18 May 2008


Report on Community Health Nursing in Mansa Konko LRR

Hello to all members and well wishers of PAGEANT from Lamin Kebbeh.
Allow me to to express my profound gratitude to Pippa & Ian and Joelle Rowthorn and all members of PAGEANT who contribute in one way or the other in making Gambian education a success by sponsoring stundents from all levels Primary, Junior, senior secondary schools,University of the Gambia and other tertiary institutions like G.T.T.I, M.D.I and G.T.M.I just to name a few.
I am now on a study programme for Enrolled Community Health Nurses, located at a relatively small community in the Kings Hill - Mansa Konko Lower River Region which is about 81.5 kilometres away from Banjul. Temperature ranges from 38 - 39°C daily. It is about 30 metres from the Mansa Konko Police Station and approximately 1.5 km from Soma main market, which are to the north and south respectively. The school is within an area of 80x98 metres, with three building blocks sparsely located out side, while sharing the south fence with the Regional Health Management Team(RHMT). It was founded on 15 May 1977.
The few trees and flowers within the school represent the vegetation cover. These are well arranged and with a few scattered stones are inevitably seen upon reaching the school. Within this are three building blocks which are the offices of the principal, other teaching staff and auxiliaries.
The school has always been headed by a principal and jointly administered by teaching staff, suported by and supervised by the central level of the Department of State Health(DOSH).

This report has been sent to us from Lamin Kebbeh - he has had trouble with entering his post to the blog and so I am doing it for him. Many thanks, Lamin - I hope I have posted it as you wish.

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