Gambia: Finance Ministry Disburses Over D600 Million to Institutions Affected By Covid-19 Through SAP
[Foroyaa] The Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs has outlined the disbursement of over 600 million dalasi made to various institutions that were seriously affected by the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Covid-19 - Gambia Registers 1 New Death
[The Point] The Gambia registered one new covid-19 related death, bringing the total deaths to 111 - a crude case-fatality ratio of 3.1%. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Health Minister Blames Abortion for High Maternal Mortality
[Foroyaa] Dr. Ahmad Lamin Samateh, the Gambia's Health Minister, said Thursday one of the causes of maternal mortality in the country is due to the actions of crude abortionists. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 25, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: Hundreds Protest Over "Alarming Rate" of Maternal Deaths
[The Point] Hundreds of people mainly women yesterday thronged the busy Kairaba Avenue road protesting over what they described the "alarming rate" of maternal mortality in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 24, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambians to Protest Against Rising Maternal Deaths
[The Point] Having registered series of maternal deaths in The Gambia, a group of concern Gambians called Mbama Care Foundation in partnership with Gambian Women's Lives Matter will hold a peaceful protest today 23 September 2020 at Westfield. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 23, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: Actionaid, Partners Distribute D3.6 M to 1,998 Households As Covid-19 Relief
[The Point] Action Aid International The Gambia (AAITG) in its continuous efforts to support the vulnerable including the young people and women in remote communities during this deadly Corona Virus pandemic, recently completed a D3.6 million cash distribution and 3,844 reusable sanitary pads to 1,998 households in the North Bank Region (Upper Nuimi District) and Central River Region (Naimina East , West, and Dankunku) respectively. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Registers Two New Covid-19 Related Deaths, 14 New Cases
[Foroyaa] The Gambia registered two new COVID-19 related deaths, bringing the total number of deaths to one hundred and ten. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: ICRC, Grcs Hands Over Ppes to Gambia Prisons
[The Point] The International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) in partnership with The Gambia Red Cross Society (GRCS) last Friday handed over Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) to The Gambia Prison Services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Covid-19 - Gambia Registers 23 New Cases
[The Point] The Gambia has registered 23 new coronavirus cases; taking the total number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country to 3,428. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Tribute to Dr Ulrich Jones, A.K.A. Pa Jones
[The Point] It is with profound grief and sadness that I at the Lamtroro Medical Centre in Kololi, have learnt of the sudden demise of our colleague, friend and brother, Dr Ulrich Jones. This has indeed transformed what we hoped to be a joyful day to one of the darkest in my life, resembling the death of a blood relative. He was not only a well trusted and reliable colleague, but a very good friend, partner in our joint medical endeavors and a confidante. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Registers 37 New Cases of Covid-19, 1 New Death
[Foroyaa] The Gambia has registered thirty-seven new cases of the deadly coronavirus taking the total number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country, to three thousand, three hundred and thirty. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Covid-19 Death Toll Reaches 100
[The Point] The Gambia registered one covid-19 death yesterday, bringing the number of confirmed deaths to 100. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Registers 18 New Covid-19 Cases
[The Point] The Gambia has registered 18 new positive coronavirus cases, taking the total COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the country to 3,293. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Women Affairs Minister, Fatou Kinteh Fully Recovered, Discharged
[The Point] The government of The Gambia has announced that the minister of Women Affairs, Children and Social Welfare, Hon. Fatou Kinteh has fully recovered from the Covid-19 virus after her retest turned negative. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Covid-19 - Gambia Registers 79 New Positive Cases
[The Point] The Ministry of Health has announced the registration of 79 new coronavirus cases in the country, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the country to 3,275. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Covid-19 - Gambia Records 46 New Positive Cases
[The Point] The Gambia on Sunday 6 September 2020 registered 46 new cases, taking the number of covid-19 cases confirmed in the country to 3,196. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Market Vendors May Strike Over Covid-19 Restrictions
[The Point] According to information reaching The Point, the women vendors within the Serrekunda and Brikama markets may embark on a sit-down strike on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Serrekunda Hospital Management Refutes Allegation of Neglecting Their Covid-19 Infected Staff
