Yaounde, January, 11th, 2017 (Africanews). Cameroon’s health sector has had its share of challenges over the years. For instance, according to statistics, there are only two doctors for every 10,000 people. Furthermore, a large number of citizens cannot afford healthcare.

To address these challenges, Susan Enjema Aweh widely known as Doctor Sea, is working to transform the way people in the country access information on their health by giving health advices online. She uses short videos to offer information and advices on how people can prevent and manage diseases as well as receive treatment.

“The challenges come as poverty, lack of information, lack of infrastructure because even if someone in the village is informed about what is going on in their body, they know what they should do what they should not do, if they need professional care they would have to leave from that village, sometimes to go somewhere else because the infrastructure is not there. And even when that health care is in the neighboring urban setting, they might not even have the road,” said Aweh.

Despite Dr. Sea’s advancements in helping the community, some physicians are skeptical about online healthcare programmes. Tatah Divine, a doctor in the country, says “You really need a medical personnel, a trained Doctor to clerk you, examine and then maybe do some test to be able to say ok ‘this person is having a kind of chronic typhoid which has perforated his intestines, and that can be an emergency, because it can easily lead to septicaemia’, and many other things. So talking about going online to seek for medical attention, its good but it can be very harmfully too.”

Apart from having an online health program, Dr. Sea also holds seminars and trains doctors for free. She also has a website where she publishes health articles. The doctor is working on plans to start filming videos in other languages such as Hausa and Swahili to educate and help more people.