SHINE Africa equips Brikama Major Health Centre
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Sharing in Nursing Education (SHINE Africa), a charitable organisation based in the United Kingdom, Sunday presented beds, mattresses, wheel chairs, working aids, crutches, trolley and dustbins to the Brikama Major Health Centre, in the West Coast Region.
On receiving the items, Alfusainy Manneh, senior nurse and
head of the General Ward, at the Health Centre, stressed the importance of the
donated items, particularly for operation in theatre. According to him, the donated items are very much needed in
the health centre, while informing that at the moment there is some expansion
exercise going on at the health centre, andthat having additional health materials would help a great
Manneh disclosed that the health facilities need support
from individuals and communities, noting that the government cannot do it all
alone. ‘Health is a cross- cutting issue; therefore it should be everybody’s
business.Individuals who are directly
benefiting from the services of the facility coming to support the health
facility is as step in the right direction,” he said.
On behalf of the Ministry of Health, Manneh commended the
donor for its timely intervention, hoping that the donation would be the
beginning of a long term fruitful cooperation between the Health Centre and the
For his part,
Dawda Jammeh, project coordinator, SHINE Africa, said as a Gambian and native
of Brikama, it is very important to come back home and support his own people. “It is my
brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers who are admitted to this Health Centre,”
He therefore expressed hope that the donation will go a long way to ease some of the problems that the health centre is confronted with, in its quest to providing effective health service delivery.
Author: Omar Wally