The Cameroon Civil Society NCD Alliance, through the Non-Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control Program of the CBC Health Services is leaving no stone unturned to liaise with every initiative that identifies with the Alliance’s vision and goal. From October 1-5, 2019, the CBC Health Services NCDs program in collaboration with ECOBANK Cameroon undertook a series of activities to mark ECOBANK DAY 2019 in 3 cities of Cameroon namely: Bafoussam, Douala, and Yaounde.]
In 2012 in line with its corporate social responsibility, the ECOBANK group launched the Ecobank Day, when all ‘Ecobankers’ come together to show their gratitude to the communities in which they operate, by carrying out companywide activities to help improve lives in the community.
This year, the Ecobank group decided to turn the landscape of the Ecobank Day into a three-year campaign to add its voice to that of the Global NCD Alliance whose mission is to unite and strengthen civil societies to stimulate collaborative advocacy, action and accountability for NCD prevention and control. The intentional move aimed at increasing awareness on NCDs, especially on breast and cervical cancers amongst its staff, clients and the community. The activities included; health walk, physical exercise, health talk on NCDs; their risk factors, prevention, and screening.
Addressing participants of the Health Walk on Saturday, October 5 in Douala, the Managing Director of ECOBANK Cameroon, Mrs. Gwendoline Abunaw, said the scale of Ecobank’s vision and mission is carried by the participation of all 33 countries celebrating and focusing on the same course and on the same day to ensure a commendable impact for Africa.
“At Ecobank we are not immune to the impact of NCDs in our lives and the communities in which we work and live. Thus, Ecobank staff have decided to break the silence about NCDs and join the global NCD movement, health advocates, experts, people living with NCDs, civil society organizations etc. to join forces and get involved in pushing for progress on NCDs … there’s no better course than preserving lives,” the ECOBANK Cameroon Managing Director remarked.