Hospiten group helps saves lives in the Gambia
The Hospiten Group has donated diverse medical material to the pediatric hospital of Banjul in the Gambia, through a collaboration with the NGO Solidarios Canarios, an association charged since 2015 with promoting human rights and social equality in this African country.
The instruments donated specifically by the Hospiten Sur and Hospiten Bellevue centres are several incubators, thermal cradles, transport cradles, an ultrasound scann-er, two stretchers and five respirators, among other materials, which were transported by boat to the Gambia from Santa Cruz.
The presentation was attended by the manager of Hospiten Sur, Rafael Martínez; the Medical Director, Dr. Tomás Febles; and the director of Nursing, María López-Salazar, as well as one of the heads of the Association, Aytami Garabote, who thanked the gesture and clarified that “this donation will bring life to a country that does not have resources, so it will save many lives in such a sensitive collective as the child population.”
For his part, Rafael Martínez valued the praiseworthy work carried out in an altruistic and voluntary way by this Canarian association for promoting solidarity in areas punished where any type of collaboration is an unquestionable aid.
Among the projects of Solidarity Canaries highlights the construction of a kin-dergarten in the village of Jalo Koto with 92 students, in addition to using the centew to teach English to women in the area. For this work to promote solidarity and volunteerism, he has received awards such as the Froilán Hernández González Solidarity Award from Granadilla de Abona council and the Second Canarian Government Award for the Canary Islands.
This collaboration is part of the corporate social res-ponsibility policy that the Hospiten Group is continuously applying and with which it intends to collaborate with society and improve the quality of life of the most sensitive groups.