New Gambia Movement (NGM) a non-profit movement over the weekend launched its new project dubbed ‘Heal the Family Project’ at a ceremony held at Sere-Kunda Health Centre.
As part of the launching, the movement also presented 100 pieces of digital thermometers to augment health service delivery at the centre.
In his launching statement, Dr. Surahata Ceesay, the Director of Health Services at New Gambia Movement (NGM), gave an insight into the history of the movement.
The formation of the movement, he went on, came in the faced of daunting challenges facing the country’s health sector, ranging from poor physical facilities, lack of basic in-house necessities to medical screening facilities, among others.
Under this project, Dr. Ceesay went on, New Gambia Movement will work with hospitals, health centres, international organizations, individuals and friends from Diaspora to address some of these healthcare needs of Gambians.
He highlighted the vision of the movement, which is to, ensure a better Gambia with a healthcare system that is stable and competent for all Gambians, an open clinic dates for basic screening and vaccinations.
He thanked the management of Sere-Kunda Health Centre for allowing them to launch this important project at the centre, saying the centre itself lacks affordable healthcare facilities.
“Lack of healthcare services at Sere-Kunda Health Centre is seriously affecting the life expectancy rate of Gambians particularly patients who comes to the centre for treatment,” he added.
Eliana Sambou, a midwife at Sere-Kunda Health Centre, on behalf of her Officer-In-Charge, expressed delight with the move, further thanking the members of the movement for their foresight.
Sambou promised that the items donated would be put in to good use, adding that since the start of services at the main referral hospital at Sere-Kunda General Hospital, the Sere-Kunda Health Centre is given less attention by philanthropist, individuals and others.
Dr. Pierre Gomez, the National Organizing Secretary of NGM, outlined some of their past activities rendered to the communities within the Greater Banjul Area (GBA).
“Some of these includes, the presentation of food items to Bakoteh Private health centre, St Anthony Church in Kololi, Serekunda mosque near Sandika, cleaning and repainting of a mosque near Brufut Upper and Senior Schools”.
Other speakers at the ceremony include, Dr Atta Ceesay, the Director of Charitable Services at NGM, Mawdo Jallow, Councillor and James E. Cole, a Registered Nurse Out-Patient Department at Sere-Kunda Health Centre.
by Lamin Darboe