Gambian women's voices on COVID-19 vaccines: 'We are afraid'
Oyster harvesting in Gambia is considered women’s work (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Gambian women's voices on COVID-19 vaccines: "We are afraid"
Oyster harvesting in Gambia is considered women’s work (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Gambia: At Large Boundless Love By Katim S. Touray
[The Point] Many years ago, I went to visit a father of a friend of mine at the then Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH) and now the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) in Banjul. My friend's father ("Uncle") was a highly respected elder who had retired from the civil service after an illustrious career. Some of his children held significant positions in the public and private sectors and were, in their own rights, well-respected in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: DLAAG - Gambian Youth Engaged On the Dangers of Drug Abuse
[Foroyaa] Drug Law Enforcement Agency, The Gambia (DLEAG) recently engaged Gambian youth on the use of illicit drugs and its impact in the society. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Media Advisory President Barrow Fulfils Promise to UTG Students' Union
[The Point] State House, Banjul, 6th October 2021: President Adama Barrow today presented two new buses to the Council of the University of the Gambia Students' Union during a brief ceremony at the State House in Banjul. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Cuban Health Heroes in the Gambia - Dr. Marubia, Three Missions Saving Lives in the Gambia
[The Point] D Marubia Rosales S ánchez is a Medicine graduate in 1990, a First and Second Degree specialist in Comprehensive General Medicine, and a Master in medical urgencies and emergencies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Nawetan in Brikama Set to Endure Tough Pandemic Slide
[The Point] The coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt sporting calendars in The Gambia and in Brikama particularly, the two major sporting disciplines in the capital of the West Coast Region, i.e., football and athletics are set to be hit hardest. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Covid-19 And Illegal Drug Use - Gambia Seizes 2 Tonnes of Cannabis Sativa
[The Point] Cannabis Sativa also known by many street names remain the most commonly abused illicit drug in The Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Covid-19 - Gambia Registers 5 New Deaths
[The Point] The Gambia has registered five (5) new COVID-19-related deaths, bringing the total to 328. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: City Link Ostend Donates Medical Items Worth Over D800, 000 to Efsth
[The Point] City Link Ostend-Banjul on 2nd September 2021 donated medical items worth over eight hundred thousand dalasis to Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: National Assembly Adopts Report That Seeks to Protect Pregnant Women
[Foroyaa] The National Assembly on Monday 6th September 2021 adopted the report of the joint committee on health and trade which seeks to protect pregnant women and children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 7, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia's Covid-19 Vaccination Rate Reaches 10 Percent
[The Point] Despite the misinformation and disinformation regarding the safety of the Covid-19 vaccines, The Gambia, according to the Ministry of Health, has fully vaccinated 10% of its population. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: FAO, EU and CIRAD Reaffirm Commitment to Support Efforts to Combat Food Insecurity, Malnutrition
[The Point] 25 August 2021, Banjul-The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with the Government of the Gambia through the Ministry of Agriculture with the support of the European Union Delegation and the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) concluded a two-day virtual validation workshop of the Gambia Rapid Food Systems Assessment Report today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Registers 31 New Covid Cases
[The Point] The Gambia has registered 31 new cases (cumulative cases, 9,470) according to the 359th national situation report since the confirmation of the first case of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in The Gambia, on the 16th March 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Administration of Second Dose of Sinopharm Vaccine Set to Commence Today
[Foroyaa] The Ministry of Health has in a press release issued on Saturday 21st August 2021, said the administration of the second dose of COVID-19 Sinopharm Vaccine is set to commence today- Monday 23rd August 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Health Authorities Declare Polio Virus Type 2 Outbreak a Health Emergency
[Foroyaa] The Minister of Health Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh has on Wednesday 18th April 2021 declared Poliovirus Type 2 outbreak a National Public Health Emergency as two environmental samples collected from sewage sites tested positive for poliovirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Covid-19 Is Getting More Vicious While Our Ceremonies Increase
[Foroyaa] People are attending two or three funerals a day because of the increase in reported deaths . (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Are We Losing the Fight Against Covid-19 ?
