By Olimatou Coker
Hear Women-The Gambia, an organisation based in the UK, Monday donated sanitary materials to the maternity ward of the Serrekunda General Hospital.
The materials include sanitary pads, soaps, baby diapers, detergents and others.
They are said be worth over D22, 000.
Speaking during the handing over ceremony, Chairperson Hear Women-The Gambia, Susan Jatta, said the organisation aims at combatting injustices, inequality and violence meted against women and children and empower disadvantaged women.
“In commemoration of International Women’s Day, ‘Hear Women’ Gambia Chapter deems it fitting to celebrate the day through action by supporting the women in the maternity ward of the Serekunda General Hospital with sanitary materials” she said.
Hospital officials say the donation came at a right time, adding that it will go a long way in supporting women in maternity ward.
The head of that ward, Fatou Cham, thanked ‘hear women’ for choosing serekunda general hospital and for supporting fellow women.
She said: “The items will be very vital to women who have given birth as it would help them greatly to recuperate after giving birth,” She said.
“The donation will go long way in solving the issue of sanitary materials especially those who came stranded,” he added.
The Treasurer of the organisation Ndey Ngerr, gave a brief overview of the organisations history, which was formed last September.
She said it is part of Hear Women’s aim to go to the aid of women at maternity wards.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Majarra Dibba, expressed gratitude to the organisation.
Other speakers included the Public Relations Officer of the Hospital Alieu Badjie and other staffs of the Hospital.