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Major Boost For Tanji Community Health Centre

Aug 10, 2009, 6:34 AM | Article By: Alieu Jabang

Tanji Community Health Centre in Kombo South last Friday 7th August 2009, benefited from a donation of medical items ranging from antibiotics, anti-malaria, antipyretics, analgesics, anti-hermetic, syringes and needles amounting to over D20, 000.                            

Speaking at the handing over ceremony held at Tanji, the Chief Medical Officer of the Tanji Community Health Centre, Mr. Foday Nkal Darboe commended the donors for the support they have been rendering to them in the past five years, and for choosing the health centre as their partners. He described the donors as true friends, who deserve to be commended.

"It is quiet obvious that health has no march to anything in terms of development. An individual or group who supports you medically to improve your health condition is indeed a friend worthy of commendation", he stated, adding that the community would continue to pray for the donor, Madam Susan Row and her school.

According to him, these medications will go a long way towards improving the lives of many in Tanji and its surrounding villages.

For her part, the donor Madam Susan Row said the donated items were gifts from students and teachers in her school to the residents of Tanji. This, she added, is as a result of the commitment, handwork and the benevolence of the Medical Officer-in-charge of the health centre. She promised to keep supporting the health centre in the future.

In the view of Madam Row, "we live in an unequal world in terms of facilities, and thus one needs to help and support each other".

Mr. Alimameh Jammeh, Tanji Village Development Committee Chairman of Tanji commended Madam Row and her school for what he described as a wonderful and timely gesture. He also commended all those who have in one way or the other made the gesture a reality.

Speaking on behalf of the women, the Kombo South Lady Councillor, Ajaratou Ousman Jallow thanked the donors for their support, stating that women and children are always the beneficiaries of such gestures because they are the most vulnerable.

The community health centre is being sponsored by Meschede Health Foundation in Germany.