Gambia:At the National Assembly - Medical & Dental Council Submit Report to Select Committee On Health
[Foroyaa] Gambia Medical and Dental Council (GMDC) on Wednesday July 11th presented their additional activity report before the National Assembly Select Committee on Health. The Select Committee after having a close scrutiny of the council's main activity report realised there were some specific areas of concern particularly, the legal framework of the council. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Faraba Banta Protest Victim Requests for Overseas Treatment.
[Foroyaa] Bubacarr Drammeh, a resident of Faraba Banta and one of the victims who were shot live bullets by the PIU, has told this papers that he needs urgent overseas treatment, in fear of his life, if he continues to be admitted at the RVTH. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:FSQA Disposes Off Rotten Eggs
[Foroyaa] The Food Safety and Quality Authority (FSQA) has announced that it has on Thursday, 5th July, 2018 successfully disposed off 640 boxes of confiscated eggs that were found to be unfit and unsafe for human consumption. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Cuban Medical Team Holds Sixteenth Scientific Meeting
[Foroyaa] The Cuban Medical Team, held their sixteenth Scientific Meeting in Banjul on 30th June 2018 at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital. The Head of Department, Basic Science UTG, Rebecca Lahera Cabrates, welcomed their collaborators and Gambian brothers and colleagues, who their share jobs with. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:'No Evidence of Contaminated Rice in the Gambia'
[Foroyaa] The Food Safety and Quality Authority (FSQA), is dismayed by the widespread speculations about the presence of contaminated 'dana rice' in the country, and wishes to dismiss the rumors as false. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Training Workshop On Truth Commission Reporting
[Foroyaa] The Government of The Gambia and the Ministry of Justice, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme, held a day long Training Workshop for members of the Media Fraternity on Wednesday June 20th 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:NA Select Committee On Health Present Preliminary Report
[Foroyaa] Barely two weeks after their visit to the health facilities, the National Assembly Select Committee (NASC) on Health, has prepared and presented its preliminary report on the status of the health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Medical Councils Present Reports
[Foroyaa] The Medical and Dental Councils together with the Pharmacy and Medical Control Agency and the Nursing and Midwives Council, yesterday June 12th, presented their respective reports to the National Assembly Select Committee on Health, at the Legislative House in Banjul. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:NA Health Committee Conducted Two-Day Visits
[Foroyaa] The National Assembly Select Committee on Health have conducted a two-day visit to the health facility and disaster hot spots. The visit aimed to equip the committee with firsthand information on the activities, successes and challenges facing the country's health sector, starting with the Department of Social Welfare on day one. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:FSQA Confiscates Contaminated Eggs
[Foroyaa] The Food Safety and Quality Authority has announced, in its press release yesterday, that it has retained and confiscated a container carrying rotten eggs at a warehouse. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:CPA Engages NA Health Committee On Child Rights Issues
[Foroyaa] Members of the National Assembly Select Committee on Health, Women and Children were on 23 - 24 May, 2018 engaged in an advocacy meeting by the Child Protection Alliance (CPA) on Child Rights and Law Review Relating to the Physical and Humiliating Punishment on Children in The Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Border Surveillance in Place for Ebola Preparedness, Protection
[Foroyaa] The Gambia's Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Health Ministry Janko Jimbara, said there is border surveillance for the country for Ebola preparedness and protection, as the epidemic resurfaces in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Victims of Fake AIDS Treatment Sue Gambia's Ex-ruler Victims of Fake AIDS Treatment Sue Gambia's Ex-ruler
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Gambia:Victims of Fake Aids Treatment Sue Gambia's Ex-Ruler
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -"I knew that one day the real story would be told." (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambians file suit against ex-leader over alleged HIV 'cure'
Gambians file suit against ex-leader Jammeh over alleged HIV 'cure,' saying they suffered (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Gambia:GNMC Warns Against Unauthorised Operation
[Foroyaa] The Gambia Nurses and Midwives Council (NMC), has issued a stern warning to unauthorised Schools of Nursing operating in the country, using unauthorised titles of nursing and nurses, for their products. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:NGOs Commence Capacity Building Training for NAFF
[Foroyaa] The National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) in collaboration with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and United Purpose (UP), have commenced a two day capacity building workshop for the members of the National Alliance for Food Fortification( NAFF), at a local hotel in Senegambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Malnutrition Should Be Collectively Combated
