Eight hospitals get linen blankets from the Pipeline Mosque Foundation
The Pipeline Mosque Foundation has sent 700 sets of brand-new bed linens to the eight largest hospitals in the nation, continuing a tradition that started a few years ago. The donations came from a well-known Gambian businessman, Ahman Ghanim Diab of Emporium, who also sent the Kanifing General Hospital a check...Read more
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...Read more
Study in Gambia recommends the establishment of electronic mortality surveillance system
A joint study was conducted by the Health Research Directorate under the aegis of the Ministry of health with the collaboration of UK public Health and the Council for Medical Research has issued a strong recommendation that there needs to be an establishment of electronic civil registration and vital...Read more
Faji Kunda Health Center holds its 11th annual data and awards presentation
Last Thursday, the Faji Kunda Major Health Center held its 11th annual awards and data presentation at a ceremony at the center. The officials used the occasion to recognize the efforts of deserving staff members who have made significant inroads in their respective specialties. In a similar manner, the data...Read more
Gambia bans insecticide named Sniper after claims that it is used to smoke fish.
Gambia’s Dangerous Chemicals & Pesticides Regulation and Management Board have banned the import, distribution, and sale of the pesticide known as Sniper having immediate effect. The choice affects importation, storage, distribution, sales, and use. The decision comes after a popular clip on Whatsapp claimed the chemical was used to smoke fish. The...Read more
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...Read more
Gambian health official speaks out against tobacco consumption
Tobacco use among school pupils aged 12 to 20 is frightening, according to a senior program officer under the Directorate for Health Promotion & Education of the Ministry of Health. The Ministry remains resolute in enforcing and applying the 2016 Tobacco Control Act (TCA). Following a mass arrest of 42...Read more
NGO gives Gambia 16,000 pairs of surgical gloves for use in health institutions.
Roots Health Services, which is a U.S.-based NGO, donated 16,000 surgical gloves for 13 health institutions in The Gambia. The non-latex and latex and 100 cartons of other medical equipment are valued roughly US$125000 (D6 million dollars). Sunday’s event took place at(BMCHH)., the Bundung Maternity hospital. Mamady Cham, CEO of BMCHH, welcomed the team...Read more
Тhe government is prosecuting a person with false treatment for HIV
The government of Gambia will charge and bring charges ex – president Yahya Jammeh and Dr Tamsir Mbowe with killing for knowingly and deliberately leading to the death of People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) who were forced to join in the sham PATP and disadvantaged of life-saving treatment, according...Read more
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,...Read more