[Foroyaa] The Management of Serrekunda General Hospital has denied allegations made by some of their COVID-19 infected staff that the management has neglected them after they contracted the deadly coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Sixty-Six New Cases of Covid-19 Confirmed
[Foroyaa] The Gambia has registered sixty-six new cases of the deadly Coronavirus, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the country to three thousand and twenty-nine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Ministers Mambury Njie and Fafa Sanyang Fully Recovered, Discharged From Isolation Centres
[Foroyaa] The Government of The Gambia says it is pleased to announce that Finance Minister, Mambury Njie and colleague, Energy Minister, Fafa Sanyang, have fully recovered from the Covid-19 Virus after their repeat tests turned negative. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Records No New Covid-19 Deaths
[The Point] Gambia's Health Ministry in a covid-19 update on Sunday says no new covid-19 death was recorded. However, 98 new infections cases were registered, taking the total of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country to 2,895. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: 35 New Covid-19 Cases Registered With Zero Death
[The Point] The country has registered 35 new coronavirus confirmed cases with no death, bringing the total of country's infections 2,743. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Govt Dismisses A.I.f. Covid-19 Fund Partnership Claims
[The Point] It has come to the attention of The Gambia Government that a private equity firm, the Africa Infrastructure Fund (A. I. F - Gambia LTD) has announced the establishment of its own COVID-19 Relief Fund to support the government's ongoing efforts in response to the national emergency that the country is facing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: How Effective Is Wearing of Face Masks?
[The Point] In July, 2020, the Gambia government made wearing of face masks mandatory in public, as the country witness a spike in coronavirus cases. The move is part of a broader drive to help stem the spread of Covid-19 in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: What Is the World Doing to Create a Covid-19 Vaccine?
[The Point] A global effort is underway to develop and mass-produce an effective vaccine to counter the new, deadly and high infectious coronavirus disease, Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Government Distances Itself From A. I. F - Gambia Ltd Initiative
[Foroyaa] The Government of The Gambia said on Thursday that it is not in partnership with A.I.F-Gambia LTD. to seek or solicit funding to finance publicly-owned or publicly held activities and assets to combat COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: FSQA Vows to Prosecute Anyone Caught Selling Expired Food
[Foroyaa] Lamin Jaiteh, Principal Scientific Officer at the Food Safety and Quality Authority The Gambia (FSQA) has warned that any importer or food business operator caught selling expired food will face justice. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: President Declares State of Public Emergency New Regulations Allow Mosque and Churches to Open for Prayers
[Foroyaa] President Adama Barrow has on Thursday declared State of Public Emergency for 21 days. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: PAPEV Supports Children in 50 Koranic Centres Against Covid-19
[The Point] Press Release: The Support Project for the Protection of Children Victims of Violations of their Rights (PAPEV) started operations in The Gambia in September 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Protecting Our Nation's Future Human Capital in the Time of Coronavirus
[The Point] When news of the pandemic greeted the world toward the latter part of 2019, many people did not think that the virus would be potent for the several long months it has been with us. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Registers 63 Covid-19 Deaths in Total
[The Point] The Gambia's Ministry of Health on Sunday confirmed nine new deaths of coronavirus, bringing the country's total number of registered covid-19 related deaths to 63. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Good Morning Mr. President - Let's Continue the Covid-19 Fight
[The Point] Mr. President, it was good to hear from you addressing the nation after a while. In the midst of this pandemic, Gambians would like to hear from you frequently than keeping quiet for this long. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Barrow Warns Against Facemask, Curfew Violations
[The Point] The Gambian leader, President Adama Barrow has warned anyone who violates the regulation of wearing a facemask or breaks the curfew rules will be dealt with according to the law without any compromise. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: NaNA to Resume 'Nafa Quick' Package Today
[The Point] The National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) will today, Monday 17 August 2020 continue the first phase of its 'Nafa Quick' package meant to support Gambia government mitigate the coronavirus as well as help 83,000 households across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Saudi Students Urge Ministry to Apologise, Withdraw Statement
[The Point] Gambian students in Saudi Arabia whose details were published by the Ministry of Health for allegedly jumping quarantine after returning from the Kingdom, have debunked the claims as "false", saying the ministry failed in its responsibility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Covid-19 Pandemic - the Gambia On the Brink?
