By Omar Bah
The Gambia on Friday received an assortment of medical supplies worth over D7 Million from Humanity First to fight against Covid-19.
The materials included a container of PPEs purchased directly by the United Kingdom’s National Health Service, NHS and sanitisers purchased by the WFP.
The items were presented to the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital [RVTH] for onward delivery to other hospitals around the country. In 2013 the NGO inked an agreement with the RVTH to support the hospital with medical supplies and knowledge transfer.
Humanity First, an international charity registered in the UK operates in over 90 countries around the world. Since its inception, HF has responded to several disasters and served hundreds of thousands of victims in various affected communities.
The organisation’s scope of operations now expanded beyond disaster relief to several sustainable human development projects and initiatives around the world.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Amir and chairman of the Humanity First Board of Trustees, Baba Trawally, commended the efforts of the government in the fight against Covid-19.
He said the charity is committed to continue serving humanity. “I want to assure our donors in the UK that these items will go a long way in addressing challenges the country faces in its fight against the coronavirus,” he said.
The Amir said the charity has responded to hundreds of disasters and attended to millions of people all over the world and reassured the Gambia government of its continued support and collaboration in the areas of humanity support. Amir Trawally made it clear that the items are meant for all hospitals around the country.
The RVTH chief medical director Professor Ousman Nyang applauded the significant support the hospital continued to receive from Humanity First.
The Permanent Secretary Number 2 at the Ministry of Health Lamin Dampha commended Humanity First for being a genuine development partner of the Gambia. He said the items will significantly contribute to the country’s fight against the coronavirus. Dampha assured the donors that the items will be put into good use.