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TAFCE donates medical equipment to Kerewan Health Centre

Jun 21, 2016, 11:18 AM | Article By: Abdou Rahman Sallah

The Association for Child Education (TAFCE), a local NGO in Kerewan, North Bank Region, on Friday presented medical equipment to Kerewan Health Centre worth more than D200,000.

Presenting the items on behalf of the organisation, Buba Jadama, national coordinator of TAFCE, thanked Community Development Association in UK for their support in mobilisation resources to respond to the growing needs of Kerewan Health Centre.

He noted that the materials would contribute immensely to strengthening healthcare service delivery at the health centre.

TAFCE boss lauded the management of Kerewan Health Centre for their steadfastness in providing priority list of equipment that would improve service delivery.

Fafanding Kinteh, board member of TAFCE, thanked the executive members of TAFCE for their foresight in providing the much needed support to the health center, noting that it would complement government efforts in providing quality healthcare services.

Mamsamba Joof, board chairperson of TAFCE who doubles as the executive director of ADWAC, said the gesture by TAFCE demonstrates the association’s commitment to the education and health of children.

He reiterated that the board and staff are committed to the advancement of health and education in NBR while calling on the beneficiary institutions to optimally use the donated equipment to enhance effective service delivery.

Mr Joof commended Community Development Association in UK for their unflinching support to improve health and wellbeing of the people.

Omar Barrow, Officer-in-Charge of Kerewan Health, expressed delight on the level of cooperation between the two institutions.

He noted that the health facility urgently needs microscope machine, BP machine, autoclave, vacuum extractor, oxygen meter, delivery tray, among others.

The Officer-in-Charge assured of the proper handling of the equipment while calling on the donors to support them with additional beds, bed sheets, mattresses and solar facilities.

Other speakers included Almamy Fatty, chief’s representative, Lamin S Jawara and Maline Hydara, advisers.They all applauded TAFCE for their support to youth development and healthcare service delivery.

Omar Baldeh, public health officer, delivered the vote of thanks and lauded the high level of community participation in complementing health sector in service delivery.