Successful Cameroon Workkshop Completed
The Workshop, which was organised by Philippe Gerson from the French Radiographic Society (AFPPE) was a big success. Philippe was helped by his wife Frederique. Also in attendance was Katrin Sigurdardottir, Vice President of Europe/Africa. Twelve African countries were in attendance, not only from Central Africa, but also from West and East Africa.
One hundred radiographers were registered and registrations had to be stopped the regsitrations beacuse of the room size and for the budget.
Philippe was interviewed by the major TV station in Cameroon which has a link in all French and African speaking countries. In the interview he said that the new way of education in radiography for Cameroon is good and is supported by the ISRRT and AFPPE. He also said that this way must be extended to the Douala Aera ( economic capital ).In addition six televison stations ( national and from africa ) two radio stations and many newspapers reported the content of the workshop.
In 1995, in Cameroon, the School of Radiography was closed. However two years ago a Masters in Radiology at the University of Yaounde ( capital of Cameroon ) was started. The objective is to educate six radiographers with a master degree ( like a center of excellence). These six could then educate radiographers on a three years programm. This is very good news. The governement realise that they need qualified radiographers and the radiographers also have the support of the young radiologists.