Second BDI, IMR free medical mission set for June

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Big Dreams Incorporated working with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare will be hosting the International Medical and Dental Relief Organisation (USA), for a 2nd annual medical and dental relief trip to The Gambia from June 14-23.

Officials say a team of more than twenty medical practitioners, educators, students and non-medical volunteers from the U.S, Canada, the Federal Republic of Nigeria and The Gambia will be coming to the country this year to provide free quality primary health care to communities in five regions.

Communities to benefit from this year’s medical and dental relief are Ndofan village in Lower Nuimi District of North Bank Region, Yorro Bere Kunda in Central River Region, Mangkamang Kunda in Upper River Region, Kiang Nema in Lower River Region and Old Jeshwang in Kanifing Municipality.

Last year, the United States medical organisations; the International Medical and Dental Relief and Big Dreams Inc. in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare offered free medical and dental relief to 4, 180 Gambians at Sika, Pakau Njogu and Medina Sedia villages in North Bank Region’s Upper Niumi District, between 16 to 21 September. The free medical assistance was also extended to Sanyang and Bondali villages in West Coast Region.

They brought a team of 9 licensed medical professionals and health educators who provide healthcare and health education. In Sika, the team treated and offered free medical and dental relief to 711 people, 896 in Pakau Njogu and 1, 400 at Medina Sedia while 697 people were treated in Sanyang and 476 in Bondali.

The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare earlier last year signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with International Medical Relief (IMR) and Big Dreams Inc. (BDI) for the medical and dental missions.

Author: Cherno Omar Bobb