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UK philanthropists donate sanitary materials to Sukuta health centre

Dec 22, 2015, 10:18 AM | Article By: Njie Baldeh

Some philanthropists from the United Kingdom Friday donated sanitary materials worth D46,000 to Sukuta health centre as a gesture to complement the Gambia government efforts in the healthcare system.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Bob Irwin, a UK national who spoke on behalf of the philanthropists, said they had been visiting to The Gambia for about 16 years to do business.

He said it was during this time they met their Gambian friend, Musa Jaiteh, and started to do business with him.

Mr Irwin said through the business, they were able to gather money to help the Sukuta health centre through the support of 28 women who patronised the business.

He explained that they also had an exhibition and later collected all the money and put it into a bank account.Meanwhile, they were devising the best way to properly use the money on the clinic.

He said they would discuss with the management of the health facility and the community to determine what to do with the rest of the money raised after buying the donated materials.

Rose Mendy, nurse-in-charge of Sukuta health centre, hailed the donors, Bob and Magie, saying: “These people are true friends of the health centre and the community of Sukuta.

“It is indeed a pleasure for me to have people like Magie and Bob and also Musa to help the health centre.When I came here, I found so many things that need to be changed.But thank God for the intervention of these people many things have started to change.”

While assuring the donors that the donated materials would be put into good use, she said:“I thank the donors for their support and I pray for them to have long life so they would continue supporting the health center.”