Gambia: Covid-19 - Gambia Registers 59 New Cases
[The Point] From last Sunday up to the time of going to press, there were 59 registered positive cases and no registered death in The Gambia, bringing the total number to 5, 564 from March last year to date with 166 deaths recorded. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Covid-19 - Gambia Registers 19 New Cases, 1 Death
[The Point] The Gambia has registered 19 new positive coronavirus cases, bringing the total ever confirmed in the country since March 2020 to 5, 420. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 31, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambian Philanthropist Gives to Karantaba Health Center, Others
[The Point] Sulayman Junkung Sawaneh, a Gambian philanthropist based in Denmark recently made series of donations to four health facilities in the Lower River and Central River Regions respectively. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 31, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Covid-19 - 2 New Deaths Registered
[The Point] At least two new COVID-19-related deaths have been registered, health officials say Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Preserving Gambia's Recent Gains & Reviving Economy After Covid-19 Will Depend On Strengthening Resilience
[The Point] BANJUL, The Gambia, March 18, 2021-- Following two years of strong growth, at 6.1% in 2019 and 7.2% in 2018, The Gambia's economy has been affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic and is expected to stagnate in 2020 due to trade disruption and the fall in tourism, according to the first World Bank Economic Update for The Gambia released today. Declining incomes, rising food prices, and school closures resulting from the health crisis took a toll on the livelihoods of many households. The economy is expecte (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Maternal Mortality - Women Push for Change Through Social Media
[RFI] On 19 December, Adama Darboe, died at a Gambian government hospital, just five days after she gave birth to triplets. She was 36-years-old. The babies are now being taken care of by their aunt, Aminata Sowe, who says she has received no support from the government - the Social Welfare agency didn't even respond to her request for help after her sister in-law died. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 9, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: Covid-19 Patient Absconds From Treatment Centre
[Foroyaa] Health Authorities have yesterday informed this medium that one COVID-19 patient absconded from one of the treatment centres, whilst five others were newly discharged from the aforesaid centres. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Prospective Travellers to Pay D3000 for Covid-19 Test
[Foroyaa] Government announced on Monday evening that with effect from the 11th day of March, 2021,all intending travellers requiring COVID 19 testing and certification will pay an amount of three thousand Dalasis (D3,000.00). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Fight Against Endometriosis Receives Boost, As Organisation Marks Its Launch
[Foroyaa] The fight against endometriosis- a condition that affects 1 in 10 women worldwide- has received a significant boost on Saturday 6th March, 2021, in The Gambia when the Let's Fight Endo organisation marked its launch. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Records One New Covid-19 Death, 23 New Cases
[Foroyaa] Health Authorities have Wednesday informed the media that The Gambia has registered one new COVID-19-related death, bringing the total number of deaths since March 2020, to one hundred and fifty-one. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Registers Two Covid-19 Deaths, 21 New Cases
[Foroyaa] The Gambia has Tuesday registered two new COVID-19 related deaths, bringing the total number of deaths since March 2020, to one hundred and fifty. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: MoBSE Holds Adolescent Sexual, Reproductive Health Sensitization Forum
[Foroyaa] The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE) Friday commenced a two-day sensitization forum in Banjul to enlighten stakeholders on adolescent sexual and reproductive health issues (ASRH) under a project called Strengthening Access to Quality Comprehensive Health Education in The Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Senegal: Solidarity With Neighbours - Senegal Offers 20,000 Doses of Vaccine to Gambia, Guinea Bissau
[The Point] Senegal has offered 20,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to The Gambia and Guinea Bissau as a show of solidarity with its West African neighbors, Senegalese media reported on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Covid-19 Vaccines - Acting On the Evidence!
