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Gambia:A Legacy of Lies - Seeking Justice for Jammeh's Bogus Aids Cure
[Bhekisisa] The victims of Gambia's former dictator's bogus cure are now seeking justice. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Anti-Tobacco Campaigners Sensitise Youth Groups On the Law
[Foroyaa] The anti-tobacco campaign group RAID the Gambia, recently organized a day's convergence for youth organisations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Foul Odour Emanates From Kotu Aqua Sanitary Field Kotu, Manjai Residents Complain
[Foroyaa] The residents of Kotu and environ, have complained of the terrible odour that emanates from the Sanitary field in the swamps near the hotel area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:NA Health Committee Holds Public Hearing On Mental Health
[Foroyaa] A public hearing under the aegis of the National Assembly Select Committee on Health involving stakeholders, was held on Thursday 5 April 2018, at the Faji Kunda Health Centre, to discuss the issue of Mental Health in the Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambian refugee, 14, develops a deadly condition after 'squatting for 3 days'
The 14-year-old made the perilous journey across the sea - which has killed up to 15,000 in the past four years - with 943 others in search of a better life. He eventually reached Sicily. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gambia:Doctors May Soon Return to Work
[Foroyaa] The Gambia Resident Doctors may soon return to work if their demands are met. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Doctors' Strike Founded On Real Issues
[Foroyaa] On the surface, the doctors' strike seems to be centred around remarks made by the health minister but when the wound is opened it becomes apparent that the doctors have real concerns and that the minister's remarks simply acted as a spark. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Health Minister Apologises to Doctors
[Foroyaa] The Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Saffie Lowe-Ceesay has finally apologised for comments she made about doctors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Gambia Surpasses Global Target On TB Treatment
[Foroyaa] The Information Minister Mr. Demba Ali Jawo, has confirmed that The Gambia has already surpassed the globally set target of 85% treatment success of tuberculosis (TB). Jawo made these responses on the 7th of March 2018, as he faced members of the media at his office in Kanifing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia:Gard Calls for Health Minister's Resignation
[Foroyaa] The Gambia Association of Resident Doctors (GARD) have reacted to the statements made by the Minister of Health and Social Welfare Mrs. Saffie Lowe Ceesay and published on Standard Newspaper. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rift Valley fever – Gambia
On 3 January 2018, the Ministry of Health (MoH), Senegal notified WHO of a case of Rift Valley fever, a 52-year-old Korean man who was a resident of Gambia. The case was reported from a hospital in Dakar. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Gambia:Medical Students Raise Concerns
[Foroyaa] The students of the University of the Gambia School of Medicine have raise concern and complained bitterly about the situation they are faced with at the country's highest Institution of learning. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Sharab Medical Center Receives Grant
[Foroyaa] Mr. Daisuke Enomoto, Second Secretary of the Japanese Embassy in The Gambia, on Tuesday 13th February 2018, presided over a signing ceremony dedicated for a grant for the execution of a project to supplying medical equipment to Sharab Medical Center . (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Gambia's Award of Excellence in Malaria Control
[Foroyaa] Joy Phumaphi, Executive Secretary of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance on Thursday 1st February 2018, in an interview with Foroyaa, said the African Leaders Malaria Alliance has given awards to six African countries including the Gambia for the sharp decline registered in malaria cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia:2nd International Forum On FGM/C Begins
[Foroyaa] The Wassu Foundation and its research center Wassu Gambia Kafo (WGK), have organized the II International Forum on FGM/C in The Gambia under the theme: Exploring Strategies and Good Practices - From Local to Global - Evidence Into Action. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Ageing Gambians Race for Justice Over Ex-Leader's Fake Aids Cure
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Banjul -The president had found a cure for AIDS. That was the news that reached Ousman Sowe, the head of a Gambian AIDS support network, one day in 2007. He was overjoyed. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Aging Gambians Race for Justice Over Ex-leader's Fake AIDS Cure Aging Gambians Race for Justice Over Ex-leader's Fake AIDS Cure
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Deadly experiment
Lamin Ceesay was lucky to survive when the Gambian president took away his drugs and tried to cure him with a paste of herbs. An unknown number died. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gambia:'Tanka Tanka' Receive Medication, Printing Materials
[Foroyaa] 'Tanka Tanka' Psychiatric Hospital, the only psychiatric referral hospital in the country, recently received medication and printing materials worth D15, 000. The items were donated by 'No Health without Mental Health' organization. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:'Health Facilities Must Be Equipped With Drugs' - Wuli West Nam
[Foroyaa] The National Assembly Member for Wuli West, Hon. Sidia Jatta has said that health facilities must be equipped with drugs to enable patients get treatment and be cured. The Wuli West NAM was speaking yesterday while adding his voice to the debate on the report of the National Assembly Select Committee on Health, after their tour of some of the health facilities within the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:'Former Government Deposited Monthly Subvention to JFT Hospital' GT Bank MD
[Foroyaa] Mr. Ayodele Bolaji, Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank, yesterday revealed to the 'Janneh' Commission that the former government used to deposit money in one of the Jammeh Foundation for Peace Hospital accounts on a monthly basis, as subvention for the hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:The State of Our Hospitals
[Foroyaa] As we move towards the first anniversary of the inauguration of President Barron, it is important to take stock of the state of our hospitals in the country. Generally, investigation has revealed that there is shortage of drugs and qualified personnel in our health facilities. It is therefore important to prepare and address these problems in order to upgrade the quality of life of our people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Poetic X Engages in Blood Donation
