First Lady’s tour
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Lady of the Republic, Her Excellency Madam Zineb Yahya Jammeh will later today
wrap-up a three-day tour of health facilities within the Greater Banjul Area.
The inspection tour, which is of course not the first of its kind to be
conducted by the First Lady will give her and delegation first hand information
on the state of affairs of the facilities visited.
The tour is
an indication of how much Madam Zineb Jammeh values the health concerns of the
country and her determination to support her husband in ensuring a healthy
her immense personal contribution to the country’s health sector including the
frequent donation of equipment and the‘Operation save a Baby’initiative are all testimonies of her determination to ensure the
advancement of our health sector.
We can say
for certain that Her Excellency the First Lady has proven to be a pragmatic
lady who matches her words with action. She is also actively playing her role
as a member of the African First Ladies, an association formed some years ago,
which aims among other things, to unite first ladies in the continent to enable
them act in their capacitiesas
advocates in the fight against maternal, new-born and child mortality, as well
as prevent child-mother and HIV infection.
Jammeh's interventionis a worthy
cause that deserves to be emulated by all Gambians. It is an indication of her
tireless commitment to the development of The Gambia, because health is
considered to be amongst the most critical and important sectors in any
We therefore commend her for the untiring efforts to ensure that the country realises its health targets. We also hope that other women would emulate her.
Author: Daily Observer