Sintet Health Centre
Sintet is a rural farming village located in Western Gambia
on the Senegalese border, 140km from Gambia’s capital city Banjul.
Sintet Health Centre serves the community here as the nearest hospital is 35km away which makes it inaccessible for many. The health centre provides antenatal and postnatal care, an immunisation programme, child health services, and family planning. Working in very basic conditions with few resources, midwives can deliver up to 30 babies a month. Project Gambia has, over the last few years supported the health centre by providing medical supplies and replacing the leaking roof of the antenatal and delivery ward. In addition to this the provision of hundreds of ‘baby packs’ for all new babies born at the health centre has seen the reduction in home deliveries and as a result has reduced the infant mortality rate.
This project has now been extended to the health centre at Janjanbureh, a town located in the Central River Region of The Gambia. Many communities here live off grid and in extremely basic conditions.
How can we help?
babygrows, vests, socks, nappies, wet wipes, booties, blankets, sleep suits, baby clothes, hats, muslin cloths.