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Direct Aid Gambia delivers 10, 000 face masks to Health Ministry

Jun 12, 2020, 1:37 PM | Article By: Fatou Dem

Gambia government Wednesday received a supply of 10,000 face masks from Direct Aid, The Gambia, through the Ministry of Health as part of their contribution in the fight against coronavirus pandemic in the country.

Direct Aid, The Gambia, formerly African Muslims Agency is an international Non-Governmental Organisation that started its activities in 1981 as a voluntary non-governmental organisation interested in developing the neediest places in Africa.

It targets to carry out development works for the disadvantaged communities, targeting the neediest social groups, the sick, orphans, victims of disaster and famines, and doing all activities of righteousness and goodness.

During the presentation, health minister Dr. Ahmad Lamin Samateh said Direct Aid has been a long-standing partner of the government particularly the Ministry of Health, saying the relationship has been very beneficial to Gambian needy communities.

Minister Samateh said the good deeds must continue because they are highly needed by the people especially the under privileged, saying the donation came at the right time and the use of masks is recommended internationally as the pandemic continues to pose threat to lives.

Andelatiff Ourahou, country director of Direct Aid, The Gambia expressed hope that the donated face masks will be absolutely beneficial to Gambian people.

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