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GLOVE donates medical supplies to Essau health centre

May 11, 2015, 10:37 AM | Article By: Abdoulie Nyockeh

The Gambia Longevity through Village Enterprise (GLOVE) project on Tuesday donated medical supplies to the Essau health center in Essau village.

The donated items included 125 scissors, 90 bottles of nutritional drinks meant for adults, 2 plastic bags of uniform, 4 packs of care fusion, 4 packs of dressing towels, 30 dressings, 9 straps, 27 wipes, 30 surgical gloves, 16 packs of wound care, 60 urine sample bottles, and 3 walking sticks.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony, the regional health director of North Bank Region, Dr Abdou Jammeh, said the donated medical items would go a long way in improving service delivery at the health centre.

Mrs Aminata Sonko Marena (aka Jackie Church), founder of Glove, said the organisation has been working in The Gambia since 2009.

She said their main activities include building bore-holes, nursery school, clinics, providing medical items to health centres, and sponsoring children education.

According to Mrs Marena, Glove project works closely with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Environment.

Their efforts are geared towards complementing the work of government, she said.

The Glove project works with rural communities in The Gambia to contribute and promote health service delivery systems in the country.

Piloted in Lower Nuimi District, the project is aimed at reducing poverty, establishing sustainable enterprise, promoting education, and improving health and humanitarian aid among others.