The University Centre of Excellence (AIKIT) flagged off the Ibanikom Health Literacy Evolution project in Cameroon. A novel and innovative public health intervention approach rooted in ancient traditions, bound to be effective and sustainable, very robust yet uncompromising in global public health standards. To meet the Alma ata declaration of 1978 on Primary Health care, An afrocan derived model is critical. The centre has developed one of a unique model. A health Literacy and health education strategy with locally derived interventions built on African cultural identity to prevent and control Non Communicable Diseases such as Hypertension, diabetes and Cancer. A case study of the Kom Kingdom in the North West region of Cameroon is being studied under the Claretian University partners Phytobiotechnology Research Foundation in Cameroon and the School of Inculturation in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Ibanikom Health Literacy Evolution project has developed models for:
- Health Literacy intervention for reducing climate change and mental health burden in sub Saharan Africa using the Ibanikom ancestral governance infrastructure
- Afrocentric Health Literacy using a limino-cultural model for curbing and reducing Non communicable diseases as well as Infectious diseases