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NGBV donates medical items worth over half a million to 9 hospitals

May 21, 2020, 12:55 PM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

Network against Gender Based Violence (NGBV) Wednesday donated medical items worth over half a million dalasis to 9 one-stop centers in 9 hospitals across the country.

The items were meant to support the one-stop centers established in hospitals across the country to manage cases of gender based violence especially sexual and physical violence being reported to the hospitals.

Beneficiary hospitals are Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital, Kanifing General Hospital, Brikama District Hospital, Bundung Material and Child Hospital, Soma District Hospital, Farafenni District Hospital, Essau District Hospital, Bansang General Hospital and Basse General Hospital.

The items donated included detergent, bleach, drugs, gloves, hand sanitizers and consumables.

National coordinator, Fallou Sowe said even though people thought issues of sexual and domestic violence will reduce as a result of state of public  emergency, the number of reported cases on children and women especially pregnant women being abused continue to increase.

Mr. Sowe expressed concern with the high rate of abuse on women and children, highlighting that authorities are not doing enough in enforcing the laws on gender based violence.

“Cases continue to rise from statistics we are collecting”, he went on, saying they expect cases of gender based violence to be taken with utmost seriousness from 2013 when the Act was enacted.

He advised the public to do away with gender based violence, saying when you abuse a women it affects the peace, emotion and health of the entire population.

Babanding Daffeh, focal person for Kanifing General Hospital’s one stop center on behalf of beneficiaries thanked donors.

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