[The Point] Diverging from tested vaccination regimens without scientific evidence could undermine public confidence in vaccines against COVID-19 and the success of a global vaccination strategy to curtail the pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Covid-19 - Gambia Registers 2 New Deaths, 58 Positive Cases
[The Point] The Gambia has recorded 2 new COVID-19 related deaths bringing the number of deaths since March 2020 to 146. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: One Covid-19 Patient Succumbs, As 24 New Cases Registered
[Foroyaa] The Gambia has on Tuesday 23rd February 2021 registered one COVID-19 related death, bringing the number of deaths since March 2020 to one hundred and forty-seven. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: UDP Has Pulled Out All Activities That Required Crowds Until May
[The Point] It has been reported that this move by the UDP is to combat the spread of Covid-19 Pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Father Seeks Support for His Son to Undergo Treatment Overseas
[Foroyaa] Babucarr Mbye, a resident of Banyanka in the Kombo North District of West Coast Region, on Friday February 19th 2021, walked into the Offices of Foroyaa, and sought assistance for his son, who has a respiratory problem to undergo treatment abroad. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: One Covid-19 Patient Succumbs, As 15 New Cases Recorded
[Foroyaa] The Gambia has over the weekend registered one new COVID-19 related death, bringing the total number of deaths ever registered since March 2020 to one hundred and forty-four (144). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Govt, WFP to Give Covid-19 Food Relief to 42,750 Households
[The Point] Press release (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: NHRC Concerns About Public Disregard of Covid-19 Protocols
[The Point] The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) says it has noticed, with deep concern and fear, the public's total disregard and law enforcement agencies' non-enforcement of the Ministry of Health and WHO Guidelines for the prevention of Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Celebrating Independence Amid Covid-19 Surge
[Foroyaa] The state is thinking of filling a stadium to commemorate Independence Day. Politicians are contracting musicians to fill the stadium to raise funds or show political weight. Few are concerned with the PANDEMIC as many are reported to be infected. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: GRCS Visits Kanilai, Kandonko Project Sites
[The Point] The Gambia Red Cross Society (GRCS) over the weekend visited their two project sites in Kanilai and Kandonko villages in the Fonis, where they provided solar boreholes to women gardeners to enable them contribute to the productive sector of our economic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Senegal to Order 200,000 Doses of Covid-19 Vaccine
[The Point] The Senegalese government has paid 3.7 million U.S. Dollars for 200,000 doses of vaccine, according to Reuters. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: EFSTH Officials Say Inadequate Consumables, a Major Challenge in Fight Against Covid-19
[Foroyaa] Officials of the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) have informed the National Assembly Select Committee on Health that the inadequate supply of needed daily consumables is posing a serious challenge to them in their resolve to fight against COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Covid-19 Recovery - African Youth-Led Policy Paper Makes Case for Better Governance, Innovation
[The Point] Africa's young people are urging a re-think of the continent's governance systems to provide them a space to contribute their innovative ideas to development in the continent's post-pandemic recovery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Good Morning Mr. President - Cause of Concern Over Covid-19
[The Point] Mr. President, the155 persons who violated the COVID-19 testing and isolation protocols, and evaded last month are a great concern to the public because it poses great health risk. This mistake of COVID-19 patients escaping quarantine should never be repeated again. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Two People Die of Covid-19
[Foroyaa] The Gambia has over the weekend registered two new COVID-19 related deaths, bringing the total number of coronavirus deaths, since March 2020, to one hundred and thirty-four. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Interest Rate Drops to 15 Percent Amid Covid-19
[The Point] According to bank sources, all commercial banks in the country have responded positively to the appeal of the governor of the Central Bank of The Gambia (CBG), Buah Saidy, to reduce bank interest rates from 21% to 15% effective 1 February 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: MRCG Holds Open Day On ETVAX Study On Diarrhoea On Children
[The Point] MRC-The Gambia London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in collaboration with the government of The Gambia on Wednesday organized an open day forum on ETVAX study project dubbed 'a vaccine trial study focus on diarrhoea diseases to see the safety and efficacy of the ETEC vaccine.' (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Govt Releases Names of Covid-19 Escapees
[The Point] Press release: Following the 26th January 2021 press release, we hereby release below, the names of those who have evaded admission into health and isolation facilities as of January 31st 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Registers 36 New Cases As 40 Patients Absconded
[The Point] The Gambia has registered 36 new positive cases, bringing the number of COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the country to 4,008. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Young Gambian Doctors to Study Medicine Specialties in Cuba