[Foroyaa] The Poetic X, a musical rap group has associated itself to the call to donate blood by persuading many people to donate blood in their large numbers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Na Select Committee On Health Visits Farafeni Hospital, Essau Major Health Center
[The Point] The National Assembly select committee on health on Tuesday visited Farafeni General Hospital as part of the countrywide tour of visiting hospitals and health facilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:NA Health Committee Resumes Visit
[Foroyaa] The National Assembly Health Committee as part of its ongoing tour of health facilities, visited Farafenni General Hospital. The CEO of the hospital, Wandifa Samateh, highlighted the inadequate human resources, bio medical equipment, drugs and medical supplies, health specialists and subventions inter alia, as his facility's major constraint. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Friendship Zone, DLEA Sensitises On Illicit Drugs
[Foroyaa] The Friendship Zone Association and the Drug Law Enforcement Agency (DLEA) have held a day long sensitisation campaign on the dangers of illicit drugs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:'Accessible, Affordable, Quality Health Service Delivery Are Our Priority'-Hon. Sillah
[Foroyaa] Hon. Ousman Sillah, Member for Banjul North and Chairperson of the National Assembly Select Committee on Health, said accessible, affordable and quality health service delivery are their main priorities. He made these remarks during his committee's visit to health facilities, starting with the Bundung Hospital, on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:76 Patients Undergo Cataract Operations At Karantaba
[The Point] At least 76 people have been offered a free operation with cataract at Kiang Karantaba Health Center, thanks to the partnership between Wanja Development Organisation (WDO) and the JALI Experience - a non-profitable organisation based in Sweden. The operation exercise attracted patients from within the catchment areas of the health center. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:NA Health Committee Engages Ministry
[Foroyaa] The National Assembly Select Committee on Health, as part of their nationwide tour of the health facilities, engaged the Ministry of Health to make presentation on the national health policy, strategic plans and detail report on the status of the public health delivery system countrywide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Women and Malnutrition in Africa
In conclusion, it is arguable that there are improved impacts on nutrition if agricultural interventions are targeted to women and when specific work is done around women’s empowerment (for example, through behaviour change communication), mediated through women’s time use, women’s own health and nutrition status, and women’s access to and control over resources as well as intrahousehold decision-making power. That this may be dismissed out of hand is not unlikely either, given the persistence of male dominance.The post Women and Malnutrition in Africa appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source:...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Raghav Gaiha and Vani Kulkarni Tags: Africa Aid Climate Change Food & Agriculture Gender Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Child supervision and burn outcome among admitted patients at major trauma hospitals in the Gambia - Sanyang E, Peek-Asa C, Young T, Fuortes L.
Burn-related injuries are a significant burden in children, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where more than 90% of burn-related pediatric deaths occur. Lack of adult supervision of children is a major risk for pediatric burn injur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Gambia:3 Syrian Doctors Resident At AU Villa Fly Home
[Foroyaa] Three International doctors from Syria, have flown back to their country few weeks ago. This information was disclosed to this medium by their fellow Syrian doctor who preferred anonymity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Drug Addiction and Health, Drug Abuse, Addiction, and the Brain
[The Point] Drug addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences to the drug addict and those around them. Drug addiction is a brain disease because the abuse of drugs leads to changes in the structure and function of the brainbox 15, 2016 (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Former Circumcizer Explains Reasons for Chucking Up Circumcision
[Foroyaa] Former circumciser and FGM practitioner, Aja Babung Sidibeh Diab, asserted that she has stopped the inhumane practice of FGM, because she observed it caused more harm than good to women and girls. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Kuntaur Major Health Center Theatre Dysfunctional
[Foroyaa] Mr. Ensa Jarju, a registered Nurse stationed at the Kuntaur Major health Center, in the Central River Region (CRR North), has told journalists that the health Center's theatre, is not functional because there is no Medical Doctor to use the facility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

These Are the Favorites to Win the Nobel Peace Prize 2017
Pope Francis, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Syrian White Helmets and the architects of the Iran nuclear deal are among the oddsmakers’ favorites to win this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, which is due to be announced on Friday. The award is given annually to a person or people who “shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses”. The official list of nominations remains a secret, however the committee has said that there are 318 nominees. Here are the top candidates, base...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Billy Perrigo Tags: Uncategorized angela merkel Iran Nuclear Agreement Nobel Peace Prize nobel peace prize 2017 Pope Francis white helmets Source Type: news

Gambia: Four Day Capacity Building Workshop for NCC Members
[Foroyaa] The Food Safety and Quality Authority (FSQA) in collaboration with AU IBAR, has embarked on a four-day training workshop in capacity building for members of the National Codex Committee (NCC). The workshop is to enhance the capacities of NCC members on their understanding of the three international organizations that set procedures and they are The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), Codex Alimentations Commission and the World Organization of Animal Health (OIE). The four-day capacity buildi (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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