Gambia: URR Farmers Worried About Disease Outbreak On Their Farm Animals
[Foroyaa] Farmers in URR are worried about a disease outbreak on their farm animals in particular equines (donkeys and horses), which is their main source of power during cultivation on their farms. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Government Signs Health Agreement With Development Partners
[Foroyaa] The Government of the Gambia through the Ministry of Health, has signed an agreement with development partners called Gambia's Health Compact. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: The Bakers, Flour Producers, Middlepersons and Consumers
[Foroyaa] Bread is a core driver of the informal sector in The Gambia. Food is an indispensable commodity. Each person must eat every day to be able to survive. Many people in the urban area depend on food vendors to have their breakfast everyday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Senfour Modern Bakeries Association Faults Middlepersons
[Foroyaa] The Senfour Modern Bakeries Association has indicated that trading by middlepersons is responsible for the hike in the price for bread. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Why This Former Dictator's Ousting Was Good for Democracy, but Bad for Women's Bodies
[Bhekisisa] Having banned female genital cutting, his ousting was good for governance, but but not for women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: New Health Minister Committed to Tackle Challenges Confronting the Sector
[Foroyaa] The newly appointed Minister of Health Dr Ahmadou Lamin Samateh, has disclosed that all the shortcomings confronting the health sector will be addressed. Samateh disclosed this at the National Assembly before the Lawmakers on Tuesday April 2nd 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Anamed Trains 17 People On Medicinal Plants
[Foroyaa] ANAMED (Action Natural Medicine) a German based NGO with over 75 partners worldwide organised a one week training for 17 people at the ECT (Evangelical Church of The Gambia) conference Hall in Bwiam, WCR. The participants were drawn from different organisations across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: 2017 Malaria Indicator Report Validated
[Foroyaa] The National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) has validated the 2017 Malaria Indicator survey report. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: World Tuberculosis Day Commemorated
[Foroyaa] The Ministry of Health and relevant stakeholder on Wednesday March 27th 2019, commemorated World Tuberculosis Day, an annual event commemorated every March 24th. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 29, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: 'Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital Nurses Are Paid Less'
[Foroyaa] Sanna Darboe, the deputy Spokesperson of the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) nurses association said Nurses at the Major referral hospital are paid less. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Micro-Nutrients Survey Report Launched
[Foroyaa] National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) in Collaboration with UNICEF on Monday 25th March 2019 launched the Gambia 2018 Survey Report on Macronutrients and Dissemination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Heart Disease Threatens Life of 13 Year Old
[Foroyaa] Hawa Sarjo, a 13 year old girl has been seriously affected by a heart disease for the past ten years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Health Minister Warns Staff Against Operating Private Pharmacies
[The Point] The minister of Health and Social Welfare has warned against the operation of private pharmacies by health personnel, who are government employees. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: EFSTH Receive D1.6 Million Worth of Surgical Equipment
[Foroyaa] Imam Ebou Ndure of Banjul who doubles as chairperson of the board of trustees, last Friday February 22nd 2019, handed over various surgical and medical items worth D1.6M, to the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH). The items were donated by Human Appeal International and Kilkenny Islamic Centre, a charitable organisation based in Ireland. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Nurses, Midwives Urged to Regularise Licence Status
[Foroyaa] The Nurses and Midwives Council (NMC) whose aim is to work towards safe practice, regulation and professional doctrine, has called on its members to regularise their license Status. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: 2 Doctors Trained On Infertility Treatment in India, Ready to Serve Gambia
[Foroyaa] Two Gambian medical doctors who were funded by the Fatoumata Bah Barrow Foundation (FABB) to undergo a three-month training on infertility treatment in India, have returned home to serve the public at their respective posts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: 'China, Gambia Committed to Equip Medical Students' Dr. Jianmin
[Foroyaa] Chinese Doctor Li Jianmin, has disclosed to this medium that China and the Gambia intend to equip Gambia Medical Students studying radiology; that giant steps have been taken by the two nations to meet this targeted goal. Dr Jianmin disclosed this in an interview on Sunday January 26th 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: NA Health Committee Engage Officials of the Sector
