University of The Gambia School of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences has
concluded nine-day training on sanitiser production and use of Personal
Protective Equipment (PPEs) for regional health officials.
training which concluded over the weekend was funded by the Islamic World
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO). It involved 26
health care providers from all regions across the country.
Ousman Nyan, Provost of University of The Gambia School of Medicine and Allied
Health Sciences said the trained health workers are ready to make the
is a proud moment for us. You went through training not only for your own
interest but also for your patients and communities,” he told the participants.
Dr Faqir Muhammad Anjum, Vice Chancellor of the University expressed gratitude
to the staff, participants and sponsors of the programme.
is no vaccine for Covid-19 yet. Therefore, we must take precautionary measures
serious, which key among, is regular use of hand sanitiser,” he said.
reminded them that neighbouring countries continue to record new cases of the
Covid-19 pandemic, saying all hands must be on deck to flatten the curve.
Director of health services, Dr Mustapha Bittaye assured participants of the
health ministry’s commitment to support their initiatives.
have to push,” he said and “the mechanism is there to support you but you must
remain resolute and collaborate together,” he advised the participants.