Cameroonian citizens like those in other countries the world over, are often faced with situations where our closed ones( family, colleagues, friends or a stranger, collapse, pass out or die with a very simple reason: heart attack and breathing problems, with people standing gazing in helplessness, with yelling and crying as the ONLY RECOURSE! Learning CPR and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) can quite possibly mean the difference between life and death for someone suffering from Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Sudden cardiac arrest claims the lives of more than 225,000 people in the United States of America each year. The story should be the same and worse in Cameroon,(in relative terms) claiming thousands of lives each year that helpless families would blame on superstition, poisoning etc.

Sadly, an astonishing 94 percent of people who suffer sudden cardiac arrest die before reaching a hospital. If ordinary people act immediately with Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), instead of just waiting for help to arrive, many thousands of lives can be saved every year. It can take emergency personnel precious minutes to arrive on the scene (hardly available in Cameroon). For every minute without defibrillation, a sudden cardiac arrest victim's chance of surviving drops. It is critical for as many people as possible to be trained to perform CPR and know how to use an AED until advanced help arrives or the suffering individual is rushed to the hospital.