Cameroon Task Force

Dr. Nazel Nwateh

Dr. Nazel Nwateh graduated from Medical School in Cameroon and opened his practice in August, 2015.

Sponsoring a Doctor's Passion

Dr. Nazel Nwateh graduated from Medical School in Cameroon and opened his practice in August, 2015.

(Image – Visiting Dr. Nazel and his staff)

Medical Lab at Nazel's clinic.

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Barb Knapp visits Dr. Nazel’s medical clinic in Buea, Cameroon.

Buea, Cameroon

Buea is at the base of Mt. Cameroon – about 13,000’ – last erupted in 2000 – side streets are still covered in lava, albeit broken up into coarse lava rocks.  I never would have dreamt of walking or driving over it. But Nazel  – who has lived here most his life – drove on.  It is a very poor country- no fire dept., the hospital has 1 ambulance, and the mountain has no seismic detectors.  It’s a cross your fingers and hope there is no eruption today kind of town.  Nazel kept discouraging us from wanting to climb it saying it was the wrong season and there is no road up the mountain.  I guess he must consider us more adventurous than most because we are even there – but really, why would I want to climb a live volcano?  Really!

— Barb & Laura Knapp 2017

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