The Gambia: Humanity First Provides Medical Aid

Humanity First has donated medical items worth over seven million dalasis to the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) in The Gambia.

The non-governmental organisation (NGO) donated 23,000 tubes of hand sanitisers and 30,170 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to support the government in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Gambia’s health sector is understood to have over the years been under great pressure due to high population growth rate, inadequate financial and logistic support, and shortage of adequately trained health personnel, according to the Global Health Workforce Alliance.

Development Diaries understands that The Gambia’s National Health Sector Strategic Plan 2014–2020 (NHSSP) guides health care in the nation with the aim of reducing inequalities in health care services and reverse the downward trend in health-related outcome indicators.

In his presentation remarks, Chairman of Humanity First board of trustees in The Gambia, Baba Trawally, said that Covid-19 should not be left with government alone.

‘At the level of Humanity First and other partners we are committed to serving humanity irrespective of their religious belief, colour, origin and ethnic background’, he said.

For his part, the Permanent Secretary in the country’s Ministry of Health, Lamin Dampha, who represented the minister, thanked Humanity First for providing health support.

‘We want to assure you that EFSTH will definitely make good use of this donation’, he said.

Source: The Point

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