Rotary Club of Bijilo, UK partners donate to Central Medical Stores

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Rotary Club of Bijilo and their UK partners have recently donated medical drugs to Gambia’s central medical stores of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare for onward distribution to hospitals. The presentation was held at the medical store in Kotu.

Mr. Banky Njie, a Rotarian said the donation was part of their humanitarian assistance to the health sector, saying their Rotary club is an international non- government organisation that has various areas of intervention, from health to education, water and sanitation and assisting needy people within the society and complement government efforts.

He said they decided to provide the drugs to the central medical stores because they are aware of the intervention areas where the drugs will be needed. “Bijilo Rotary club is a newly established body targeting to complement humanitarian effort at community level.”

Modou Njie, director of health promotion and education unit said the Rotary club has been partners with the health sector, saying the medical drug donation will complement health sector efforts as they are faced with numerous drug constraints.

Janko Jimbara, permanent secretary at the health ministry said Gambia’s health sector is facing daunting challenges, saying 40% of what they receive comes from assistance.

He thanked the Rotary club and its partners for the donation, saying it will go a long way in saving lives.

Anne Corby, from UK said she knows how it feels to be sick and responding to treatment by having the necessary precaution. 

Author: Rose Zahra Gomez