May 23, 2014, 10:42 AM
As part of the continuing campaign to raise awareness on sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS and other related diseases, the Central River Region (
Among the villages sensitised were Fuga, Sololo, Saruja, Wellingara Fulladu, Karantaba, Dasilameh, Duru and Brikamaba all in
Speaking earlier at a meeting held at Karantaba Woll of the
According to him, this program is part of their implementation plan for 2008. The program is supported by The Gambia Red Cross Society.
For his part the lead facilitator, Mr. Abdou Rahman Sallah stated the
For her part, Miss Sunkary Baldeh implored the women folk to visit the health facility when they suspected any abnormality in their system, especially the pregnant women. She went further to explain the importance of blood donation in the hospitals, adding that plans are under way to mobilise youths in the Central River Region to donate blood voluntarily. "We have started negotiations with youth leaders and organisations and surely with a little funds we can surely have them on board," she added.
Alhagie Omar Sallah the Alkalo of the Karamtaba expressed his readiness along with his communities adding that the importance of the sensitisation cannot be over emphasised especially blood matters. He commended the Red Cross volunteers for the good work they are doing in the region.