[The Point] Fighting malnutrition is serious business and requires collaborative efforts to ensure a world malnutrition free. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:A Legacy of Lies - Seeking Justice for Jammeh's Bogus Aids Cure
[Bhekisisa] The victims of Gambia's former dictator's bogus cure are now seeking justice. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Anti-Tobacco Campaigners Sensitise Youth Groups On the Law
[Foroyaa] The anti-tobacco campaign group RAID the Gambia, recently organized a day's convergence for youth organisations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Foul Odour Emanates From Kotu Aqua Sanitary Field Kotu, Manjai Residents Complain
[Foroyaa] The residents of Kotu and environ, have complained of the terrible odour that emanates from the Sanitary field in the swamps near the hotel area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:NA Health Committee Holds Public Hearing On Mental Health
[Foroyaa] A public hearing under the aegis of the National Assembly Select Committee on Health involving stakeholders, was held on Thursday 5 April 2018, at the Faji Kunda Health Centre, to discuss the issue of Mental Health in the Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambian refugee, 14, develops a deadly condition after 'squatting for 3 days'
The 14-year-old made the perilous journey across the sea - which has killed up to 15,000 in the past four years - with 943 others in search of a better life. He eventually reached Sicily. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gambia:Doctors May Soon Return to Work
[Foroyaa] The Gambia Resident Doctors may soon return to work if their demands are met. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Doctors' Strike Founded On Real Issues
[Foroyaa] On the surface, the doctors' strike seems to be centred around remarks made by the health minister but when the wound is opened it becomes apparent that the doctors have real concerns and that the minister's remarks simply acted as a spark. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Health Minister Apologises to Doctors
[Foroyaa] The Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Saffie Lowe-Ceesay has finally apologised for comments she made about doctors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Gambia Surpasses Global Target On TB Treatment
[Foroyaa] The Information Minister Mr. Demba Ali Jawo, has confirmed that The Gambia has already surpassed the globally set target of 85% treatment success of tuberculosis (TB). Jawo made these responses on the 7th of March 2018, as he faced members of the media at his office in Kanifing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia:Gard Calls for Health Minister's Resignation
[Foroyaa] The Gambia Association of Resident Doctors (GARD) have reacted to the statements made by the Minister of Health and Social Welfare Mrs. Saffie Lowe Ceesay and published on Standard Newspaper. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rift Valley fever – Gambia
On 3 January 2018, the Ministry of Health (MoH), Senegal notified WHO of a case of Rift Valley fever, a 52-year-old Korean man who was a resident of Gambia. The case was reported from a hospital in Dakar. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Gambia:Medical Students Raise Concerns
[Foroyaa] The students of the University of the Gambia School of Medicine have raise concern and complained bitterly about the situation they are faced with at the country's highest Institution of learning. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Sharab Medical Center Receives Grant
[Foroyaa] Mr. Daisuke Enomoto, Second Secretary of the Japanese Embassy in The Gambia, on Tuesday 13th February 2018, presided over a signing ceremony dedicated for a grant for the execution of a project to supplying medical equipment to Sharab Medical Center . (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Gambia's Award of Excellence in Malaria Control
[Foroyaa] Joy Phumaphi, Executive Secretary of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance on Thursday 1st February 2018, in an interview with Foroyaa, said the African Leaders Malaria Alliance has given awards to six African countries including the Gambia for the sharp decline registered in malaria cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia:2nd International Forum On FGM/C Begins
[Foroyaa] The Wassu Foundation and its research center Wassu Gambia Kafo (WGK), have organized the II International Forum on FGM/C in The Gambia under the theme: Exploring Strategies and Good Practices - From Local to Global - Evidence Into Action. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Ageing Gambians Race for Justice Over Ex-Leader's Fake Aids Cure
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Banjul -The president had found a cure for AIDS. That was the news that reached Ousman Sowe, the head of a Gambian AIDS support network, one day in 2007. He was overjoyed. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Aging Gambians Race for Justice Over Ex-leader's Fake AIDS Cure Aging Gambians Race for Justice Over Ex-leader's Fake AIDS Cure
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Deadly experiment
Lamin Ceesay was lucky to survive when the Gambian president took away his drugs and tried to cure him with a paste of herbs. An unknown number died. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gambia:'Tanka Tanka' Receive Medication, Printing Materials
