DR. ENI MUNA MBUAGBAW(MD) Cite Verte District Hospital Yaounde

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DR. ENI MUNA MBUAGBAW(MD) Cite Verte District Hospital Yaounde

DR. ENI MUNA MBUAGBAW(MD)

Cite Verte District Hospital Yaounde


PLAN

Realities of Cyberspace and ICT in Cameroon

Advantages of Cyberspace on Health Issues

Shortcomings

Precautions

Conclusion


REALITY OF HEALTH AND

CYBERSPACE IN CAMEROON

Who has access to the internet?

• Doctors

• % of women (literate and cyber friendly)

- Secretaries

- Top administrative level officials

- University and Research institutes


REALITY OF WOMEN’S HEALTH IN

CAMEROON-2

Male : Female gynaecologist ratio

• Remain doctors and just men

• Women feel more at ease with one of their kind

Most gynaecologists also obstetricians

• Prefer issues of procreation

• Strictly gynae consults rare

• Circulating information in the community


REALITY OF WOMEN’S HEALTH IN

CAMEROON-3

Few psychologists and psychiatrists

• No one to talk or turn to after emotional torture

• Patients with terminal diseases

• Battered women

• Outburst of alternative medicine e.g. network

marketing, supplements etc.

• No control of drug prescription


ADVANTAGES OF CYBERSPACE ON

HEALTH ISSUES

Information on Health

• Sports and appropriate exercise

• Nutritional advice

- Calorie counters

- Various diets

• Changes in woman`s body

- Warning signs (SCREENING )

- Sexuality of women

• Pill intake reminders

• Menstruation Calendars


ADVANTAGES -II

Empowerment

• Inspiration from other women`s experiences

Second Second chance at love and life from internet dating

Home remedies


ADVANTAGES - III

Health Solace in Cyberspace

• Privacy in Browsing

• Understanding changes in feminity and Sexuality

Menopause

Menstruation

Hysterectomy

Infertility

• Liberation Realm

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Administrator, 25/04/2013


ADVANTAGES - IV

Regulating Discrimination

• Similar Health Issues

• Complement Information

- Bulimia and Anorexia Websites, forums and chat rooms

- Stigma support


SHORTCOMINGS

Unconfirmed data and unpublished research

Details without limit

Sharing similar experiences may be depressing

Risk of heartbreak and deception

• Emotional torture, depression , thyroid disorders


SHORTCOMINGS – II

Risk of addiction

• In chat rooms

No No verification of online doctors license

No control of prescribed or advertised drugs


BUT REMEMBER!

Your physician is still primary

Beware!!!

• You may have made a wrong diagnosis

• You may be simulating signs and symptoms

• You need too make sure you are eligible for whatever

treatment


PRECAUTIONS

Doctor needs to control and inform you on

• Over dosage

• Side Effects

• Allergy

• Drug Reaction and Interaction


CONCLUSION

Pertaining to health women are relatively safe

Inform your Doctor about what you read on the

internet

Trust your physician than your virtual doctor!


THANK YOU FOR LISTENING

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