[Foroyaa] The National Assembly Select Committee on Health, has engaged officials of the health sector to update them on their level of implementation of the Committees' Health Report for the year 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambian Girl Working On Device That Can Detect Diseases Including Malaria
[The Point] A Gambian civil engineering student in Canada is working on a 3-D printed device that can transform a smartphone into a microscope for disease detection, What's On Gambia reported on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Japanese Embassy, HOC Sign Contract for Construction of Medical Clinic
[Foroyaa] The Japanese Embassy in collaboration with the 'Hands on Care' (HoC) Medical Clinic, on Wednesday February 6th 2019, signed a contract for the construction of HoC's Medical Clinic in Brikama. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Manka in U.S. for Film On Psychological Impact of Deported Migrant Returnee
[Foroyaa] A Gambian photo journalist and videographer Alhagie Manka, has his co-produced film 'Gift from Babylon', selected in the competition for Best Short Narrative, at the upcoming Pan African Film Festival, the largest black film convergence in Los Angeles, in the United States. 'Gift from Babylon' is a clip depicting the 'psychological' impact of migration on a Gambian migrant returnee. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Meningitis Vaccination Campaign Gets Underway
[Foroyaa] The2019 campaign against Meningitis A with Vitamin A supplementation and deworming, has commenced nationwide on Saturday February 3rd 2019. The campaign is meant to protect children against Meningitis, vitamin A deficiency and worm infestation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: First Lady Launches Child Protection & Nutrition Project
[The Point] Her Excellency, First Lady Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow on Wednesday 30th January, 2019, presided over the launching of Nsaa Keno: Nutrition and Protection for Children on the Move project at Jarra Soma, Lower River Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: First Lady Barrow Launches Child Protection and Nutrition Project
[Govt of the Gambia] Her Excellency, First Lady Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow on Wednesday 30th January, 2019, presided over the launching of Nsaa Keno: Nutrition and Protection for Children on the Move project at Jarra Soma, Lower River Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: 'Local Doctors Need Standard Training' Chinese Radiologist
[Foroyaa] Dr Li Jianmin, a Chinese Radiologist working at the country's' main referral hospital, EFSTH, said local doctors need to be trained to meet the country's health care delivery goals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Wuli East Nam Donates to Sutukoba Community Clinic
[Foroyaa] The National Assembly Member for Wuli East Suwaibou Touray, recently donated medical items to Sutukoba Community Clinic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Soldiers On Trial Admitted in Military Clinic
[Foroyaa] Two serving members of the Gambia Armed Force standing trial on charges of mutiny before a Court Martial, are currently admitted at the military clinic at Yundum barracks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Designer whose foot was rotting was saved by maggots that ate away his dead flesh
Matthew Blurton, 46, was volunteering in The Gambia in December 2017 when his temperature skyrocketed to 39.7 °C (103.5°F) and a nasty blister on his foot left him unable to stand. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gambia: Worries Escalate Over Delay On Implementation of Tobacco Control Act
[The Point] Public worries are escalating over the delay in the implementation of the 2016 National Tobacco Control Act which was passed by the National Assembly and signed into law by former President, Yahya Jammeh. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Fighting Asbestos Contamination in the Gambia
[UNEP] Discovered about 4,000 years ago, asbestos became widely used by the end of the 19th century in buildings and machinery as an insulation material. Its affordability and useful physical properties, such as sound insulation and resistance to fire, heat and electricity, led to its prevalent use as a construction material all around the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO confirms case of yellow fever in Netherlands, says risk low
A case of yellow fever, an acute and contagious mosquito-borne viral disease, has been reported in a man in the Netherlands who recently traveled to Gambia and Senegal, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Yellow Fever – Kingdom of the Netherlands
On 22 November 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) was informed by Dutch authorities of a laboratory-confirmed case of yellow fever. The case-patient is a 26 year-old male who visited Gambia from 3 through 17 November 2018, with a three day trip to Senegal from 12 through 14 November. He had no history of vaccination for yellow fever prior to the trip. On 18 November 2018, the case-patient developed symptoms including fever, nausea and vomiting. On19 November 2018 he was hospitalized with symptoms of acute liver failure and he is still in hospital as of 10 December. The International Health Regulations National Focal...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

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