[Foroyaa] 'Tanka Tanka' Psychiatric Hospital, the only psychiatric referral hospital in the country, recently received medication and printing materials worth D15, 000. The items were donated by 'No Health without Mental Health' organization. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:'Health Facilities Must Be Equipped With Drugs' - Wuli West Nam
[Foroyaa] The National Assembly Member for Wuli West, Hon. Sidia Jatta has said that health facilities must be equipped with drugs to enable patients get treatment and be cured. The Wuli West NAM was speaking yesterday while adding his voice to the debate on the report of the National Assembly Select Committee on Health, after their tour of some of the health facilities within the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:'Former Government Deposited Monthly Subvention to JFT Hospital' GT Bank MD
[Foroyaa] Mr. Ayodele Bolaji, Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank, yesterday revealed to the 'Janneh' Commission that the former government used to deposit money in one of the Jammeh Foundation for Peace Hospital accounts on a monthly basis, as subvention for the hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:The State of Our Hospitals
[Foroyaa] As we move towards the first anniversary of the inauguration of President Barron, it is important to take stock of the state of our hospitals in the country. Generally, investigation has revealed that there is shortage of drugs and qualified personnel in our health facilities. It is therefore important to prepare and address these problems in order to upgrade the quality of life of our people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Poetic X Engages in Blood Donation
[Foroyaa] The Poetic X, a musical rap group has associated itself to the call to donate blood by persuading many people to donate blood in their large numbers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Na Select Committee On Health Visits Farafeni Hospital, Essau Major Health Center
[The Point] The National Assembly select committee on health on Tuesday visited Farafeni General Hospital as part of the countrywide tour of visiting hospitals and health facilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:NA Health Committee Resumes Visit
[Foroyaa] The National Assembly Health Committee as part of its ongoing tour of health facilities, visited Farafenni General Hospital. The CEO of the hospital, Wandifa Samateh, highlighted the inadequate human resources, bio medical equipment, drugs and medical supplies, health specialists and subventions inter alia, as his facility's major constraint. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Friendship Zone, DLEA Sensitises On Illicit Drugs
[Foroyaa] The Friendship Zone Association and the Drug Law Enforcement Agency (DLEA) have held a day long sensitisation campaign on the dangers of illicit drugs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:'Accessible, Affordable, Quality Health Service Delivery Are Our Priority'-Hon. Sillah
[Foroyaa] Hon. Ousman Sillah, Member for Banjul North and Chairperson of the National Assembly Select Committee on Health, said accessible, affordable and quality health service delivery are their main priorities. He made these remarks during his committee's visit to health facilities, starting with the Bundung Hospital, on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:76 Patients Undergo Cataract Operations At Karantaba
[The Point] At least 76 people have been offered a free operation with cataract at Kiang Karantaba Health Center, thanks to the partnership between Wanja Development Organisation (WDO) and the JALI Experience - a non-profitable organisation based in Sweden. The operation exercise attracted patients from within the catchment areas of the health center. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:NA Health Committee Engages Ministry
[Foroyaa] The National Assembly Select Committee on Health, as part of their nationwide tour of the health facilities, engaged the Ministry of Health to make presentation on the national health policy, strategic plans and detail report on the status of the public health delivery system countrywide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Women and Malnutrition in Africa
In conclusion, it is arguable that there are improved impacts on nutrition if agricultural interventions are targeted to women and when specific work is done around women’s empowerment (for example, through behaviour change communication), mediated through women’s time use, women’s own health and nutrition status, and women’s access to and control over resources as well as intrahousehold decision-making power. That this may be dismissed out of hand is not unlikely either, given the persistence of male dominance.The post Women and Malnutrition in Africa appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source:...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Raghav Gaiha and Vani Kulkarni Tags: Africa Aid Climate Change Food & Agriculture Gender Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Child supervision and burn outcome among admitted patients at major trauma hospitals in the Gambia - Sanyang E, Peek-Asa C, Young T, Fuortes L.
Burn-related injuries are a significant burden in children, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where more than 90% of burn-related pediatric deaths occur. Lack of adult supervision of children is a major risk for pediatric burn injur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Gambia:3 Syrian Doctors Resident At AU Villa Fly Home
[Foroyaa] Three International doctors from Syria, have flown back to their country few weeks ago. This information was disclosed to this medium by their fellow Syrian doctor who preferred anonymity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news