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Gambia: Drugs Worth D2.9 Million Handed to Ministry of Health
[Foroyaa] FASDEP and Central Project Coordinating Unit (CPCU), through the Ministry of Agriculture, have handed over Antibiotic drugs to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, through National Nutrition Agency (NaNA), for further transmission to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. The event was held on Wednesday 30th August 2017, at the Central Medical Stores in Kotu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: One Hospitalised, As Armed Robbers Hit Two Villages in Nbr
[Daily Observer] The North Bank Region (NBR) of The Gambia, being one of the regions prone to armed robbery has again been hit with robbery after armed robbers broke into shops, and made their ways out with cash in separate attacks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Cabinet Discuss Health, International Cooperation, Others
[Foroyaa] Gambian President Adama Barrow and members of his cabinet, converged at their fifth sitting on 9th August 2017. Their convergence was toreview government policies for the health sector, international cooperation, and petroleum matters. The cabinet convergence was held at the president's Fajara office, according to a statement from the presidency on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Health Minister Presides Over Joint External Evaluation Forum
[Daily Observer] The minister of Health and Social Welfare Saffie Lowe-Ceesay Monday presided over the orientation of stakeholders on the joint external evaluation of the International Health Regulation 2005, Core Capacities and integrated disease Surveillance and Response System in The Gambia at a local hotel in Kolloli. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: '48 Percent of Children Exclusively Breastfed' - Health Minister
[Foroyaa] Minister Saffie Lowe-Ceesay said in the Gambia, 99% of young children are breastfed; that 52% are breastfed within an hour of birth and that 48% are exclusively-breastfed up to the time they are weaned. The Health Minister made these remarks at the 25th annual celebration of World Breastfeeding Day, as the Gambia joined the international community on 2nd August 2017, to celebrate the day at a local Hotel in the Senegambia area. The theme for this year's celebration was: "Sustaining breastfeeding Together" (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 8, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: Former Health Minister Received Award of Excellence
[Daily Observer] The West African College of Nursing Secretariat based in Nigeria recently conferred an award of excellence to the former Health Minister Mr. Omar Sey. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Community Health Nurses Trained On Nutrition Education
[Daily Observer] At least 20 Community Health Nurses drawn from across Lower River Region on recently completed a three-day capacity building at the Trans-Gambia Lodge at Pakalinding, Lower River Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: GFF's Medic Bags Diploma in Football Medicine
[Foroyaa] GFF News -Gambia's Karamo B Touray is recognized by world football governing body ( FIFA ) at the end of his acquisition for knowledge in Football medicine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Health Minister Visits Health Facilities in Urr
[Daily Observer] The minister of Health and Social Welfare Saffie Lowe-Ceesay and her Senior Management Team as part of their familiarisation tour to the health facilities and regions last Saturday visited Basse District Hospital, Chinese Mango Clinic and the Regional Health Management Team in the Upper River Region (URR). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Lawmakers Approve USD25 Million Grant On Health, Reforms
[Daily Observer] Lawmakers yesterday at the second ordinary session of the National Assembly approved a grant of USDM25.200, 000 for Health, state enterprises and fiscal efficiency. They also endorsed USDM30.800, 000 loan for the same said purposes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sydney Cohen obituary
My father, Sydney Cohen, a scientist with a deep love of nature, who has died aged 95, developed from his South African education and wide travels in Africa a determination to vanquish malaria, the continent ’s scourge.His pursuit of a vaccine led, in 1961, to a landmark paper in Nature, co-written withIan McGregor, that found that immunoglobulin from immune Gambian adults had an anti-parasitic effect when administered to infected children. While variation in parasites has precluded to this day an effective vaccine against all strains of malaria, Sydney was one of the first to show that successful vaccination was pos...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 25, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Roger Cohen Tags: Malaria South Africa Medical research Source Type: news

Gambia: Health Minister Embarks On Nationwide Familiarization Tour
[Daily Observer] The minister of Health and Social Welfare, Saffie Lowe Ceesay accompanied by her Senior Management Team on Thursday began a nationwide familiarization tour of health facilities in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Malaria Admission Rate Has Drastically Reduced in All Health Facilities - Health Officials
[Daily Observer] Health officials in the country have confirmed that the admission rate of malaria cases has drastically reduced in all health facilities in the country, attributing it to the country's scale up efforts to totally eradicate malaria in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Health Minister Vows Not to Compromise Her Oath
[Daily Observer] The minister of Health and Social Welfare has expressed dissatisfaction on the manner the Serekunda General Hospital treats patients and vowed that she would not compromise her three oaths of office, secrecy and allegiance as minister of Health of the Republic of The Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Security Personnel Trained On HIV and Aids
