EARLY DAYS

During my community service year as a dietitian at Bertha Gxowa Hospital in 2018, I developed a passion for diabetes management, as majority of the patients we saw were diabetics. At the time, I had been living in South Africa for over 10years. However, I was very conscious of the challenges faced in my home country Cameroon when it came to the dietary management of Non-Communicable Diseases. And so I longed to use all I had learnt to impart change in Cameroon. This desire blossomed during my community service year in 2018.

With permission from my Chief Dietitian at the time, I started the first diabetes support group in Johannesburg’s biggest district hospital, (Bertha Gxowa Hospital). My rationale behind the support group was that it would be beneficial for diabetics to gather in a group and discuss their concerns, struggles and challenges with one another and a dietitian in one sitting, instead of only having one on one consultations.  I was grateful that my chief dietitian permitted this opportunity to start something new. Subsequently, I was interviewed by the Germiston city news paper at the time as the group grew to 50 people with diabetes, gaining much press attention. 

From that instance, I knew I had to replicate this success story in Cameroon. And so upon relocating to Cameroon and completing my PhD studies, Live Well was born. It is my sincere prayer that we achieve the impact we do seek to impart in Cameroon and the world at large. With God, all things are possible. 

Matthew 19:26

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”