African Development Bank uses funding to strengthen health systems to deal with possible pandemics like COVID-19

Since 2020, the Covid-19 Multi Nation Disaster Response Program has enhanced Gambia’s health system. Important health infrastructure has been built to handle any coronavirus infections and communicable disease epidemics in this West African country. The funding of 14.1million USD was split into two $7.05 million loans from the Growth Fund of Africa and the...

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NGO Tostan gets praise for its efforts in health sector from the Gambian Minister of Children, Gender and Social Welfare. 

Tostan International has been praised by the minister of Children, Gender, and Social Welfare, Fatou Kinteh. “The grassroots NGOs working in Central and Upper River Regions are greatly assisting the government in realising the country’s Development Priorities,” claims The Gambia (NDP) In her opening remarks at a full-day meeting of key stakeholders...

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Left to the arbitrariness of fate

People in Malick Nana, North Bank Region of The Gambia, Upper Nuimi District, have appealed to the Gambia’s government for assistance with social amenities, particularly a health facility, as they face numerous challenges in accessing health facilities, particularly for women who have been dying during childbirth. Sarjo Jaw, a mother,...

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