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Jan 19, 2016, 10:11 AM

The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare has re-committed itself to embarking on a measles-Rubella prevention campaign next month.

It is going to do this as a step further in its mission to providing quality health care for people of the country.

In 2014 through 2015, the health ministry together with its partners in the country stood firm to keep the nation healthy and protected from strange diseases like Ebola, which has taken its worst toll on human lives since strains of a similar disease known as Marburg were discovered in 1967 in the cities of Marburg in Germany and Belgrade in Yugoslavia.

The Ministry did it best to construct additional six health posts across the country in different points of entry into The Gambia.

These health posts would continue to provide health care and serve as temporary holding facilities for ill-health individuals coming to The Gambia, according to the health ministry.

The Ministry through support from partners has also completed the construction of the new Kalagi and Janjanbureh health centres.

“In addition,seven health centres (Bakau,Fajikunda, Brikama, Kaur, Essau, Bureng and Baja kunda)have been expanded and refurbished,” the health ministry stated.

These are impressive strides in the health sector to keep this country on its toes against any unforeseen diseases.

We are living in a world in which we should be very careful and mindful of our health.There are strange diseases and symptoms of illnesses unknown to man or our generation, and for which cures are yet also to be discovered; so the best solution or antidote is prevention.

“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver,” said Mahatma Gandhi. Therefore we must always try to keep our bodies in good health condition; otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and sound.

While we encourage the health ministry or sector of this country to keep up the good work in fighting the challenges of providing quality health care, we would also like to say they should not rest on their laurels as there are various kinds of illnesses, including opportunistic diseases, that we must endeavour to fight at all times.

Meanwhile, keep up the good work!

“There’s nothing more important than our good health – that is our principal capital asset.”

Arlen Specter