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SMAHS trains regional health workers on sanitizer production

Apr 24, 2020, 12:54 PM | Article By: Ismaila Sonko

School of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (SMAHS) of the University of The Gambia, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health has commenced training for regional health workers on hand sanitizer production.

The training is currently under way at the School of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences’ multipurpose teaching laboratory center in Banjul.

Dr. Mustapha Bittaye, Deputy Director of Health Services challenged the participants to make the best use of the knowledge that they will gain from the training so as to enable them also train their fellow health workers in their respective district hospitals.

Dr. Bittaye thanked the entire staff of the University of The Gambia for coming up with such an initiative to support regional health workers in the fight against COVID-19 in The Gambia.

Professor Ousman Nyan, head of the University of The Gambia School of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, said the initiative would help Gambians during this trying times, as not every Gambian can afford to buy hand sanitizer.

He however challenged participants to stay focused and be ready to share what they’ve learnt during the training with their colleagues. 

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