The Cameroon Professional Society is proud to announced a book signing event for the release of Dr. Martin Ayong Ayim’s new book titled “Communicable Diseases for Schools and Community Health Promotion”
Date and Time of the event : February 19, 2012, 5:00 pm Sunday
Location:- Aggies African Restaurant
9205 Skillman Street.#134.
Dallas, Texas 75243
If you are going to be in Dallas during that time. please stop by and participate in this community discuss about public health care. You can also read more about this event and others at the Cameroon Professional Society’s website.
About the Author
Martin Ayong Ayim Ph.D., MPH, MCHES endowed Professor of Health Education (Dr. Eddie Robinson Snr Foundation) Grambling State University, Louisiana.
Martin Ayong Ayim, was born in Ngwenjin village in the Azem Clan of Widikum in Cameroon. He studied at Federal Bilingual Grammar School Yaounde and Nursing School Bamenda. He was admitted into Indiana University Bloomington in 1984 where he graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Public Health Administration in 1987, and a Masters of Public Health with emphasis in Community Health Education in 1989. Thereafter, he was admitted into Texas A & M University for the doctoral program where he graduated in 1993 with a Ph. D. in Health education. He is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) in the USA.
About the Book
Infectious diseases account for about 17 million of the 52 million deaths per year in the world (WHO, 1996,). From the average yearly total of 11 million deaths among children under age 5 in developing countries, about 9 million are attributed to infectious diseases. Most of these deaths, if not all, can be prevented through immunization programs and health education about the modes of transmission, and methods of prevention and control. I have written this book out of total motivation and challenge, that I had as a Student Nurse on Community rotation in Bamenda, Cameroon. The challenge was that, during a health talk in Bambui community in 1979, the villagers believed firmly that intestinal parasites (worms) were part of the human body and that humans cannot survive without worms. I took this as a personal challenge to pursue education to be a professional health educator and to do something about the prevention of communicable diseases.
This textbook, "Communicable Diseases for School and Community Health Promotion", is a dream come true, and focuses on both school and community and is intended to provide health students and professionals, especially health educators and epidemiologists the necessary information to be able to educate people about the transmission and control of infectious diseases….
For more information about this book send all inquiries to Ayimm@gram.edu or contact the Author at (318)-344-8955. You can also purchase the book at Amazon.com or at Barnes & Noble book store.