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Hospiten donates medical material to Banjul pediatric hospital in the Gambia

Posted on 20-02-2019

The Hospiten Group has donated varied medical material to the pediatric hospital of Banjul in the Gambia, in cooperation with the NGO Solidarios Canarios, an association charged since 2015 with promoting human rights and social equality in this African country.

The instruments donated by the Hospiten Sur and Hospiten Bellevue centers are several incubators, thermal cots, transport cots, an ultrasound scanner, two stretchers and five respirators, among other materials, which will be transported by ship to the Gambia and will set off from the port of the capital city of Tenerife next Friday, February 22.

The General Manager of Hospiten Sur, Rafael Martinez and the Medical Director, Dr. Tomas Febles were present at the delivery of the material, as were the Director of Nursing, Maria Lopez-Salazar, and one of the heads of the Association, Aytami Garabote, who thanked the gesture and said that "this donation will bring life to a country without resources, so it will save many lives in such a vulnerable sector of society as is the child population".

For his part, Rafael Martinez expressed his admiration for the praiseworthy work carried out in an altruistic, voluntary way by this Canary association to promote solidarity in deprived areas where any type of collaboration is of unquestionable help.

Among the projects of Solidarios Canarios is the construction of a kindergarten in the village of Jalo Koto with 92 pupils stands out, in addition to using the center to teach English to women in the area. For their work promoting solidarity and volunteerism, the association has received awards like the Froilan Hernandez Gonzalez Solidarity Award from the Granadilla de Abona Town Council and was runner-up for the Canary Government’s Canary Youth Award.

This collaboration is part of the corporate social responsibility policy that the Hospiten Group regularly applies and with which it intends to cooperate with society and improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable groups.