Gambia hosts RFH sub-regional meeting

Friday, May 18, 2018

Gambia hosted the sub-regional council meeting of Riders for Health (RFH) on Monday at the Swiss hotel in Bijilo.

Health and social welfare minister Saffie Lowe-Ceesay said the international health support agency has been supportive to The Gambia, pointing out that they have intervened in Gambia’s health delivery system at very crucial times.

“Since Riders for Health took over in 2002, we have seen tremendous improvement in health transport services which translated into improvement of our health service delivery and health outcome.”

In 2009, Gambia government through the health ministry signed Transport Asset Management contract with Riders to boost availability of reliable vehicles in the public health sector.

Mahali Hlasa, chairman of Riders International and country director in Lesotho and Therese Drammeh, Riders for Health Gambia country said their main mission is to make sure health care reaches everyone and everywhere irrespective of where they are in the country in terms of distance. 

Author: Njie Baldeh