New Gambia Movement donates to 3 health centers

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

A local-based association called New Gambia Movement has donated 4 cartons of gloves to the  Serrekunda Health Center, Charity Sisters in Batokeh and Sukuta Health Center as part of their Heal the Family Project aiming at confronting challenges facing Gambia’s health sector.

Nahal Tambadou said “Heal the Family” is part of their projects targeting to support health sector as it faces challenges. She said their partner company in USA called Ultimate Solution through Dr. Surahata Cessay facilitated the donation; adding Serrekunda health center was a benefactor of 100 thermometers.

Madam Tambadou said the New Gambia as a civil society is also registered with TANGO to contribute to the development of the country. She said they have organised dialogues with the striking doctors to make them understand their prominent role in society.

Professor Pierre Gomez of the University of The Gambia said the New Gambia is a civil society organisation launched in January 2017 with a membership of 175 in 27 countries with the objective to set political enlightenment and empower families.

He added that the foundation has three intervention areas in Education, food and heal the family project. “The donation of gloves is not the first time. It is part of the foundation’s gestures to help health centers and mobilizing people to help one another in contributing to national development.”

Isatou Joof, Nurse in charge at Serrekunda Health center commended the New Gambia Movement for their support to the health facility, saying provision of the gloves is timely, as it will have great impact on their work in preventing infections.

Famara K. Sanyang, officer in charge of Sukuta health Center said the number of people who visit the health facility on daily basis could be compared to a hospital.

He said the donation is a great gift that will contribute a lot in the health center services, while commending the New Gambia Movement for their gesture.

Author: Rose Zahra Gomez