Gambia United Society, UK boosts Gambia’s health sector

Monday, August 06, 2018

As part of their contribution to national development, members of Gambia United Society in London, United Kingdom recently donated medical equipment to Gambia’s health sector for on toward transmission to health facilities.

The items came through the facilitation of Mr. Lamin Saikhan of the Personnel Management Office and were handed to the director of health promotion and education directorate.

The donated items include 16 highly valued digital blood pressure machines (boots), 55 quality mosquito nets and 90 mosquito wrist-ban repellents.

Speaking at the handing over ceremony held at the Central Medical Store at Kotu, director of health promotion and education Modou Njie said Gambia United Society was established in 1997 in the United Kingdom by a group of Gambians whose primary objective was to respond to the needs of Gambians in the UK and to raise funds to support and complement Gambia government efforts including the health sector.

Mr. Njie said the Society made similar donations and money through The Gambia Red Cross   Society some years ago.

He said the donated items will be helpful, saying the intervention was very timely especially in the rainy season. “Gambia United Society is worthy of commendation. We need more support of such to address the issue of mosquitoes especially in Niamina, CRR.”

Lamin Saidikhan, a member of the Society and facilitator of the donated items said there was the need to form the Society mainly to support Gambians to boost the country’s health and other sectors. He said this is not the first time the Society is supporting the welfare of Gambians.

Other speakers included deputy director of national pharmaceutical services Fatou Njie-Sey and Bunja Kebbah, nurse midwife at MRC who both spoke on the Society’s commitment in supporting Gambia’s health sector.

Author: Fatou Dem