Wednesday, May 8, 2013

GAMBEGA to donate medical supplies to EF Small Hospital

Adolfo Marti, Country Manager says "GAMBEGA had undertaken several community support projects" (Photo Credit: MSJoof/TNBES)

The Coca-Cola Company in The Gambia (GAMBEGA) announced on Thursday it has collaborated with MedShare “to donate another container of medical supplies worth over USD $200, 000” to the Edward Francis Small Hospital in Banjul.

Details about the donation, which is the third of its kind, was revealed to journalists during a May 2, 2013 reception held at the Coco Ocean hotel – meant to recognise the company’s partnership with the local media and to discuss how to strength that relationship.

Adolfo Marti, Country Manager of GAMBEGA said: “In addition to the donation of medical containers, GAMBEGA had undertaken several community support projects including renovation of the emergency of the Francis Small Hospital in 2010.”

He said GAMBEGA is currently supporting the Fanta Science and Mathematics Competition for Senior Secondary Schools in The Gambia, and the construction of the first Waste Water Treatment Plant in the country.

Ama Bawuah, Public Affairs Communication (PAC) Manager Equatorial Africa Coca-Cola Company, said the company is committed to sustainable support to communities within which it operates.

Ms Ama Bawuah speaking (photo Credit MSJoof/TNBES)
“We recognise that the physical and economic health of and well being of these communities and the success of our business are inextricably linked,” Ms Bawuah said.

Sergio Codonyer, PAC Director Equatorial Africa Coca-Cola Bottling Company (ECCBC), said noted that the 40-foot container will arrive in Banjul within three months of the order.

He said Coco-Cola has already the process of selecting the required medical supplies with officials of the EF Small Hospital.

Alhagie Sanyang, Director of Public Health West Coast Region said The Gambia Government is committed to improve health service delivery.

He said the Coco-Cola company is not only contributing to the development of the health sector of the country, but, also to national development. “Health is not everything, but there is nothing without health,” he said.

Written by Modou S. Joof
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