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10-year-old girl in need of overseas treatment

Aug 10, 2011, 11:17 AM | Article By: Abdou Rahman Sallah

Fatou Manneh, a ten-year-old girl living in Lamin, is need of overseas treatment, according to a medical report from the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital (RVTH) in Banjul.

The report states that Fatou Manneh is suffering from fracture in the head and broken limps and hands as a result of accident and is currently admitted at the Intensive Care Unit of the RVTH in Banjul, where she was said to be in coma for nearly two months.

The young girl was hit by a vehicle of the presidential convoy on the occasion of the Mauritanian president’s visit to The Gambia about two months ago, according to a member of Fatou’s family. Since then the family has done everything possible they could to support the treatment of the girl except the cost of overseas treatment.

The family is therefore soliciting support from the government, NGOs, philanthropists, the business community and well-wishers to come to the aid of this helpless girl.

Anyone who would like to give a helping hand to Fatou Manneh can call the following numbers: (00220) 9982203 or 9903826 or The Point Newspaper on 4497441.