Introducing Bawa, Cameroon
Dr. Richardson gives a brief introduction to the beautiful village and the inspiring people of Bawa, Cameroon.
Bawa is a rural village of more than 400 people in the West Province of Cameroon, Africa located about 10.5 miles to the southwest of the regional commercial city of Dschang. Citizens of Bawa are Members of the Bamiléké tribe, one over 250 ethnic groups in Cameroon.
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With more than 400 residents and around 60 families, extended families inhabits compounds of simple structures built from mud bricks set on hard flat earth and topped with metal roofs.
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As is the case in most rural tropical places on earth, Bawa is home to many tropical diseases ranging from malaria and AIDS to helminth infections from hookworm. A lack of access to health care and education has led to sickness among villagers.
-water sits at the root of health and sickness-
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