Gambia Healthcare Matters on Wednesday donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) items to The Gambia’s main referral hospital, Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) in Banjul.

The UK-based Gambian charity says the donation was made in support of the country’s fight against the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

The handover took place at The Gambia Red Cross Society headquarters in Kanifing in the presence of EFSTH PRO, Mr Sanneh and a Consultant at the hospital Dr Kebba Marenah who received the items on behalf of the hospital.  

The PPE items include face masks, face shields, aprons, gowns, gloves as well as infrared thermometers and hand wash gel.  

Gambia Healthcare Matters’ chairperson, Musa Krubally, informed Gambiana that this was the fourth time GHM UK has donated to the EFSTH and Tanka Tanka Mental Health Unit in The Gambia. However, it is the charity’s maiden collaboration with The Gambia Red Cross Society.

Musa Krubally mentioned that, GHM collaborated with GRCS for its transparency and its non political affiliation and hoped that GHM UK will collaborate with the Red Cross more often.  

GHM chairperson encouraged any organisation aiming to help The Gambia’s healthcare system to do the same by collaborating with the Red Cross.

Mr Krubally thanked all GHM members for their continuous generosity in helping Gambia’s healthcare system, GRCS Secretary General, Mr Alasan Senghore and the entire GRCS for making the handover of items easy.

The items were purchased in the UK after members of GHM individually generously contributed towards the project to assist nurses, doctors and healthcare assistants to combat Covid-19 in The Gambia. 

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