Kanifing Hospital benefits dozens of sanitary pad supply

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Kanifing General Hospital has benefited from a supply of dozens of sanitary pad from one Awa Bling, a Gambian artiste, through an inspiring foundation call "Let's Smile Together," and Gibou Saidy, a member of the Foundation who headed the handing over of the materials.

The pad drive is for new mothers who cannot afford to buy pads.

At the presentation of the materials at the hospital last week, Awa said she got inspired to help humanity following her involvement in a training that changed her life to help people through music.

Hospital administrator Babucarr M.A Saine thanked Ms. Bling and her foundation for the support, saying young people have the potential to bring development and change the lives and livelihood of people.

A famous Gambian artiste, Barhama, who is a member of the foundation "Think Young Women", said there is need to improve the lives of people. “The little help you do can make a huge change and if every Gambian can contribute in the assistance, the country will be transformed faster than we can imagine,” he said.

Director of health services, Sanjally Trawally said one of the key priorities in The Gambian health policy is partnership. “Personal hygiene contributes a lot to health. Gambians need the best medical care with easy accessibility.”

Mariama Colley, a member gave vote of thanks to all the donors, said they have a huge concern for women and children, saying the initiative are a very important start-up to assist patients and those in the maternal stage.

Author: Fatou Dem