SHG donates 40-foot container of medical items to Health Ministry

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Safe Hands for Girls (SHG) yesterday donated a 40 foot container of medical items to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.

The items included surgical materials, wheelchairs and crotches among others, that would address the surgical department’s needs in government hospitals.

Speaking at the presentation held at the Central Medical Store in Kotu, Fatoumatta Jallow-Tambang, Minister for Women Affairs overseeing the office of the vice president, said they are indeed delighted to receive the gesture.

They are grateful to Jaha, the executive director SHG as she is a young inspiring lady who has been for many years been committed to working with the government, she disclosed.

She stated that the new Gambia demands commitment and advised that people should come together and put their shoulders to the wheel to rebuild the nation, adding that is a responsibility for every Gambian to build the nation through strategies like this.

According to her, this was a much needed sector and is a call from President Barrow for every Gambian in the Diaspora and in the country to do as much as they could to put everything together to see a difference.

She explained that much is expected from SHG next year as they are the bed rock not for the ministry of health alone but other sectors.

For her part, Saffie Lowe-Ceesay, Minister of Health and Social Welfare, said the gesture was beyond SHG as every Gambian is going to be a beneficiary of the gift, noting that the gift would go a long way in addressing the needs of the surgical department.

She said government could not do it alone, hence it was good for all to put hands together for the new Gambia.

She thanked Jaha and the team for the gesture.

Jaha Dukureh, executive director SHG, said she believed that there was an obligation to do something for the country and thanked the government for working with them.

Author: Isatou Senghore-Njie