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Boca Loho Foundation Donates Medical Items, Others

Nov 25, 2009, 11:27 AM | Article By: Baboucarr Senghore

Boca Loho Foundation from the Netherlands, in collaboration with the Vision Development Foundation on Monday donated medical items and consumables to three institutions in the country.

The beneficiaries included the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital RVTH), Family Planning and the Fajikunda Health Centre. The items, which included operation tables, dressing tubes, dispensable gloves, uniforms, lab blades, sterilising machines, x-ray screens, a pair of physiotherapy pedals, among others, were made possible through Janny and Ank from the Netherlands.

Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Modou Turo Darboe, the CEO of Vision Development Foundation described his foundation as a traditional partner of the health sector. He stated that it has always complemented the efforts of the sector, both formally and informally.

"The foundation has just concluded a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare," he said.

According to him, his organisation's aim is to complement the efforts of President Jammeh and his government in all spheres of socio-economic development and the health sector, in particular.

"Being cognizant of the tremendous efforts and enormous resources the government is investing in this sector, we feel obliged to also contribute our quota in consolidating the meaningful gains made by the President in this area, in particular," he stated.

Mr. Darboe assured the beneficiaries of their support at all times, noting that the significance and importance of health in the socio-economic development of the economy cannot be over-emphasised.

Janny and Ank, all from the Boca Loho Foundation in the Netherlands expressed similar sentiments.

The beneficiaries commended the donors for what they described as a timely gesture.