GEKO donates 26 Hospital Screens to EFSTH

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The Evangelical Hospital Unna and Charitable Association for Development and Cooperation (GEKO eV), a German NGO offering development and cooperation assistance in The Gambia, Friday donated 26 hospital screens to Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul.

In their quest to provide quality health service to patients, the equipment were donated to facilitate better performance of the nurses and doctors in the hospital.

The Hospital’s senior public relations officer Momodou Lamin Jammeh said GEKO have been tremendously helping the hospital for the past years, adding that they have spent millions of Euros in donation and training for the hospital. “We were lacking these equipment in our wards. The screens are very important and will go a long way in serving the hospital,” he noted.

Chief nursing officer Pateh Saho described GEKO as one of their most genuine and committed donor for the past 30 years. “We have not lost sight of the numerous interventions of the NGO. We recognised the proactive role they play in offering attachment courses to the nursing staff since 1989.”

He said the equipment will greatly help in supplementing their efforts and the health of patients admitted in the hospital in a very positive way. “We cherish our partnership and our collective effort in providing quality health care service to the people.”

Representative of the Charity Hilde Schmidbauer assured the hospital management that they will continue to give support and their relationship will grow from strength to strength.

Project coordinator Lamin Conteh said the Charity targets to supplement government efforts by assisting needy students at basic levels to receive better and quality education.

Jarriatou Drammeh thanked the Charity for the donation, assuring them that the equipment will be well utilized and properly managed.

In recognition the efforts of GEKO, the Hospital presented certificates of appreciation to their partners.

Author: Fatou Bojang