Denkula foundation donates medical items to Farafenni General Hospital

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Denkula Charitable Foundation, over the weekend donated ultra sound machine and other valuable medical items to Farafenni General hospital in North Bank Region. Members of the Foundation, staff and management of the hospital and representatives from the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare attended the presentation of the materials ceremony.

Chief executive officer of the hospital Wandifa Samateh said the efforts and contribution of the Foundation to the operational improvement of the hospital is appreciated, saying most often than not, donations of medical items are limited to only hospitals in the urban areas forgetting the most under privileged and disadvantaged population in rural Gambia. “Due to its strategic location, this hospital serves North Bank, Lower River and parts of Central River Regions. The donated materials will be greatly beneficial to the communities we are serving,” he said.

Alhagie M. Sarr, Secretary General of the Foundation explained that “Denkula” is a Mandinaka word meaning “shared foundation” and was established by ten young Gambian professionals from different backgrounds with the aim to positively participate in nation building.

According to him, Denkula’s core focus is to mobilise both material and financial resources within and outside the country to support areas such as health, agriculture, education, youth and sports.

Baboucarr Ceesay, chairman of the Foundation thanked the staff and management of Farafenni General Hospital and expressed hope that the partnership will continue to grow.

The hospital’s administrator Famara Sillah expressed appreciation to the Foundation for their foresight and wise initiative to support the hospital.

Author: Abdoulie Nyockeh