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Taiwanese NGO to offer free medical care

Feb 17, 2010, 11:24 AM | Article By: Nfamara Jawneh

A medical team comprising as many as 30 doctors, dentists, and senior nurses from Taiwan Root Medical Peace Corps (TRMPC), a Taiwanese NGO, is scheduled to arrive in The Gambia on 18 February 2010. During their stay in the country, the team will offer free medical services to Gambians, a media dispatch from the Taiwanese embassy revealed.

TRMPC, founded in 1995 by Dr. LIU, Chi-Chun, is a private and non-profit organization in Taiwan dedicated to improving the quality of life of needy people through the provision of medical services and health education.

Over the years, TRMPC has provided medical services to the people of many countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Their first trip to The Gambia was made in 2003, and more than 3,200 Gambian patients benefited from their services at that time.

The Taiwanese medical would provide free medical and dental services to the Gambian people at the following places and dates:

On Saturday February 20th 2010 at Essau Lower Basic School; on the following day the team would be stationed at Madina Sering Mass Basic Cycle School and on Monday 22nd the team would be at Salikene Basic Cycle School.

The medical corps would on Tuesday 23rd work at Farafenni Upper Basic School and on the next day at Pakalinding Lower Basic School.

The team would on the 25th February work at Misera Lower Basic School and at Massembe Lower Basic School the next day.

Pakali Nding Lower Basic School would host the team for at least half a day on the 27th.

Meanwhile, those interested in knowing more about this opportunity and services should contact the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and the Embassy of the Republic of China on Taiwan.