Aid-The Gambia International, a German/Gambian NGO last Thursday handed over a
new health centre to the community of Buniadu village, North Bank Region. The project also constructed a staff quarters
and a Nursery for the community at a tune of two million dalasi.
The move is meant to ensure quality health care service in the areas as well as make it accessible and affordable to the people of Buniadu and its catchment communities.
Ousman Camara, North Bank Region deputy health director said Project Aid’s investment in the health sector will always go a long way in saving lives and prevent disability.
“Considering the strategic location of the clinic, I can say without fear that you will be saving many lives and reduce queues at various health centres in the region.”
Mr. Camara said constructing the facility in the first place is of great help and would in no small measure reduce the burden on patients and clients to travel for kilometres to access basic health care needs.
Jacqueline Wildnch, a nurse and chairperson of RDL said they built the staff facility for their staff to have good accommodation so that they can do their work as expected. She said three other nurses will be coming from Germany to help the village for a period of two to three months.
Matthisa Kettele, chairperson of Project Aid International said the project was created in 2004 and is running the Buniadu health center. “The health center employs twelve local staff, including two trained nurses. Regular on- the- sport staffing is provided by volunteers and over 70 outpatients shows-up for treatment every day, most of them children with different sicknesses like malaria, worm diseases, burns and accident.”