By Tabora Bojang
In their bid to enhance quality health Care service delivery, Farm 4 Life, a youth charitable organisation recently donated medical equipment to the Faji Kunda Health Centre.
The donated items included syringes, dressing materials, urine and colostomy bags, dressing materials, stomach paste hydro- bags and other valuables.
The items were delivered to the facility by the organisation’s founder and CEO Mustapha Mansary, the organisation’s adviser and secretary general respectively.
The UK- Gambian foundation has been rendering medical assistance to the Health Centre since commencement of partnership between the two institutions years ago.
The Chief Executive Officer of the foundation Mustapha Mansary cited the importance of health in the socio-economic development of the nation, adding that this inspires his organisation to put more emphasis on health care services.
”Farm4Life will continue to provide support to our communities because as charitable organisations it is mandatory upon us to help the less privilege. The government alone cannot do it. When it comes to socio-economic development of the country we all need to take our part and contribute in order to have a better Gambia,” he said.
Mansary urged the need for collective partnership from government and relevant stakeholders to join his organisation in its ambition of ensuring a better and healthy Gambia.
”We are calling on the government, private individuals and institutions to come and join Farm4Life to assist us to render more service to our communities as well as complement government efforts to provide quality health care services to the citizens,” Mansary added.
Madi Ceesay, a Nurse Midwife at the Faji Kunda Health Centre described the organisation as true partners in national development adding that Farm4Life has been rendering to the facility since the partnership of the two institutions.
Ceesay said the gesture includes some very vital equipment that are deficient in the facility and as service providers serving humanity the materials will be judiciously used. ”These materials will take us a long way because not only government can do everything. This is why we count on philanthropists and organisations to complement government’s efforts.”
Lamin Drammeh, an adviser to the organisation described the gesture as significant saying health is a cross cutting issue and one primary dimension that gauges how developed or under- developed any country is.
Drammeh underscored the need for effective collaborations with the organisation while urging for more resource mobilisation from all partners in a drive to advance the county’s health facilities.