Tuesday, January 31

Impact Health the Gambia launched

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Impact Health the Gambia (IHTG), a non-profit-making organization with a tax-exempt status (50Ic3) in the United States of America, has been launched to ensure effective implementation and fulfillment of its objectives
The organisation was officially launched at an event at the Senegambia Beach Hotel in Kololi with the logo “Innovate, adapt & sustain”.

The NGO, whose primary objective is to provide essential medical supplies to public hospitals in The Gambia, also provides quality healthcare improvement consultations and facilitates training for mental health and addiction services.

The event, held on Thursday, highlighted the organisation’s initiative, which mainly focuses on helping to strengthen the Gambia healthcare system.

Speaking at the occasion, Abdou Wahab Manjang, Founder and CEO of Impact Health the Gambia, revealed that the organisation has been in the making for over a decade but came into existence last October, adding that it has been a long journey leading to the launching event.

He said they are focused on providing basic medical supplies, providing quality improvement consultation services, offering seminars for mental health and addiction services.

As part of the NGO’s current activities, he said they have partnered to provide medical supplies to the Kanifing General Hospital, the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital, Bundung Maternal and Child Hospital and the Gambia Armed Forces.

He also said they provide support and coach healthcare administrators, as well as process observation (Gambia) and small scale medical services.

He recognized and made mention of his parents’ efforts, noting that his parents raised him up to be a productive citizen. He also commended his brother, Mustapha Manjang, who also contributed to support him both morally and financially to achieve his goals.

He applauded his wife for her patience and sacrifice with support, saying that in every successful man, there must be a strong and supportive woman.

Babucarr Saine, Administrator of the Kanifing General Hospital and IHTG country representative, said the organisation exists to serve the nation and everybody, regardless of backgrounds, political affiliation or religion.

He confirmed that the organisation’s objectives are in line with those of the Ministry of Health and the general heath sector.

He asserted The Gambia’s health system has been facing a lot of challenges but the Ministry of Health and the health sector are doing a lot to improve health service delivery for improved health conditions in the nation.

For her part, Rohey Malick Lowe, Mayoress of Banjul City Council, commended the Founder and CEO of IHTG for his efforts at choosing to work with the Gambia healthcare system, while highlighting its significance likewise its challenges, which they would try overcome.

She said all countries in Africa and across the world uphold the necessity of placing healthcare at the apex of their development agenda.