[The Point] Banjul, Jan 19 - Two young Gambian doctors will study in Cuba the specialties of Gynecology and Obstetrics, and Intensive Therapy, after the authorities of the largest of the Antilles grant two free scholarships to this nation, as part of their historic solidarity collaboration with Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Health Ministry to Introduce Covid-19 Vaccine
[Foroyaa] Gambia's Health Ministry is on the verge of introducing the covid-19 vaccine in The Gambia, this is according to the Director of Education and Health Promotion, Modou Njia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Covid-19 - Gambia Registers 13 New Cases
[The Point] The Gambia has registered 13 new positive coronavirus cases, bringing the total cases ever confirmed since March 2020 to 3,910. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Gets 2 UK Covid-19 Variant
[The Point] Health Minister Ahmadou Lamin Samateh on Thursday informed legislators of the National Assembly's Select Committee on Health that The Gambia has finally recorded the new variant of covid-19 originated from the UK. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Musu Bakoto Sawo Emerges 2020 Daily Trust African of the Year
[Daily Trust] Musu Bakoto Sawo, a Gambian changemaker and tireless women rights advocate, has emerged winner of the 2020 Daily Trust African of the Year award. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Jileng Kunda Project Presents Medical Items to Essau Health Centre
[The Point] Jileng Kunda Project, a non-profit organization founded in 2019 by Suwaidou Sonko on Wednesday presented medical items to Essau Health Centre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Covid-19 - Gambia Registers 21 New Cases, Senegal Imposes Curfew
[The Point] The Gambia has registered 21 new positive coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the country to 3,833. This is the highest single-day number of cases recorded in over five weeks, while rising number of cases forced Senegal to impose curfew. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: National Calls for Proposals (The Gambia, Ghana, Senegal) - Supporting Remittances in Times of Crisis in Africa
[IFAD] The Financing Facility for Remittances (FFR) of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is pleased to announce the 2020 National Calls for Proposals: Supporting Remittances in Times of Crisis in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Records 1 More Covid-19 Case, Senegal - 66
[The Point] According to reports from the Ministry of Health, The Gambia has registered one Covid-19 case. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: From Classroom to Industry - EU's Tekki Fii Project Supporting Youths to Enter the Labour Market
[The Point] "For young technicians graduating from a skills training program to find meaningful employment, besides the technical competencies they acquire, they also need to master essential skills such as CV-writing, networking, scouting for jobs or attending job interviews," expressed Samboujang Touray, Junior Technical TVET Advisor from the EU-Funded Tekki Fii project implemented by GIZ. Enter the Labour Market (ELM) Training is one of the support modules which GIZ together with its 9 partner training providers is (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: UNDP, GCCI Hand Over Newly Built Dormitories of 200 Bed Capacity At Jeshwang Detention Center
[Foroyaa] New dormitories at the Jeshwang detention center were unveiled and handed over to the Gambia Prisons Department on Thursday 17 December 2020, by the Government of The Gambia, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and The Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI). The works have been realized in partnership with GAMWORKS through 'We Khan' Construction Company with UNDP provided funding which enabled the refurbishment and rebuilding of new Prison dormitories at Jeshwang Detention Center and at M (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambian Teen Seeks Medical Help After Release From Senegalese Prison
[The Point] A Gambian teenager, Ousman Ceesay, is seeking assistance from The Gambia government, NGOs and other philanthropists to cater for medical expenses following months of his imprisonment by Senegalese authorities in Ziguinchor. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: NBCF Donates Medical Items Worth D160,000
[The Point] The Nurses Bantaba, a charity foundation recently donated medical items and materials worth over D160,000 to Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: NSC Boss Hopeful Over Resumption of Sports
[The Point] The Executive Director of the National Sports Council (NSC) has expressed optimism about the future of Gambian sports in the post covid-19 era. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: NEA, UNDP Present Covid-19 Materials to Municipalities
[The Point] National Environment Agency (NEA) through funding from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) recently presented fumigation materials to three municipalities to support and enhance their fight against Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Karpowership Donates 5,000 Facemasks
[The Point] Karpowership, a Turkish energy company operating in The Gambia donated 5,000 facemasks to the Fatou Bah-Barrow Foundation (FaBB) Tuesday afternoon. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Good Morning Mr. President - the Second Wave of Covid-19 Is At Neighbour's
[The Point] Mr. President, our next door neighbour, Senegal is now facing the second wave of COVID-19 which should draw our attention here in The Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Health Authorities Close 6 Restaurants
[The Point] Health authorities on Monday closed six restaurants for failure to comply with the Ministry of Health's guidelines, according to Dr. Bouba Manjang, director of Public Health Services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news