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Danish volunteers donate medical items to Health Ministry

Jun 5, 2015, 11:05 AM | Article By: Isatou Senghore-Njie

Volunteers from Denmark yesterday donated medical equipment and clothes to Serekunda General Hospital in Kanifing and Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) in Banjul, through the Office of the First Lady Madam Zineb Jammeh.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony, held at the Central Medical Stores in Kotu, Pastor Sahr James of the Chapel Church at the EFSTH, said one Yvonne Blair, a volunteer from Denmark, came to The Gambia and when she returned, she mobilised volunteer women who were helping other countries to help children of The Gambia by donating clothes and medical items.

With the help of First Lady Zineb Jammeh and the Ministry of Health the donated materials were shipped to The Gambia.

Dr Omar Sey, minister for health, thanked Madam Jammeh for her intervention in getting the materials to The Gambia.

He also thanked the donors for the gesture, saying the Ministry of Health is open to such collaborations that are of benefit to the country’s health sector.

For his part, Babanding Sabally, director of pharmacies, said they “are very happy” to receive the donation.

He also said the materials are highly appreciated as the government cannot do it alone in the health sector being a wide area.

Malang Ndong, director of administration at EFSTH, also thanked the donors while expressing gratitude to the First Lady who he said is always supportive of hospitals across the country.