Unicef has on Thursday, 6th February 2020, donated new lifesaving medical equipment worth over $500,000.00 dollars to the Ministry of Health through its country representative in The Gambia. The donation was received by the Hon. Minister of Health Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh.
In handing over the equipment to the Hon. Minister of Health, the UNICEF Country Representative Madam Sandra Lattpuf said the equipment will assist on the delivery quality services to improve the health of women and children especially Newborn babies.
The Chairperson of the National Assembly Select Committee on Health, Hon. Ousman Sillah, Member for Banjul North, thanked UNICEF for complementing the efforts of Government in the provision of quality and affordable health care services for the population.
The Hon. Minister of Health Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh expressed gratitude to UNICEF Country Office through the UNICEF Country Representative for supporting the health sector with new lifesaving equipment that will be distributed in health facilities across the country.
The Hon. Minister of Health assured the UNICEF Country Representative that a distribution plan will be available and that all the equipment will be labelled and tagged for easy identification. He also assured the UNICF Representative that a monitoring system will be in place to ensure that the materials are in places where they are supposed to be. He extended gratitude to UNICEF on behalf of the Government and people of The Gambia for the support to the health sector.
Other speakers include the Acting Director of Health Services, Dr. Mustapha Bittaye and the Director of National Pharmaceutical Services Mr Babanding Sabally.
The presentation ceremony was chaired by the Director of Health Promotion and Education, Mr Modou Njai.
Source: Health Ministry