HEALTH FOR JARRA PROJECT
This project is aimed at improving the health and well-being of the people of Jarra by providing support to health facilities in the Gambia particularly those in Lower River Region. This project is on-going and two consignments of medical items worth tens of thousands of pounds have already been donated. The donated items include: maternity pads, sanitary pads, catheters, casts, fetal stethoscopes, Pre-eclampsia micro life blood pressure machines; BP Machines, Baby Weighing Scales, Cord Clamps, Gauzes, Desk Computers; bed sheets; beds and many other essential items.
We donate Health Facilities In Jarra
The UK Jarra Association on the 10th of August 2016, donated thousands of pounds worth of medical items to health facilities in Jarra. The items were handed over to the ministry of health and social welfare at a ceremony marking the upgrade of Soma Major Health Centre to a Regional Hospital. Present at the ceremony are the Minister for Health and Social Welfare, the Speaker of the National Assembly, the Regional Director for Health LRR, Governor LRR and many other community leaders.
UKJA RESCUES SOMA HOSPITAL
As part of the health for Jarra Projects, I am please to inform you all that work on the replacement of the ceiling fans at the labour ward of Soma Regional Hospital has been completed. replacing the eight ceiling fans in the labour and maternity ward.Special thanks and appreciation to all those who help in making this possible especially Ansumana Kinteh for assisting in coordination of the whole work on the ground.
Promote Healthy Eating In Schools
The UKJA work with schools and health officials to ensure healthy eating in schools. This will help students adopt healthy lifestyle in which we envisage them to maintain by laying down strategies in place to accommodate that. Schools have been responding to this program effectively and we are seeing improving in healthy food items sold in schools. This has not yet been rolled out to all schools in Jarra Region, however, it is active in some schools and we are thinking of expanding.
THE UK JARRA ASSOCIATION DONATES MEDICAL EQUIPMENT TO SOMA HOSPITALS
The support was recognized by many government officials around the country. It is recognized as an important step by the citizens of Jarra residing in the United Kingdom and other parts of the world. According to the Regional Health Director Mr Bassirou Minteh, this is reduce the workload on the government and the materials will serve the hospital as they were lacking. Several Medical officials also extend gratitude to the UKJA as he commended the them for this initiative. This will also pave the way for the young children in the community to follow suite.
In August 2016, the UK Jarra Association also donated worth of over $20,000.00 to three hospitals in Jarra. This has enabled those hospitals to benefit immensely from the donation. It was also noted that the Association is also putting strategies in place to be able to deal sustain development programs in assisting hospitals in Jarra and in fact, build news if the funds are available. Items that were donated to the three hospitals includes:
- Sanitary Equipment
Abba Drammeh, Health Officer in charge of the hospital, has also welcomed the initiative. This great help has arrived at the time when we are highly in need of it he added. There were times that the hospital do not have adequate beds to accommodate current number patients in its care, therefore, he continued to say that he wish the UKJA continue to get the neccesary support in its advocacy, for it to sustain this great initiative. Ansumana Kinteh, Co-ordinator for the UK Jarra Association in The Gamiba also expressed the desire that to initiate other projects to help the region.
Hon. Abdoulie Bojang – Speaker Of The National Assembly The Gambia thank the Association for its brilliant effort to support the region and urge other associations to follow their steps in order to help the government. The is a brilliant way we can take the country forward he said. He also thanked Ruth & Roy Farmers – Lymington NHS Trust Hospital for their wonderful support to the association.
UKJA IS WORKING WITH LYMINGTON HOSPITAL TO SUPPORT HEALTH FACILITIES IN JARRA REGION
Working in partnership with our great friends and supporters Ruth and Roy Farmers and Katy Lord of Lymington Hospital. They have been very supportive in helping us deliver crucial support to the health facilities in Jarra. Their support is crucial in helping us meet our health for Jarra goals and objectives.
Various medical items were donated by the hospital to UK Jarra Association for onward transmission to the various health facilities in Jarra. This is the 2nd consignment of medical items and equipment donated to the Association for the health facilities in Jarra, The Gambia.
Ruth, Roy and Katy Lord of Lymington has been very supportive, most of the things that they donated went towards the donation we made to hospitals in Jarra Region. We are extremely glad to be working with them, they made a real difference in the lives of people in Jarra which is incredible.
MEDICAL ITEMS DELIVERED
The UK Jarra Association on the 10th of August 2016, donated thousands of pounds worth of medical items to health facilities in Jarra. The items were handed over to the ministry of health and social welfare at a ceremony marking the upgrade of Soma Major Health Centre to a Regional Hospital. Present at the ceremony are the Minister for Health and Social Welfare, the Speaker of the National Assembly, the Regional Director for Health LRR, Governor LRR and many other community leaders. This is the first batch of donations under the health for Jarra Project – which is aimed at supporting the health facilities in Jarra with various medical supplies and equipment to enhance the delivery of a better healthcare to the people of the area. Our sincere thanks and appreciation to Ruth and Roy Farmers, Katy Lord of Lymington Hospital Trust and the entire management and staff of Lymington Hospital NHS Trust for their support.
Ansumana Kinteh Delivers His Speech When Handing Over Donations From UKJA
LYMINGTON HOSPITAL DONATED MEDICAL ITEMS IN 2017
The Donation From Lymington Hospital
The Lymington Hospital in Southampton has recently made another batch of donations of medical items to the United Kingdom Jarra Association. The donation was received on 4th June 2017. The items include wheel chairs, hospital trolleys, walking sticks, number of casts for fractures and many more items. The donations were received with an immense joy and the association is very delighted with this.
These items received will be used to support more hospitals in Jarra Region in The Gambia. The association will make arrangements to ship the items to The Gambia and all updates will be made available here.
The Chairman of the association also welcomes the donation and expresses that is a sign of a good working relationship with Lymington Hospital, they are making huge impacts in so many lives in Jarra.
WHAT'S NEEDED NOW
Ambulances are now needed to cover the three regions of Jarra. These ambulances will help ease mobility of the health workers, enhance their outreach programme and improve emergency response times. The implementation of this project is yet to commence. It however entails the establishment of three community pharmacies in strategic locations in Jarra to provide basic and essential drugs to poor community at subsidized prices. The initial set up of the three pharmacies is forecast ed to cost around £6,000.00 (GBP) or D342, 000.00 (GMD).
HOW CAN YOU HELP
You can help by donating cash or even materials. We will need computers as well for management purposes and patient data. Please see below to donate materials or cash. Help us tackle health problems in Jarra by providing health facilities and necessary equipment.
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