Gambia: 'Health Ministry Committed to Quality Health Delivery' Health Minister
[Foroyaa] Dr. Isatou Touray, the Minister of Health and Social Welfare, told lawmakers that her Ministry is committed to the delivery of quality health care to all living in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Nationwide Sensitization Campaign On HIV/Aids Commences
[Foroyaa] The wife of the President Fatoumatta Bah Barrow, in collaboration with the Embassy of the People's Republic of China, on Saturday December 8, 2018, commenced a six day nationwide sensitization campaign on HIV / AIDs. The Sensitization commences in the North Bank Region beginning in Essau. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: When Actions Contradict Policy - Horrific Healthcare Services in Rural Gambia
[Foroyaa] Shortage of beds has hit most healthcare facilities in the Upper River Region. Consequently, patients in critical condition including postnatal mothers are compelled to use mattresses on the floor to rest after delivery while only a few trained nurses are available-struggling to give a day-to-day care to patients. The realities of the health provision are unmatched with the National Health Policy 2013-2020 objectives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Trust Bank Donates Laboratory Equipment to Bansang Hospital
[Foroyaa] Trust Bank Gambia LTD, donates laboratory equipment to Bansang Hospital in the Central River Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Cuban Mission Observes Fidel Castro's Disappearance
[Foroyaa] The Cuban Medical Team in The Gambia, yesterday observed the Second Anniversary of the Physical disappearance of their former President and Commander In Chief, Fidel Castro Ruiz. The ceremony held at the country's main referral hospital in Banjul, was attended by the Cuban Ambassador to the Gambia, Ruben Garcia Abelenda, the Cuban Brigade in the Gambia, the Cuba-Gambia Friendship Association, and some graduate students from Cuba and the Media. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Ousman Sillah Looks for Support to Aid Hospitals in Gambia
[Foroyaa] Ousman Sillah, the National Assembly Member (NAM) for Banjul North, who arrived in Gothenburg, Sweden, from Belgium on Tuesday November 13th, visited offices of Human Bridge, a Swedish organisation which specialises in the free supply of medical equipment to countries that are in need. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Trust Bank Donates to 'Tanka Tanka' Psychiatric Hospital
[Foroyaa] The Gambia Psychiatric Hospital called 'Tanka Tanka', has received items worth D200,000 from the Trust Bank of the Gambia. The items which include laundry equipment, plumbing materials, plasma TVs and air conditioners amongst others, were presented by Ibrahima Silla, the Managing Director of the Bank. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: TRRC Requests Urgent Medical Board for Victims
[Foroyaa] Acting in accordance with Section 15 (1a) and (4) of the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission Act, 2017, the TRRC has delivered an urgent request to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to set up a Medical Board to review the cases of victims of the past regime who suffered bodily harm and need urgent medical attention and to advise the Commission as to their present health status and needs. Victims needing urgent medical attention include persons arrested and detained during April and May (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Global Health: Dogs Can Detect Malaria. How Useful Is That?
Canine can sniff out the socks worn by children carrying the mosquito-borne parasites, a study finds. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Dogs Malaria Smells and Odors American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Durham University Africa Gambia Source Type: news

Senegal:Outbreak of 'Dengue' in Neighbouring Senegal How Prepared Is the Gambia?
