Social and cultural factors perpetuating early marriage in rural Gambia: an exploratory mixed methods study - Lowe M, Joof M, Rojas BM.
Background: Over the last two decades, early marriage in the Gambia declined significantly (from 58% to 30%). Yet evidence indicates that nearly 8.6% of marriages in the Gambia involved girls younger than 15, and 46.5% of marriages are with girls ag... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Gambia: Labouring Farmers Show Why Premature Births May Boom in a Warmer World
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Jali -As climate change brings more heat extremes, researchers are tracking the risks facing Gambia's pregnant farmers and their babies (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 8, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

' Fragile' Africa Prepares for High Risk of Coronavirus Spread'Fragile' Africa Prepares for High Risk of Coronavirus Spread
An isolation ward stands ready at a hospital in Khartoum, Sudan. Laboratories in Senegal and Madagascar have the testing equipment they need. Passengers arriving at airports in Gambia, Cameroon and Guinea are being screened for fever and other viral symptoms.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Gambia: Better Pay Would End Female Genital Mutilation - Survivor
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Jaha Dukureh has taken her fight against FGM across Africa and the U.S., where she was sent at 15 to a marry a man she'd never met (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Why Ending FGM Is 'Actually Not Hard', Says Activist Jaha Dukureh
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Jaha  Dukureh and her organisation Safe Hands for Girls have set themselves a date to end a war that has been going on for 15 years - ending female genital mutilation (FGM). Dukureh was born in The Gambia, survived FGM when she was just a week old, and was forced to marry a man many years her senior whe n she was only 15 years old.Years later, living in the U.S. with her new family, she decided to end the practice that became a cultural norm. She started handing out pamphlets against FGM, and when the c (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Cado Extends Benevolence to 6 Hospitals
[The Point] The Catholic Development Office (CaDO), a non-profit organisation over the weekend donated medical equipment to St. Lazarus clinic, Bansang, Bundung, Edward Francis, Farafenni and Kanifing General hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: No Gambian Infected With Coronavirus - Charge d' Affaires
[The Point] The Charge d' Affaires ad interim of The Gambia Embassy in Beijing, China, Ms. Fatou Kinneh Jobe says the Embassy of the Republic of The Gambia in Beijing, China was closely monitoring the situation of the outbreak of the Coronavirus in China, but no Gambian so far has been infected. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Malnutrition Greatly Affecting Gambia's Economy
[The Exchange] Gambia's economy is losing $83 million a year due to the effects of child undernutrition, according to a new study released in Banjul yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: FSQA Board Chairman Says Management Dismissed Staff
[Foroyaa] The board chairperson of the Food Safety and Quality Authority (FSQA), has on Tuesday said they were not consulted by the management of his institution in the suspensions and dismissals of their staff. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Food Safety - 7 Staffs Sacked for Petitioning DG Jallow
[The Point] At least seven staffs of the Food Safety and Quality Authority (FSQA) were Friday fired by the director general Zainab Jallow for filing a petition against her. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Cabinet Discusses Revitalisation of Cooperatives, Regulation of Veterinary Services
[Foroyaa] President Adama barrow on Thursday 16th January 2020 presided over the second cabinet Session of 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: IFRC Signs Status Agreement With Govt
[The Point] The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) on Tuesday signed a Status Agreement with the government of The Gambia through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Risk factors for injuries from physical violence in african women in the Gambia - Yu WY, Bass P, Sanyang E, Lin MR.
