Apr 10, 2008, 5:28 AM
(Thursday 24th October 2019 Issue)
Without Borders, a non-profitable organisation in Gunjur, Kombo South, over the
weekend donated medical materials worth over D15, 000 to Gunjur health center.
The donated items include HB Hemacue, 301 machine and Curvetta; a diagnostic device use to test Amaemia on pregnant women and children. The materials were provided by the organisation through the financial proceeds realized from a walk for health campaign initiative.
Mankamang Touray, an executive member of Linking Without Borders said an improve health facility of the community is their main priority area, saying they are providing needed health assistance to the people of the community and the surroundings in order to complement Gambia government’s health service delivery.
He said the organisation has chosen health and education as some of its important concern areas of intervention, promising that they will continue to support the development ambitions of the Government, particularly in the area of health and education.
“This is what is expected from us as an organisation, in order to better the livelihood of the people. Today’s presentation has shown our readiness to contribute in improving the community’s health sector and the country as a whole,” he said
Majority leader and National Assembly Member of Kombo South, Kebba K. Barrow applauded the organisation for its foresight in complementing Government efforts toward quality health service delivery. He emphasise government position in standardizing the country’s health sector.
Mr Barrow said Gunjur health center will soon be upgraded to a major referral health facility, saying that has already being tabled before deputies at the National Assembly. He reaffirmed the efforts of the health ministry in transforming the center to a major health facility.
“Gunjur health center will soon be upgraded to a major referral facility which we are currently working with the health ministry to finalize all the necessary health requirements to have a complete process of transforming the health facility,” he said.
Musa Danso, a representative from the health center thanked the organisation for providing the health facility with medical materials, saying the donated materials will ease effective health service delivery.