[Foroyaa] Information coming from the sister Republic of Senegal, report an outbreak of 'Dengue', a viral disease spread by mosquitoes. The outbreak is said to have been first reported in late September in the Fatick region of Senegal, but this has since spread to the rest of that country. Latest reports indicate that tens of cases have been reported in the Fatick, Diourbel, Saint Louis and Louga Regions of Senegal, and the Government of President Maki Sall, has embarked on a vigorous fumigation campaign aimed at el (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:German Philanthropist Donates to Banjuludning Health Centre
[Foroyaa] Banjuluding Health Facility received a donation of medical items worth hundreds of thousands of dalasi, from a Gambian philanthropist based in Germany. Balla Saidy a native of Brikama in the West Coast Region, has been supportive in many areas within the Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Ward Councillor, Partners Offer Eye Care Services
[Foroyaa] The PDOIS Councillor for the Banjul Newtown East Ward Modou Touray, during the weekend, teamed up with 'OneSight' and the National Eye-Care Health Program, to offer eye screening services to the people of the Ward. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Hospital Reacts to Blood Bags Shortage Allegation
[The Point] (Thursday 11th October, 2018 Issue) (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Awareness On Breast Cancer Begins in Earnest
[The Point] The Sainey's Cancer Foundation (SCAF) in collaboration with Your Change for a Change (YCFAC) have embarked on a month long breast cancer awareness as part of activities marking the World Breast Cancer Day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Over 2000 People Trek 8 Km to Advocate for Prevention of NCDs
[The Point] More than eight hundred people from all walks of life took part in an 8km Health walk to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organisation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:UNFPA enhances its managers' capacity to manage change process in the wake of ongoing transformation and challenges in the West and Central Africa region.
[UNFPA in WCA] Banjul, The Gambia - August 27, 2018: The Vice President of the Republic of The Gambia, Hon. Ousainou ANM Darboe addressed the opening ceremony of the Change Management Training for UNFPA Representatives in West and Central Africa, on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 9 am at the Kairaba Hotel, in Banjul, The Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Risk factors for violent injuries and their severity among men in The Gambia - Bass P, Sanyang E, Lin MR.
A matched case-control study was conducted to identify risk factors for injury from physical violence and its severity in Gambian men. Study participants were recruited from eight emergency rooms and outpatient departments in two health administrative regi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Gambia:Health Minister Tours Central Medical Stores
[Foroyaa] The Minister of Health Dr. IsatouTouray, on Tuesday August 14th 2018, visited Central Medical Stores (CMS), in Kotu, to familiarise herself of the various sectors under her Ministry and to know the situation at hand at the CMS. Dr. Isatou Touray said the reason for her visit was to see what was available, so that she will be better informed, apart from the reports presented to her, and to know the challenges her Ministry faces and how to improve on them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Nurses Complain of Unpaid Transport Allowances
[Foroyaa] Nurses at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital, the Bundung Maternal and Child Health Hospital, Kanifing General Hospital and Sheikh Zayed Regional Eye Care Centre, have complained of unpaid transport allowance increment, since it was effected last January. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Hepatitis - A Cause for Concern for Millions of People Globally
[Foroyaa] Viral hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, due to a viral infection. It has five different types ranging from A-E. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:First Lady - Gambia Making Progress Against Breast Cancer
[Govt of the Gambia] State House, Banjul, 7th August 2018 - The First Lady of the Republic, Her Excellency Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow has said the Gambia is making a steady progress in the fight against breast and cervical cancers, despite the high infection rates being registered across the sub region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Gambian First Lady in Nigeria, Visits Patients At Abuja Hospital
[Premium Times] In an effort to showcase the cordial relationship between her country and Nigeria, First Lady of The Gambia, Fatoumatta Barrow, marked her birthday in Abuja with visits to educational and health institutions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Plans Afoot to Ban Usage, Importation of Shisha Smoking
[Foroyaa] Plans are ongoing to bring about the banning of using and importing water-pipe tobacco, popularly known as Shisha, in The Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Evacuated Faraba Victim Speaks
[Foroyaa] Abubacarr Darboe, one of the Faraba Banta victims evacuated to Dakar, Senegal, for overseas treatment, yesterday July 25th 2018, spoke to this reporter about his situation in that country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:NA Health Committee Engages Medical Officials
[Foroyaa] In its quest to pursue affordable, effective and efficient medical care service delivery to the populace, the National Assembly Select Committee on Health has engaged top personnel of the health sector, with the objective of sharing ideas, mapping out challenges and providing solutions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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