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School for The Gambia donates medicines to AFPRC hospital

Nov 12, 2013, 9:47 AM | Article By: Abdou Rahman Sallah

The School for The Gambia a UK charitable Organization recently presented medicines worth over D40,000 to Farafenni AFPRC General Hospital, Farafenni Army Barracks and Njaba Kunda Health Centre all in the North Bank Region.

The items were presented at a ceremony held in Farafenni in NBR and was meant to support the health sector in its drive to enhance health care service delivery.

Speaking on the occasion, Madam Mae Winterton, team leader, noted that the presentation of the items aim at complementing government efforts in the attainment of quality education.

She noted that the charity has supported numerous development projects and programmes to enhance the lives and livelihood of grassroots community.

The donor said the medicines would help to enhance health care services and assure their support.

Dilating on the charity intervention in the past decade includes refurbishment of beneficiary schools, drilling and installation of hand pump wells, support to health facilities, and provision of sewing machines.

Lamin TS Danso and Morro Jagne, Gambian counterpart, noted that drugs are essential in promoting and enhancing health services and by extension contribute to socio-economic development.

The support aims at complementing government efforts in improving health care services.

Speaking on behalf of the beneficiary was Batch Cham, Health Administrator at AFPRC General Hospital in Farafenni.

He commended School for The Gambia for their foresight and support in complementing the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare’s efforts in providing quality health care to Gambians, noting that drugs are of immense importance in providing timely treatment and care.

Mr Cham stressed that the attainment of quality health care services calls for concerted efforts and assures of their support.