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Foundation for Rural Education donates medical equipment to health ministry

Jul 25, 2016, 11:18 AM | Article By: Abdoulie Nyockeh

Foundation for Rural Education, Wildlife and Environment, a charitable organisation based in Banjulunding, Kombo North District, West Coast Region, recently handed over 13 hospital beds and mattresses and other supporting materials to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in Banjul.

The occasion was attended by the Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Dr Omar Sey and other top officials of the Ministry.

Speaking on the occasion, the Foundation’s Executive Director William Adetona of the organisation stated that the donated materials were made available through a partnership with Crossroads Foundation.

The materials are expected to be installed at health centres in the most disadvantaged areas of the country to make quality health facilities available to all irrespective of location.

The executive director of the charity further expressed delight at supporting the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in complementing their strive to boost the health sector.

He also used the opportunity to thank the Government of The Gambia for creating an environment conducive for the foundation to conduct its activities.

He further assured the ministry that his “charity will continue to give support” to the health sector of The Gambia.

He also thanked the minister of Health and Social Welfare for his firm commitment to the health sector, saying they would continue to support him to achieve his dream in the health sector.

Top officials of the Health Ministry commended the organisation for the gesture as they highlighted some of the efforts of the government at making health facilities available and affordable to all.

They said the gesture by the organisation was “timely” and promised that “the materials will be used for the intended purpose”.