The United States Ambassador to The Gambia, H.E Barry L.
Wells, recently presided over the presentation of an ultrasound-scanning
machine to The Gambia Family Planning Association (GFPA). The machine,
according to officials, is worth $45,000 equivalent to D1,125,000 and was
donated by the United States Government through the newly established Africa
Command (AFRICAN) under the Department of Defence and Humanitarian Assistance
Presenting the machine at the GFPA head office in Kanifing,
Ambassador Wells said that the donation of the state-of-the art
ultrasound-scanning machine indicates that the US
government attaches great importance to the country's health sector.
"We certainly hope to continue our development assistance
through the DHAP program and strongly advance sustainable health," he said. He
hoped that the machine will boost the moral of the clinic thus contribute
towards the development of the country.
For his part, Mr.Yankuba Dibba, Managing Director of GFPA,
thanked the donors through the US
embassy in Banjul
for the humanitarian gesture. He assured the donors that the machine will be
put to good use.