BACKGROUND: Physical violence against women is a major public health problem in African countries; however, no studies have focused on factors associated with violent injuries to women in Africa. OBJECTIVES: A matched case-control study was conduct... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Gambia: Fish in the Market With Strange Taste
[Foroyaa] Report has been received of families finding it difficult to eat a particular brand of fried fish due to a strange taste which stings the tongue once a person starts chewing. They have been advised to stop eating the fish and bring samples to Foroyaa for onward transmission to the NEA and those responsible for food safety. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia, Cuba Renew Health Cooperation Agreement
[Foroyaa] The Republic of the Gambia and Cuba have on Wednesday January 8th 2020, at the Health Ministry in Banjul renewed the Health Cooperation Agreement between the two countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia and Cuba Renew Health Cooperation Agreement
[The Point] Banjul -The Gambia and Cuba renewed in this capital the Agreement on Cooperation in the field of Health that both countries have maintained for several decades, and through which doctors and medical staff of the Greater Antilles provide medical care to the people of this nation of West Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Govt to Build New Health Facility in Njau
[The Point] Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh, the minister of Health has revealed that the Upper Saloum settlement of Njau will have a new Health Centre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Health Minister Visits Deplorable Health Posts
[The Point] Health and Social Welfare Minister Dr. Ahmad Lamin Samateh has over the weekend visited five dilapidated health posts in North Bank Region (NBR) and Central River Region (CRR), in a bid to fulfil President Adama Barrow's Meet the People's Tour promises to improve the health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Health Ministry Gives Out 2 Ambulances
[The Point] Dr. Ahmad Lamin Samateh, the minister of Health over the weekend handed two ambulances to the communities of Nema Kunka in Upper Nuimi and Njau Sawalo in Upper Saloum. He also promised to build five more health centers in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Sunny Oil Factory in Mandinari Directed to Comply
[Foroyaa] Sunny Oil Factory in Mandinari has been directed to comply with conditions of production that will not harm the health of residents of nearby Mandinari. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Health Promotion Director Calls for Health in Sectoral Policies
[The Point] Modou Njie, the director of Health Promotion over the weekend emphasised that all sectors should consider health in the implementation of policies and strategies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 31, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: TRRC to Focus On Jammeh's HIV/Aids Treatment, Others
[The Point] Baba Galleh Jallow, the executive secretary of the TRRC on Friday disclosed at a press briefing, that the 11th session of public hearings will focus on former President Yahya Jammeh's Alternative Treatment Programme in which the rights of several patients were violated. He added that the hearings will start on 20 January, 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Arambia Foundation Donate to Hospitals
[The Point] As part of it's commitment to complement government effort in Gambia's health sector, Arambia Foundation, a non-charitable organization based in Spain recently donated 58 hospital beds, mattresses, laboratory materials and a host of other needed materials worth over 2.4 million dalasi to for healthcare centers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Four Jammeh Victims Leave Banjul for Turkey Today for Treatment
[Foroyaa] Four Gambian victims of human rights violations under the regime of ex-president Yahya Jammeh will today leave The Gambia for Turkey for treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Gambian Delegation Understudies Nursing, Midwifery Council
[Ghanaian Times] In a bid to restructure and improve nursing and midwifery practice in The Gambia, a two-member delegation from the country has visited the Nursing and Midwifery Council (N&MC) to understudy their activities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: 'Brain Drain, Lack of Facilities Undermines Health Service Delivery' EFSTH HR Director
[Foroyaa] Malang Ndong, the Director of Human Resources and Administration said one of the major obstacles facing the health sector is the shortage of health personnel at all levels of the health care delivery system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: WHO Engage the Media On Mental Health Risks, Suicide
[Foroyaa] The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday the 31st of October 2019 engaged the media on the risks involved on mental health and facts about suicide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Government Is Optimistic ASB Clinic Will Resume Operation
[Foroyaa] The Director of Health Services at the Ministry of Health Dr. Mustapha Bittaye has on Wednesday, 30th October said Aradeiter Samariter Bund clinic will resume operation soon. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: 'Hunger, Obesity Often Co-Exist in Gambia' FAO Country Rep.
