and posters for their project, they will be available for sale at a reduced price during the seminar.

Payment of the fee: In advance (except by special arrangement) to Anamed Cameroon. If you want to pay in a currency other than CFA please contact Rev. Samuel Ngnitedem for current rates of exchange.

If you sponsor a participant, please pay the fee in advance into the account that you will be given. Please inform your sponsored participant(s) that GEH and anamed will not pay any transport costs or "sitting allowances", sometimes called "per Diem".

The following are important aspects of our seminars: 

  1. Our emphasis on working at the grass-roots, encouraging and supporting local people in developing and extending the skills they already have.
  2. We encourage traditional healers and formal health workers such as doctors and nurses to work together. We help them to recognise the positive contribution that each makes, and encourage them to work out practical ways in which they can cooperate.
  3. By introducing Artemisia annua, we enable participants to become much more independent and successful in their treatment of malaria, in their families, communities and health centres. Each participant will be given rooted cuttings and be taught how to grow this delicate but extremely valuable plant.
  4. It is important that all participants have a commitment both to practicing what they learn and to teaching others, for example by conducting a similar seminar in Natural Medicine themselves, at least for a weekend.
  5. All participants will work together in practical work and possibly in establishing a garden. They must bring suitable clothes with them for such activities.
  6. Participants must attend for the entire programme to qualify for a certificate; to come only on some days is not acceptable.
  7. Those participants who have a Bible should bring it. Anamed and GEH are Christian organizations. We start every morning with a biblical reflection; each participant is invited to attend.
  8. All participants should try to bring a sample of at least one medicinal plant from their region for sharing with others.

Location: Cistercian Abbey, Mbengwi Monastry

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