Junkung Jammeh Hospital host cross border meeting

Friday, December 5, 2008
Integration and consultation between border countries is a core prerequisite to measure effective and amicable coexistence between peoples.

The result of this is the peace, without which it becomes hard for them to have love for one another. Conscious of the developments attached to the prevailing of peace among boarder countries, Concern Universal in collaboration with Saint Joseph’s Family Farm Centre recently organised a day stakeholder cross border consultative meeting on health at the Sulayman Junkung Jammeh Hospital in Bwiam, Foni.

The meeting, which was the first of its kind in the area, brought together participants from the Gambia and the Senegalese region of Casamance. Kebba Badjie, Chief Executive Officer of Sulayman Junkung Jammeh Hospital emphasised that the was an importance step for unity.  He added that it is also a dream that should be cherished and enhanced by all stakeholders.

CEO Badjie further told participants that health is an important aspect in human life in the fulfilment of their national duties. He underscored that the ignorance infections, such a Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’S) is a mean that lead to the transmission or contamination of HIV.

To combat the spread of HIV, according to the words of CEO Badjie, people must have access to resource, capacity enhancement as well as multilateral collaboration, while behaviours are changed for good.

The UNDP HIV project coordinator, Kebba Gibba said cross border collaboration is an infinitive requirement for stability between bordering countries. He expressed hope that at the end of the meeting, participants will be exposed to preventive measures to apply in curbing some of the health issues within them.

Author: by Amadou Jallow