[The Point] Almost 40 security officers from all the administrative regions in the country have ended a three-day training on HIV and AIDS prevention and its linkages with Gender Based violence, protective policing and Human Rights for the reduction of new infection. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: African Countries Like Gambia Must Try New Strategies to End Malaria
[The Aspen Institute] Malaria is a monster. I was 12 years old the first time I contracted cerebral malaria. After several days of staying in bed unwell without receiving proper treatment from my boarding school dispensary, one night I woke up delirious, screaming and shouting. I had to be restrained by my brother and classmates. By the time I was rushed to a local hospital in Eastern Kenya, I was in a coma. While I survived, hundreds of thousands of people die from malaria each year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Who, Others Recognize Gambia's Accelerated Progress Towards Malaria Elimination
[Daily Observer] In The Gambia, the successes achieved in malaria prevention and control has been enormous and has been recognized both regionally and globally, says WHO Country Representative Professor Jean Marie Dangou. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Poised to Become 4th Country to Eliminate Malaria
[Daily Observer] The minister of Health and Social Welfare Saffie Lowe Ceesay has stated that The Gambia is poised to become the fourth country to eliminate malaria within its boarder, adding that more resources and collaboration is required to reach these monumental achievements. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: The Country On Funding Drive to Become First Sub-Saharan Nation Free of Malaria
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -"This last mile is the most difficult - we need more support to sustain the gains we have made yet donors often turn their attention elsewhere as cases drop" (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Govt to Launch Tobacco Control Act 2016
[Foroyaa] The Gambia will, on the 18 July 2017, launched the Tobacco Control Act 2016(TCA), at the Arch 22 in Banjul and also present 'World No Tobacco Day awards' to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs and the National Assembly of the Gambia respectively. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Nears 'Last Mile' of Malaria Elimination
[Daily Observer] Through international investment and a strong Gambian-led campaign, The Gambia has seen a significant drop in the prevalence of malaria and of new infections of the disease. With a prevalence of only 0.2 percent, the country can now see a clear path to 'no new cases' of malaria by the year 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Free Surgery Operation At Soma Health Centre in September
[Foroyaa] This is to inform the general public that there will be free surgical operations by a group of Spanish Doctors, to be held at the Soma Health Centre, in September, 2017. The group has three teams of specialist doctors that comprise burn, eye and plastic surgeon specialists. The operations will be carried out free of charge and if one is also admitted, feeding will be taken care of by them. Free transport will be provided for those coming from the Kombo area and after the operation; patients will be refunde (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Standard Neurology Protocols Improve Emergency Management in Resource-poor Settings Standard Neurology Protocols Improve Emergency Management in Resource-poor Settings
Neurological emergencies in resource-poor settings are better managed when standard operating procedures (SOP) are used, according to a new study from Gambia.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Gambia: The Man Behind the U.S.$27 Million Clinic
[The Point] The construction of Gambia's first specially designed, international standard hospital in the Tourism Development Area has started in earnest but not much is known about the man behind this live-changing initiative in The Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Post-Crisis Response to Food and Nutrition Insecurity Project Launched
[Daily Observer] The Post-Crisis Response to Food and Nutrition Insecurity Project was on Thursday launched in The Gambia at a hotel in Senegambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Committed to Ending Open-Defecation
[The Point] The Director of Health Promotion and Education Unit at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Modou Njai, has said The Gambia is committed to ending open-defecation in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia's Influence in Medical Research Goes Beyond Borders
[Daily Observer] Professor Umberto D'Alessandro, director of the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia (MRCG) has described The Gambia as a small country but that its influence in terms of medical research goes beyond its borders. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Is At a Very Promising Time - WB Snr. Nutrition Specialist
[Daily Observer] A World Bank senior nutrition specialist has yesterday revealed that The Gambia is currently in a very promising time for growth and development and nutritional improvement is one of the fundamental aspect that the World Bank would continue to closely work with the government, which they view as an important priority. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Int'l Health Partners Donates Drugs to Farafeni General Hospital
[The Point] Farafenni General Hospital recently received a consignment of drugs (Doctors' Pack) from International Health Partners UK through Mae Winterton, the founder and coordinator of Schools for The Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Risk factors for road traffic injuries among different road users in the Gambia - Sanyang E, Peek-Asa C, Bass P, Young TL, Daffeh B, Fuortes LJ.
