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Humanity First donates medical supplies to EFSTH

Jul 1, 2015, 10:25 AM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

The Gambia chapter of Humanity First, an international NGO established by Ahmadiyaa Muslim Jamaat, on Monday donated ten boxes of drugs and other essential medical supplies to the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) in Banjul.

Dr Baboucarr A.S. Sowe, director of medical programmes at Humanity First, said the relationship between the NGO and EFSTH started in 2013 when they signed a memorandum of understanding.

As part of the MOU, Humanity First is to support the hospital in terms of capacity building as well as medical supplies.

Dr Sowe said since the signing of the MOU, EFSTH has received a number of teams from Humanity First UK and Denmark who spent a week or two conducting refresher training courses that are relevant to patient care in the hospital.

He said Humanity First has plans to get more consumable medical items to the hospital in the near future.

“At Humanity First, we believe that supporting EFSTH is one good way of supporting Gambian people as this is the only teaching hospital in the country and resources are never enough,” Dr Sowe said.

Kawsu Kinteh, chairman of Humanity First, said the main objectives of the organisation include serving and helping humanity irrespective of their beliefs and gender, and any other bases of discrimination.

Humanity First is engaged in programmes such as education, health, agriculture, and water rehabilitation, as well as giving help to the poor and needy in villages.

Prof Khalil, chief medical director of EFSTH, thanked the donors for their continuous support and contribution to the hospital.

“The items will be judiciously used, in the interest of our patients and our healthcare delivery,” he said.“The contribution of Humanity First is highly commendable, especially with our situation as a country.”