Project Gambia pride ourselves in adapting our support depending on the needs of those who need it. In 2020, the impact of COVID-19 is high across the World - but particularly in Developing Countries like The Gambia, where the capacity of Healthcare Systems is low.
We were delighted, therefore, to be in a position to deliver life-saving medical equipment to The Gambia at the height of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Particularly, to the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul and a Community Hospital in the Brikama Region. This is in addition to smaller levels of Medical Supplies which we have previously delivered to The Gambia (such as Hearing Aids and Audiology Equipment).
Our latest donation was made possible thanks to Maimuna Drammeh, a Nurse working in Scotland. At the height of the Pandemic, she contacted NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde as well as Med Aid for help - and their response was phenomenal. NHS GGC donated life-saving defibrillators and Suction Units for emergency crisis situations and Med-Aid donated medical equipment vital for providing good quality care to the people of Brikama.
Paul Lafferty participated in the Great North Run in September of 2020. Part of the funds he raised funded to ship this medical equipment out to our brothers and sisters in Africa.
For the past number of years, we have worked with partners both in the UK and in The Gambia to deliver First-Aid Equipment to Clinics, Hospitals and Schools in The Gambia. We have worked closely with FirstAid4Gambia to facilitate this, a Scottish Charity working to deliver First-Aid Equipment to Schools and Clinics in The Gambia, and to train the Staff there to use them effectively.
Part of their work has been with St. John's School for the Deaf, making sure that the School has adequate First-Aid supplies and that the teachers have adequate training. They plan to work with St. Patrick's and St. Joseph's Schools in the near future too.
If you would like to donate any Medical or First-Aid Supplies to Project Gambia, please get in touch via our Contact Page, or using the details at the bottom of this page!