We examined di... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Gambia: Under Nutrition Kills 2.6 Million Under Five Children Annually
[Foroyaa] The Programme Manager, Food and Nutrition Security, EU Delegation, The Gambia, Darrell Sexstone, has said that 2.6 million children under the age of five die every year as a result of under nutrition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: AAITG Organise Open Field Day On HIV/Aids
[Daily Observer] The Local Right Programme (LRP8), a project under Action Aid International The Gambia, Kudang Office, over the weekend organised an open field day on HIV/AIDS at Kudang village, in Niamina East District, in CRR South. The aim of the open HIV/AIDS field day was a forum used to discuss about HIV, mode of transmission, prevention and how to avoid stigma and discrimination of people living with HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Over 1 Million Gambians Lack Sanitation - Health Minister
[The Point] More than 1 million people in The Gambia lack access to basic sanitation, the Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Saffie Lowe-Ceesay, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: 32 Patients Undergo Medical Surgery At Sheerab Medical Center
[Daily Observer] At least 32 patients with different ailments have successful undergo Medical Surgery at the Sheerab Medical Center in Kanifing. The medical surgery, which commenced from the 26th to 3rd May 2017, was facilitated by DirectAid The Gambia in collaboration with Africa Muslim Agency. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambian Journalists React to World Press Freedom Day
[Daily Observer] Gambian Journalists across the country have expressed delight in the manner they celebrated this year's World Press Freedom Day in the country compared to the previous years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 5, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: Health Ministry, Who Launch 2015-2020 Monitoring Plan, Health Indicator Booklet
[Daily Observer] The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in partnership with the World Health Organization, Gambia Office, Friday launched the first National Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (NM&EP) for 2015-2020 and the National Health Sector Indicator Booklet (NHSIB). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Workplace violence against nurses in the Gambia: mixed methods design - Sisawo EJ, Ou édraogo SYYA, Huang SL.
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence, perpetrators and factors associated with workplace violence against nurses in public secondary health care facilities from two health regions in the Gambia. METHODS: Data was collected... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Gambia: PS Ceesay Says Malaria Control Requires Joint Partnership
[Daily Observer] Dawda Ceesay, the permanent secretary at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare has stated that Malaria control requires joint partnership, as the task for Malaria control is colossal but it has to be tackled head on by the Gambian population. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: FAO and Partners Commit to Improve Gambia's Nutritional Status
[The Point] FAO and partners commit to harness the potentials of Sustainable Food Fortification to improve the nutritional status of The Gambian populace. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Barrow Embarks On Three-Nation Tour
[The Point] The Gambian leader, President Adama Barrow, yesterday, Wednesday, began an official visit to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ghana. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: UTG Observes World Malaria Day
[The Point] The Educational Theatre Programme (ETP) at the University of The Gambia (UTG) yesterday observed World Malaria Day under the Theme: "Understand and Prevent Malaria", at an event held at the Gambia College, Brikama Campus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Dutch Couple Donate Medical Items to Gambian Health Centres
[The Point] A couple from Holland, Mr Bert Grandiek and his wife, Diny Swart, recently presented medical equipment to various health centres within The Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: GAMCOTRAP Sensitises Circumcisers
[Foroyaa] In its bid to accelerate the abandonment of FGM, the Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices and Affecting the Health of Women and Children (GAMCOTRAP) will conduct its first activity for 50 circumcisers and their assistants in Essau village in the Lower Niumi District from 27 to 29 March 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

US surgeons remove 6-pound tumor from Gambian girl's mouth
A 12-year-old girl from the West African nation of Gambia is expected to leave the United States next week after surgeons successfully removed a 6-pound tumor from her mouth (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Gambia: The Gambia - HIV Patients Recount Herbal Treatment Under Jammeh
[Al Jazeera] Former president Yahya Jammeh claimed he could cure people suffering from HIV and AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: UNFPA Boosts Health Ministry With Vehicles Worth Over D2 Million
[The Point] The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) country office in The Gambia yesterday handed over two new Toyota double-cabin pickups worth over D2 million to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: UNFPA Recognises Nigeria, Gambia Banning Female Genital Mutilation
[Premium Times] The UN Fund for Population Activities, UNFPA, says Nigeria and The Gambia are among the countries that have outlawed the harmful practice of female genital mutilation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Dropping the knife: One woman joins the fight for women ’s rights in the Gambia
Language EnglishJAJANBUREH, The Gambia – For years, Aja Babung Sidibeh would gathered girls together in the Central River Region of the Gambia and prepared them to take part in an initiation rite. The girls would come stay with her until a circumciser arrived to cut them – a practice known asfemale genital mutilation (FGM). (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

The Gambia girl has mouth tumor removed in New York
Jannet Sylva, 12, from The Gambia had had a tumor growing inside her mouth for the last three years. It had grown to the size of a grapefruit, but doctors successfully removed it and she is now recovering. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When Men and Women Differ
By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog Besides the obvious physical differences, science is beginning to tease out some significant biological differences between men and women that have implications for women's health. A call to action was the measles vaccine that the World Health Organization suddenly had to withdraw after the deaths of infant girls increased but not boys. The cause remains unclear, but it served as a wakeup call to science to pay attention to gender differences when evaluating or testing drugs or vaccines. Fifteen years ago, it was discovered that women infected with HIV, are usually infected by ma...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 25, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news