Sep 21, 2020, 12:26 PM
The International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) in partnership with The Gambia Red Cross Society (GRCS) last Friday handed over Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) to The Gambia Prison Services.
Mustapha John, Head of Corporate Affairs and Brand & Marketing said as the country begins to ease some restrictions it is important to test, trace, treat and isolate. The donation equivalent to $145,000.00 will help in achieving that. This will prevent further escalation of the pandemic to scenarios requiring more resource intensive response measures and unnecessary loss of life in the country.
WHO working closely with the Ministry of Health as its implementing partner will be able to implement the project as follows:
Dr Desta Tiruneh WHO resident representative said the intervention is very timely and thanked Standard Chartered for making the donation. Mr Lamin Dampha, Deputy Permanent Secretary 2 at the Ministry of Health also thanked the Bank for joining the collective fight against COVID-19
The Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children (GAMCOTRAP) on Wednesday launched its 10,000 face masks project designed to curtail the spread of Covid-19 in The Gambia.