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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

ChildFund gives 20-foot container of medical items to health ministry

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By Aisha Tamba

ChildFund The Gambia in partnership with the Medical Assistance Program International (MAP) on Tuesday donated a 20-foot container of medical items to the ministry of health.
The items, which included laboratory coats and masks, are meant to assist the government combat the coronavirus pandemic.

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Musu Kuta Komma, ChildFund The Gambia country director, noted: “The lab coats, on the other hand, have also proven to be essential items of the need for our health care practitioners as were reiterated in our last donation here and also during the 2019 monitoring mission for some health facilities across the country.”

She vowed that ChildFund The Gambia will continue to do everything within its capacity to support healthcare delivery in the country.
“It is our conviction that for children to grow and achieve their full potentials. They must even before they are birth, have access to much needed medical supplies and high-quality services.

“This, as I indicated on several occasions, forms part of our Gifts-In-Kind (GIK) program which seeks to complement the efforts of government in crucial sectors of health and education, ” she highlighted.

Gibril Jarju, director of planning and information, ministry of health, expressed delight and gratitude to ChildFund The Gambia for providing the medical items to boost the healthcare services.

Babanding Sabally, principle pharmacist, said the items will be put into good use, while calling on other organisations to support the health care system.

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