[Foroyaa] The weapon developed when the fight started was a concerted effort to ensure hand washing, the use of sanitisers, maintenance of safe distance, use of face mask, immediate contact tracing to avoid the spread of the illness and periodic fumigation of public places Foroyaa is aware of a workplace where traces of the virus have been found. During the earlier phase, contact tracing would have been effected without hesitation to screen workmates and family members. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Health Ministry Launches Online Platform to Enable Travellers Access Test Results
[Foroyaa] The Ministry of Health has issued a press release on Monday informing the public that it has launched an online platform that will enable travellers leaving The Gambia access their certified test results. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: 32 Covid-19 Patients Currently On Oxygen Therapy
[Foroyaa] Health authorities have on Friday 6th August 2021 indicated that thirty-two (32) COVID-19 patients are on oxygen therapy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Four New Covid-19 Related Deaths Registered, 98 New Cases
[Foroyaa] The Gambia over the weekend registered four (4) new COVID-19 related deaths, bringing the total number of deaths since March 2020 to two hundred and forty-two (242). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Good Morning Mr. President - the Bad State of Hospitals, GPA & Ferries Need Joint Ventures
[The Point] Mr. President, the COVID 19 pandemic and the third wave Delta variant is causing harm daily with the increasing number of positive cases and deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Surge in Covid-19 Cases At Ndemban Clinic
[The Point] Doctor Warns Cases Might Increase (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence among pregnant women attending antenatal care services in the rural Gambia - Jatta JW, Baru A, Fawole OI, Ojengbede OA.
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) refers to any behavior by either a current or ex-intimate partner or would-be rejected lover that causes physical, sexual, or psychological harm. It is the most common form of violence in women's lives. According... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rural and Agricultural Issues Source Type: news

Gambia: Banjul Mortuary Lacks Adequate Coffins
[The Point] Information has reached The Point that the mortuary in Banjul is currently facing inadequate coffins as death rate rises in the country, causing a great concern to the community of the country's capital city. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Our Lives After the Coronavirus Pandemic!
[The Point] The new coronavirus pandemic is upending life as we know it. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: U.S. Govt Donates 151,200 Doses of J & J Vaccines to MoH
[The Point] The arrival of 151,200 doses of the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) vaccines donated by the U.S. government to the Ministry of Health of The Gambia (MoH), through COVAX facility was witnessed by the health minister together with his medical experts and religious leaders at the Banjul International Airport on Sunday 1 August 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Second Tranche of U.S.-Donated Vaccines Arrive
[The Point] Press release: An additional 151,200 doses of the single-dose Johnson& Johnson COVID-19 vaccine arrived in The Gambia on August 1, being the second tranche of vaccines donated by the American people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Covid-19 Media Grant Committee Disburses Additional D1 Millon to Community Radios
[The Point] The management committee of the Covid_19 media grant set up by the Government has disbursed an additional one million dalasis (D1,000,000) financial support to the eight community radio stations across The Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Good Morning Mr. President - the Covid-19 Third Wave
[The Point] Mr. President, the 3rd wave of the COVID-19 is not sparing The Gambia as we are seeing the number of positive cases and deaths rapidly increasing by the day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: EU Allocates Over D12 Millionin Aid to Windstorm Victims
[The Point] Banjul, 22 July 2021 - In response to the windstorm which hit The Gambia earlier this month, the European Union is providing ?200,000 (12,053,000 Gambian Dalasis) in humanitarian funding to assist the most affected people. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: MoH Reveals Gambia Records 16,000 Deaths in 2018 On Ncd
[The Point] During a presentation on Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) quarterly media briefing on Friday 23 July 2021 at the central medical store in Kotu, Seyfo Singateh, the senior programme officer, NCD, revealed that in 2018 Gambia had recorded 16,000 deaths on NCDs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Records 11 New Covid-19 Related Deaths
[Foroyaa] The Gambia has over the weekend registered eleven (11) new COVID-19-related deaths, bringing the total number of deaths since March 2020 to two hundred and eight. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: VP Touray Says Govt Remains Committed to Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights
[Foroyaa] The Gambia's Vice President, Dr. Isatou Touray, on 11th July 2021 said the promotion of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights remain a national priority for the government, especially given its significance in sustainable development. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 26, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: The American People Donate 304,000 Vaccine Doses to the Gambia