[The Point] There is no doubt that most Gambians appreciate President Barrow's decision to finally come out of his "hiding" place and address the nation on the scary surge in the COVID 19 pandemic that Gambians and indeed all those who reside in this country are being confronted with. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Let us Come Back to Our Senses
[Foroyaa] Unlike HIV/AIDS which is not transmitted by shaking hands, COVID-19 is highly contagious. Inhaling droplets while a person is coughing, sneezing or even talking, if those chatting are in closed, one could become infected. In the same vein, a person could transfer the virus through hand shake. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: President Tests Negative for Covid-19, 3 Cabinet Ministers Test Positive - Govt
[Foroyaa] State House said in a statement the President of the Gambia has tested negative for the deathly COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Government Temporarily Closes Non-Essential Public Places for 90 Days
[Foroyaa] Consistent with the powers vested in the Health Minister by Regulation No.6 of the Public Health (Dangerous Infectious Diseases) Protection Regulations 2020, the Gambia Government has announced with immediate effect, the temporal closure of all Non-Essential Public Places for 90 days. The announcement came after the country experienced a daily increase of people contracting the deathly COVID-19 disease, with the country now recording over four hundred confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus with nine deat (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Registers 95 New Cases, One New Death From Covid-19 Bringing Total Confirmed Cases to 498
[Foroyaa] The Gambia has registered ninety-five new cases of COVID-19 bringing the total number of cases ever confirmed in the country to four hundred and ninety-eight. One new death was also registered which also brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to nine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: 3 Ministers Test Positive for Covid-19
[RFI] Three cabinet members in Gambia have contracted the coronavirus--just days after Vice President Isatou Touray was diagnosed with Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Jammeh's Magic Anti-Aids Potion Did Not Exist
[JusticeInfo.net] Yahya Jammeh claimed he would rule Gambia for a billion years. The head of State also claimed he would treat a range of diseases including asthma, infertility and HIV/AIDS. The later "treatment", which started in 2007, is now being brought back to the fore by testimonies before the country's Truth Commission. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVID-19: Smarter Response & Recovery Measures Can Help Preserve Human Rights in Africa
This article originally appeared in Africa Renewal—a UN publication focusing on African news and analysis. www.un.org/africarenewal.   Follow @IPSNewsUNBureau !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); The post COVID-19: Smarter Response & Recovery Measures Can Help Preserve Human Rights in Africa appeared first on Inter Press Service. Excerpt: “Social cohesion is bu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Angela Lusigi and Achievement Dhlakama Tags: Africa Aid Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Gambia: Lab Technician Brands Jammeh's HIV/Aids Treatment False
[The Point] Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) lab technician, Landing Momodou Faal, yesterday testified against former President Yahya Jammeh's HIV/AIDS Alternative Treatment in 2007, admitting there is no cure for the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: President Barrow Lifts State of Public Emergency
[Foroyaa] The Office of the President reminds the public that it has been five months since President Adama Barrow declared the first State of Public Emergency in The Gambia in accordance with the 1997 Constitution, to effectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Expert Says Jammeh's HIV & Aids Cure Claim Was False
[Foroyaa] A Lab technician under the Disease Control Department at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) in Banjul told the Truth Commission (TRRC) that former President Yahya Jammeh's HIV/AIDS Alternative Treatment Program (ATP) was false and meant to swindle people. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Witness Claims Jammeh Lied About HIV/Aids Treatment
[The Point] The TRRC protected witness who yesterday testified alleged that former President Yahya Jammeh had lied about his claims of HIV/AIDS treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Protected Witness Describes Jammeh's HIV & Aids Treatment As False
[Foroyaa] A protected witness Wednesday, 16th July 2020, described Yahya Jammeh's treatment programme as false since some of those who took the medicine and were said to have been cured by the latter, eventually died from HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: TRRC Witness Alleges People Died From Jammeh's HIV Treatment Programme
[Foroyaa] Fatou Jatta, a witness before the TRRC has alleged that nine people died from former President Yahya Jammeh's HIV Treatment Programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Woman Alleges Police Detention Caused Her 6-Month Pregnancy Loss
[The Point] Hawa Sowe, a resident of Sarah Debbo village in Central River Region's Upper Fulladu District said she lost her 6-month pregnancy following her 24-hour detention by the police in Bansang. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news