Update Jinack Community Clinic July 2009

It is once again time for an update about the activities on Jinack, The Gambia. This update is especially directed towards the sponsors of the project and everyone who is concerned with the benefit of Jinack.

‘Mission accomplished’

The clinic has opened! After the final work inside the building had been done the clinic was opened for patients on Friday 3 July 2009, which resulted in 112 patients in four days time, one urgent hospitalization and the birth of a baby. A clear indication of the urgency of the clinic in this area, and a reason to be proud for everybody who made this possible by donating money or material!

Photograph: patients waiting at the clinic

The official inauguration of the clinic will take place in the second or third week of October 2009. There will be music, dance, food and drinks, the Permanent Secretary of State for Health and a few thousand visitors present. This may be a good opportunity for sponsors who want to visit the project!

The building is fully equipped and everything is ready for use.

De kraamkamer
The delivery room

De dokterskamer
The doctors practice

De apotheek
The pharmacy

De toiletgroep
The lavatories

De vrouw en kinderenzaal
The women and children ward

Watch the movie of the clinic below:


Staffing of the clinic

The full staff of the clinic have started their duties.

Foto: de volledige staff van de Jinack Community Clinic
Photograph: the full staff of the Jinack Community Clinic

From left to right:

Sana Keita, Senior Nurse

Sana Sonko, Assistant Nurse

Nafi Manneh, Cleaner

Aminata Jammeh, Cleaner

Omar Danso, Qualified Nurse

Karamo Jammeh, Orderly/Cleaner

Salifu Janneh, Ambulance Driver/ Orderly


2BaB Foundation is proud to have accomplished its first target; with the earlier delivery of an ambulance and the construction of a clinic on the island Jinack, local health care has been achieved.

Another success was accomplished thanks to our recurrent visits to a range of Departments and other institutions: government funding was made available to build ten public toilets on Jinack and the construction has already begun. Another step forwards to improved living conditions!

2BaB Foundation does not just commit itself to the United Nation´s Millennium Development Goals (http://mdgs.un.org/), we want to be active in the realization of all eight goals. Besides health care and education, projects aimed at the achievement of the other goals will be developed. The first preparations for these coming projects have already been made: rice seed has been purchased and land for growing maize crops has been appointed. Also, a project for poultry farming is being prepared. Of course we will regularly update you about all new developments.

Only the realization of the Millennium Goals will significantly improve the living standards on Jinack.

“This project is conducted in cooperation with the National Committee for International Cooperation and Sustainable Development.”