[The Point] As President Joseph R. Biden committed earlier this year, vaccines donated by the American people have arrived in The Gambia. On July 20, 151,200 doses of Johnson& Johnson COVID-19 single-shot vaccine donated by the United States government arrived in The Gambia, the first tranche in an initial donation of over 304,000 doses. This single-dose vaccine has proven highly effective in preventing serious illness from the COVID-19 virus. We are pleased to partner with the African Union, COVAX, WHO, and UNIC (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: U.S. Officials - Vaccines Being Delivered to Djibouti, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Gambia, and Senegal
[State Department] Transcript: Special Online Briefing - Gayle E. Smith, State Department Coordinator for Global COVID-19 Response and Health Security; and Akunna Cook, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Concerns Mount As More People Testing Positive for Covid-19 Gambia
[The Point] The Ministry of Health says in a news release that The Gambia is currently experiencing a rapid increase in the number of people testing positive for COVID-19, and thus causing concern. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Good Morning Mr. President - Social Media, Covid-19, Tobaski
[The Point] Mr. President, we would to sympathise with all the victims of the recent windstorms that destroyed a lot of houses and killed about 10 people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Women Lives Matters Condemns Baba Jah's Comment On Maternal Death
[The Point] Women Lives Matters, a movement established to fight for the safe labour and delivery of women in The Gambia has strongly rebutted what it called the "false and malicious" statement of Baba Jah against women who died during labour. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Faces Double Burden of Malnutrition
[The Point] Malang N. Fofana, a programme manager at the National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) has disclosed that The Gambia is going to experience a double burden of malnutrition, whereby obesity and overweight co-exist alongside under-nutrition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Upstate Faculty Member Named As a Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences
[The Point] Alaji Bah, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Upstate Medical University has been named as a 2021 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences, the Pew Charitable Trusts announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: The Tragedy of Dependence
[Foroyaa] When the first vaccines arrived on Gambian soil the ministry of health had to do a lot of advocacy to convince people to vaccinate. It did not take long for many to become convinced and took their first jab. Today the public is informed the quantity of vaccines that arrived has now been exhausted. More assistance is expected to ensure that those who took their first jab will get their second. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: UNFPA Representative Calls for Action On 'No Woman Should Die Giving Life'
[Foroyaa] Kunle Adeniyi, the Country Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in the Gambia, has called for action to ensure that 'no woman dies while trying to give birth'. Adeniyi said made this call during the end of a twelve day campaign dubbed: "I Am for Zero". According to Adeniyi, the campaign is a platform that seeks to promote the realization of UNFPA's three transformative results: zero unmet need for family planning; zero preventable maternal death; zero gender-based violence; and harm (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 25, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: Striving to Curb Malaria - Rotary District Launches Two Fogging Machines
[Foroyaa] Rotary International and Rotary in District 9101 in their commitment to eliminate malaria for good, in the Gambia, has on Thursday 17th June 2021 launched and handed over two fogging Machines to the Ministry of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia to Observe World Sickle Cell Day
[The Point] The Gambia Sickle Cell Association will on Saturday join the rest of the world to celebrate World Sickle Cell day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Covid-19 - Us Rates Gambia Lowest Risk Country
[The Point] Press release (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Update - 38, 429 People Vaccinated Against Covid-19
[Foroyaa] Gambian health authorities have over the weekend indicated that thirty-eight thousand four hundred and twenty-nine people have so far received the 1st and 2nd doses of AstraZeneca vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: UNFPA Commences Campaign to End Unmet Needs for Family Planning
[Foroyaa] The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has on Friday, 10th of June, 2021 kick-started a campaign in a bid to end the unmet needs for family planning and others in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Rainbow Foundation Supports Bulock Health Facility
[The Point] Rainbow Foundation, a donor foundation established by a Netherland businessman and philanthropist, for the past three years has constructed a health center at Bullock village and over the weekend inaugurated four-bedroom apartments for the nurses of the Centre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: SBN Ends Training On Processing, Labeling, Food Safety
[The Point] Members of Sun Business Network Gambia Chapter recently concluded a two-day capacity building on nutrition, processing, labeling, food safety and standard in business operations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news