[Foroyaa] Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) country representative in the Gambia Shibu Rampedi, said it has been found that hunger and obesity often co-exist in the country; that the prevalence of obesity nationally as reported by World Health Organization (WHO) in 2016 was 9.1% and of people who are overweight 28.5%; that the prevalence of obesity was higher in females compared to males, according to these reports. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Wuli East Lawmaker, Partners Donate to Health Facilities
[Foroyaa] Suwaibou Touray, the National Assembly Member for Wuli East in collaboration with Heak Holland partners, have donated medical items to the Sutukoba Community Clinic, the Foday Kunda Minor Health Center and Baja Kunda Major Health Center. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: ASB Clinic Closed Down Due to Complications Resulting to Loss of Lives
[Foroyaa] The Director of Health Services at the Ministry of Health Dr. Mustapha Bittaye said Ardeiter-Samariter Bund (ASB) clinic has been closed down indefinitely by the Government due to complications resulting to loss of lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: ASB Clinic Closed Down By Government
[Foroyaa] ASB Clinic has on Wednesday, 9th October been handed an indefinite closure by the Government of the Gambia. The Clinic is located in Dippa-Kunda in the Kanifing Municipality. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: 'We Failed Our Patients,' Chief Doctor RVH Told TRRC
[Foroyaa] The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the then Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH) has told the TRRC that they have failed the April 2000 victims in many aspects. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: 'For Every 1,000 Child Births, 64 Die in Rural Gambia'
[Foroyaa] The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 6 (MICS6) 2018 of United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), has disclosed that the death of children less than five months, is higher in rural Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 5, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: Ministry 0f Health and World Health Organization Hold a Two-Day Planning Workshop On Programme Budget 2020-2021
[WHO] "We value the impact of the work of the World Health Organization on the lives of our populations and its leadership in steering global health". These were the words of the Honorable Minister of Health of the Republic of the Republic of The Gambia, Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh, delivered this morning at the opening of a two-day Programme Budget 2020-2021Planning Workshop jointly organized by the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organiztaion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Sweden Based Gambian Donates to Brikama Health Centre
[Foroyaa] Sweden based Gambian Mr. Idrissa Conta, on Thursday 30th August 2019 donated a delivery bed and two centrifuge machines for blood transfusion to the Brikama Health facility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Health Committee Concludes Visits
[Foroyaa] The National Assembly Select Committee on Health, Women, Children, Disaster and Humanitarian Relief, has concluded its tour to victims of the recent windstorms. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: 'Victims Need Urgent Medical Attention' Victim Tells TRRC
[Foroyaa] Musa Kanaji, a victim of April 2000 countrywide students' demonstration on Thursday told TRRC they need urgent medical attention. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: EFSTH Gets New Medical Equipment Worth D26 Million
[Foroyaa] Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital over the weekend received new brand sophisticated medical equipment worth D26 Million. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: YPWB, Louka Equips Siffoe Health Centre Nursing Officer With Motorbike
[The Point] Siffoe-based youth-led organisation; Young People Without Borders (YPB) and LouKA sponsored motor bike was last week delivered to the Siffoe Health Centre nursing officer targeted to improve and enhance his operations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Wuli East MP Donates Medical Items to Sutukoba Clinic
[Foroyaa] Suwaibou Touray, the National Assembly Member for Wuli East has donated medical items to the Sutukoba Community Clinic. The donation is said to be geared towards his contribution in meeting the health care needs of his Constituents. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Health Ministry Explains Its Policies to NAMs
[Foroyaa] The National Assembly Select Committee on Health yesterday engaged Officials of the Health Ministry at the Legislative House in Banjul. The interface is in response to the Committees' invitation for the Ministry to share with them the Policy direction of the Ministry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: 28 People Hospitalized in Brikama Demonstration
[Foroyaa] More than twenty-eight people have been admitted at the Brikama Major Health Centre including three babies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Supporting a Hospital Is Saving Lives Says Pro Jammeh
[Foroyaa] Momodou Jammeh the Public Relation Officer (PRO) of the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) said supporting a hospital in any form is saving a life. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Obavic Diabetes Foundation Launched
[The Point] A new charity call, Obavic Diabetes Foundation (ODF) was last Saturday launched at the National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) conference hall in Kanifing, attended by senior government officials, including those from the health ministry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: BDI, IMR Offer Free Medical And Dental Care to Over 1700 More Gambians
[The Point] Big Dreams Inc (BDI) in collaboration with the International Medical Relief Organisation (IMR) and The Gambia's Ministry of Health and Social Welfare have offered free medical and dental care to 1767 more Gambians. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: GPA Donates Drugs to Mile II Prison Clinic
[Foroyaa] The Gambia Ports Authority (GPA), has on Wednesday June 12th 2019 presented medical items to the Mile-II Prison Clinic at a ceremony held at the Prisons Administrative Hall at Mile II. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Standards Bureau Inaugurate Development of Bread Standards
[Foroyaa] The Gambia Standards Bureau on Wednesday 12th June 2019, held an inaugural meeting of the Technical Committee (TC), for the development of bread standards for the country, at National Nutrition Agency's (NaNA) conference hall in Kanifing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Health Minister Responds to NAMs Regarding the Illegal Sale of Drugs
[Foroyaa] The new Minister of Health Dr. Ahmad Lamin Samateh, on Tuesday June 11th 2019 appeared before deputies at the National Assembly to answer to questions for which due notice was given. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Mauritanian Child Whose Parents Were Found Dead, Discharged From Hospital
[Foroyaa] The Mauritanian orphan who was admitted at the Serrekunda General Hospital in Kanifing after being picked up by the Police after the demise of her parents in their resident in Kololi barely two weeks ago, was yesterday June 11th 2019, discharged from hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news