Ebo Town - Health in the Community
Currently there are no health facilities in Ebo Town, however the charity has set up funding, thanks to a donation, that allows us to send children to get treatment when it is needed. Two family health care nurses from Manchester will be visiting Ebo Town in April 2016 to research the needs of the community and help teach basic health care requirements and check the current needs.
This is one of the poorest communities in The Gambia, which during the wet season tends to flood and with the flooding comes the exposure to diseases like cholera and maleria.
We are currently looking for somebody who would like a project in setting up a small clinic in this community. We can offer a room which will be attached to our new school build.
One little boy had to have 9 teeth removed costing £25. Thanks to a Trustee of the UK Committee who generously supplied the funds to pay for his treatment. Another boy with sores on his mouth and head, came to school with an extremely high temperature and was terribly sick. His mother had no funds to get him treated. We supported the family, and a kind sponsor came forward and paid for his treatment and diagnosis. It only cost £12.50 for blood tests, antibiotics, cortisone cream and pain killers.
Princess Royal Hospital in Telford, Shropshire are kindly donating expired goods for us to ship out to the community. What can't be used will be given to the local health clinic or hospital. If you want to help in this field with your expertise, or would like to donate towards the health fund, so that finances are available to look after any needs that occur.
UNICEF Visit: On receiving a fully licensed school registered within Gambia, UNICEF came and vaccinated all the children in the Ebo Town nursery school against Measles and Rubella.