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Taiwan Donates $300,000.00 to Health

Aug 14, 2008, 5:10 AM | Article By: By Nfamara Jawneh

As part of continued support to The Gambia's health sector, the government of Taiwan on Wednesday donated $300,000.00 to the Department of State for Health and Social welfare. The money is the second payment of Taiwan's annual grant of $600,000.00 to Gambia's health sector.

Th cheque was presented to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Welfare at a ceremony held at his office in Banjul.

Presenting the money on behalf of his government, His Excellency Richard Shih, Ambassador of the Republic of China on Taiwan, expressed his pleasure in delivering the cheque. He described health as very important, hence the need to support the sector.

For his part, Dr Malick Njai, Secretary of State for Health and Social Welfare, thanked the Taiwanese government for being supportive to the country's health sector. He revealed that through the grants, the health sector has been able to provide doctors and medical technicians all over the country. "It has always a pleasure working with the Republic of China on Taiwan," he said.