Gambia: 'Gambia Yet to Have Specialised Drug Treatment Facility
[The Point] Ousman Saidyba, public relations officer and head of Drug Demand Reduction Unit at the Drug Law Enforcement Agency - The Gambia (DLEAG), has said that: "The Gambia, a country where most youth are engaged in drug use, is yet to have a special drug treatment facility." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Covax, the Developing World ’ s Hope against COVID, Has Made It Only Halfway
Delivery of syringes for the vaccination campaign in El Salvador. Latin American countries have made steady progress in immunizing their populations, partly through direct negotiations between their governments and suppliers and partly through international cooperation. CREDIT: PAHO By Humberto MárquezCARACAS, Jan 20 2022 (IPS) The Covax initiative, the hope of the countries of the developing South to immunize their populations against COVID-19, only met half of its goals in 2021. And as 2022 begins, and the omicron variant of the virus is spreading fast, the scheme still depends on the decisions of pharmaceutical compani...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Humberto Marquez Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations COVAX COVID-19 vaccines Source Type: news

Cardi B offers to pay the burial costs for all 17 people killed in Bronx fire
The Grammy-winning rapper, who is from the New York borough, will fund repatriation of victims to be buried in the Gambia #cardib #gambia #bronx #rapper (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gambia: People Lament Bed Shortage At Infant Ward 2
[The Point] People accompanying patients at the Infant Ward 2 at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul have lamented bed scarcity at the country's main referral hospital, something that forced two people sharing one bed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Cuban Health Professionals in Gambia Applauded for Their Work
[The Point] Banjul, Jan 16th, 2022- A group of health professionals that concluded their mission in The Gambia were last Friday honoured by the leadership of the Cuban Medical Brigade (BMC) in The Gambia for their humanitarian work. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Floriculture Sector Grumbles Due to Covid-19
[The Point] A sector that is mostly affected by Covid-19 is tourism and its vendors. Businesses have gone dry and some still continue struggling with low income gain at the end of each day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Childfund Hands Over Mosquito Nets for Children, Pregnant Women
[The Point] ChildFund The Gambia last Friday handed over 16,000 LLIN mosquito bed nets to regional health directorates at a ceremony held at Sama Kairo Federation in Brikama. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 17, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Distinguished and Congratulated Cuban Health Professionals in the Gambia
[The Point] Banjul, Jan 16th. - A group of health professionals that concludes their mission in the Gambia was distinguished last friday by the leadership of the Cuban Medical Brigade (BMC) here, and entertained by the authorities of the Central Hospital of this capital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

China Opens Embassy in Nicaragua for First Time since 1990 after Taiwan Ties Cut
By Genevieve Donnellon-MayAUSTRALIA, Jan 10 2022 (IPS) For the first time since 1990, China has (re)opened an embassy in Managua, Nicaragua, less than a month after Nicaragua cut ties with Taiwan. The (re)opening of the embassy on January 1, 2022 comes amidst the backdrop of US-China tensions, particularly over trade and Taiwan, as well as worsening Cross-Straits relations. Genevieve Donnellon-MayChina and Nicaragua officially (re)established diplomatic relations last month. On December 10, Asia time, diplomatic relations between China and Nicaragua were officially established. The official “Joint Communiqué on the Res...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Genevieve Donnellon-May Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Economy & Trade Headlines TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Approved COVID-19 vaccines and countries and territories with approved proof of vaccination, Department for Transport and DHSC (updated 10th January 2022)
Approved vaccines and list of countries and territories with approved COVID-19 proof of vaccination for travel to England. 10 January 2022Novavax (Nuvaxovid and Covovax) added to list of approved vaccines. 5 January 2022Bhutan, Cameroon, Cote d ' Ivoire, Cyprus northern, Fiji, The Gambia, Iraq, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Solomon Islands and Uzbekistan will be added to this list 4am Monday 10 January. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Approved COVID-19 vaccines and countries and territories with approved proof of vaccination, DHSC (Updated 5th January 2022)
Approved vaccines and list of countries and territories with approved COVID-19 proof of vaccination for travel to England. 5 January 2022 Bhutan, Cameroon, Cote d ' Ivoire, Cyprus northern, Fiji, The Gambia, Iraq, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Solomon Islands and Uzbekistan will be added to this list 4am Monday 10 January. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gambia: Gamtel/Gamcel Supports 1st Born Babies With D75,000
[The Point] The management of Gamtel/Gamcel through Fatoumatta Bah Barrow Foundation has given D25 thousand dalasi and baby hampers to each of the first three babies of the year 2022 at three different hospitals within the Greater Banjul Area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 5, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: WHO - Omicron Is Spreading Faster Than Any Other Covid Variant!
[The Point] The World Health Organization on Tuesday warned the new Covid-19 omicron variant is spreading faster than any previous strain, and it is probably present in most countries of the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Ministry of Health Reacts to Corruption Allegation
[The Point] Press release : It has come to our attention with stark disappointment and disgust about the publisher's intent of malicious and smear campaign against the Ministry of Health." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Good Morning Mr. President-Elect - On TRRC Findings, Reparations & Covid-19
[The Point] Mr. President-elect the findings on criminal liability from the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC), as part of their report, the Commission has made a number of findings on human rights violations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news