By Ragan M. Conteh
As she gains pleasure in humanitarian gestures, Madam Tina Davies OBE has on Wednesday 3rd March 2021 donated assorted drugs and kids’ packages to the Aberdeen Seacoach Health Center. This came after she has donated some pain medication hampers worth more than £3,000 at the Palliative Care of the Oncology Department of Connaught Hospital on Friday 4th December, 2020.
According to Madam Davies, she was inspired to donate the following items: baby soap, baby towel, nappy, vaseline, Johnson baby powder, deodorant, maternity sanitary pad, adult soap and face mask- to improve on the mother and baby hygiene in post delivery circumstances, and an incentive for mothers who give birth at a health facility to ensure safe delivery, instead of being delivered at home, or with traditional Birth Attendants.
She added that these packages will, as a way of incentive, encourage other pregnant women and lactating mothers to visit the clinic for proper medical inspections. She concluded by acknowledging her friend, Becky Kasprick, for shipping stuff to Sierra Leone from Canada.
Mr. Abdulai K. Kamara, the CHO in charge of the health center, expressed thanks and appreciation to Madam Tina Davies OBE as the huge boost to the health center was timely. “This is the first donation we have received in such magnitude, especially from a private individual who we all appreciate. We also encourage other people to do same or more,” he appealed.
Hawa Bangura, a lactating mother, consumed by joy and hope, expressed her thanks and appreciation to Madam Davies. According to her, she has never received a package like this, in most of the clinics and hospitals she has attended- especially so when she is a first-time mother.
Nancy Mustapha, a pregnant woman, also thanked Madam Davies for her good humanitarian gesture, and further commented that it takes a few people to think of others and not to talk of the less privileged.
“This will now prevent me from buying the same things as most of the things we needed for labor are included on this package,” she said.
Madam Tina Davies supports Seacoach Express who funded, built and donated the Health Centre to the people of Aberdeen and the Government of Sierra Leone.