5 Children return from Germany treatment

Friday, November 23, 2018

Five Gambian children, who underwent six-month treatment in Germany courtesy of Project Aid International-The Gambia have returned to the country.

Alhagie Njundou Conteh, Ebrima Senghore, Muhammed Ceesay, Muhammed Lamin Camara and Muhammed Kebba Sillah were treated on different ailments including abdominal distension, deformity of legs, cardiac and severe congenital malformation.

Malick John, a member of Project Aid International- The Gambia said this is not the first time they are sending children for treatment in Germany, especially ailments that cannot be treated in The Gambia. “We are very happy to see these kids return with good health. Project Aid is hoping that all parents will take care of their children’s health conditions until they fully recover.”

Project Aid manager Ebrima Jobarteh said they are doing their effort to help Gambian children to access quality health treatment in Germany.

Mike Wordemann, a German doctor, who accompanied the children, said she was happy to bring the children back to their parents in good health.

Alhagie Ceesay, a parent of one of the children, thanked Project Aid for their effort in helping Gambians, saying his son was suffering from cardiac problem from birth. “We applied every effort and travelled up to Senegal to cure him, but all proved unsuccessful.”

Haddy Sillah, a staff at Project Aid said they usually send kids for treatment in Germany, especially those whose sicknesses cannot be treated in The Gambia.

She said another batch of children will soon be airlifted to Germany for treatment, saying at the moment they want to gather more medical information from the doctors.    

Author: Sanna Jallow