On Friday, 7th October 2022, Humanity First, The Gambia presented some valuable equipment to the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul.
The donations were in response to a request made by the hospital in May 2022 when Humanity First volunteer doctors from the United Kingdom were on a working visit to the hospital to assist the hospital as part of the partnership that exists between the two institutions.
Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Kawsu Kinteh, Chairman of Humanity First, The Gambia said that Humanity First is always happy to assist the hospital and “I am pleased that the management of the hospital appreciates our little contribution to them.”
He assured the management that this will not be the last time as his institution will continue to do whatever it can to assist the hospital in making sure that the Gambian public is served in the best way possible.
Speaking earlier, the Chief Medical Director, Dr. Ammar Al Jafari expressed gratitude to Humanity First, The Gambia.
He said he is not surprised as he has interacted with Humanity First on many occasions before and knows that they are always ready and willing to render assistance whenever the need arises.
He expressed the fact that this donation has come to Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department of EFSTH gives him delight as it is the heart of the institution. While he said he would like to receive members of Humanity First again and again.
Other speakers at the occasion include Dr. Abdoulie Keita, Head of the OGD, Sister Ramatoulie Bah, Matron of the Ward, Sister Haddy Lemon, Deputy Chief Matron of the hospital, and Mr. Jally Njie, the Public Relations Officer all of whom expressed delights at the presentation ceremony of the items.
The donated items were a Washing Machine, a Dryer, and a Color Printer for the Matron, worth D150,000.00 (One hundred and Fifty Thousand Dalasis).
However, Humanity First is an NGO founded in The Gambia in the year 2000 and since then has been engaged in several relief operations and sustainable human development schemes with the main aim of lifting communities out of poverty and dependency.