Gambia: Gambia Red Cross, UN Volunteers Support 11 Families With First Aid Boxes
[The Point] The Gambia Red Cross Society (GRCS), the main First Aid provider in The Gambia last Friday in collaboration with the United Nations Volunteers distributed First Aid boxes to 11 flood affected families currently hosted at the Friendship Hostel in Bakau. The presentation ceremony was held at the Friendship Hostel. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 28, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Over 200 Inmates, Prison Officers Vaccinated Against Covid-19
[The Point] Over 200 inmates and prison officers have been vaccinated against covid-19, according to the director general of the Gambia Prison Service (GPS). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: A Unique Role - Gambian Entertainers Influence Fans to Get Covid-19 Jabs
[The Point] Local entertainers have disclosed that they used music to positively influence followers to get vaccinated against Covid-19, according to those who spoke to The Point. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Govt Gets 1st Ever Medical Oxygen Plant
[The Point] The Gambia has started generating medical oxygen from an oxygen plant within government facilities, according to an announcement by the management of the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH). This marks the first time of such achievement in the country's history. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: CPA Dismayed By Death of Over 40 Children, 60 Affected By Aki
[The Point] On the margins of growing concerns of deaths and health complication posed by kidney problems in The Gambia, the Child Protection Alliance (CPA) has made it known that it has received with 'grave concern' the death of over 40 children and 60 more affected by the Acute Kidney Injuries (AKI). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Serrekunda Health Centre Inaugurates New Sanitary Facility
[The Point] Serrekunda Health Centre last Monday inaugurated a new toilet facility at a ceremony held at the facility in Serrekunda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Dire Situation of Food, Nutritional Insecurity Facing Gambia Exacerbated
[The Point] The National disaster Management Agency of The Gambia has warned that the already dire situation of food and nutrition insecurity in The Gambia has been worsened. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia, Senegal Ranked By HRW Among Countries Protecting Pregnant Girls, Adolescents' Right to Education
[The Point] Human Rights Watch, global rights body with offices in various countries across the world, has ranked The Gambia among countries protecting pregnant girls' and adolescents' right to education and learning. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia to Commemorate Sickle Cell Awareness Month
[The Point] The Gambia Sickle Cell Association would commemorate Sickle Cell Awareness Month starting 3rd September 2022. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Nurses Bantaba Extends Benevolence to Serrekunda Health Centre
[The Point] The Original Nurses Bantaba Foundation, a charity last Friday presented non-medical supplies to the maternity ward of Serrekunda Health Centre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Health Ministry Vows to Deal With 'Dubious Practices' On E-Birth
[The Point] Modou Njai, the director of Health Promotion and Education has stated that the Ministry of Health has learned with "dismay" the conduct of certain officers in the ongoing National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), and electronic Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (eCRVS) as dubious, adding anyone found wanting will be dealt with. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Over 200 Teachers Undergoing Comprehensive Health Education Training
[The Point] At least 210 teachers are currently undergoing training in the trainer's program on Comprehensive Health Education (CHE) at the NaNA Complex in Bakau. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: EFSTH, KGH And Others Boosted to Address Shortage of Oxygen
[The Point] Banjul Oxygen, one of the leading oxygen producers and a Gambian owned company has extended its benevolent gesture to the county's main referral hospital - Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) in Banjul and the Kanifing General Hospital (KGH) in the Kanifing Municipality with the donation of 35 bottles of oxygen. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Paying a Price - On Monkeypox Outbreak!
[The Point] Vaccines and anti-virals for monkeypox must be made available in endemic countries in Africa. In three weeks since the first case of monkeypox infection was confirmed on May 7 in the U.K. in a person who had just arrived from Nigeria (where the outbreak has been continuing since September 2017) the virus has spread to at least 21 countries and infected 226 people, mainly in Europe and North America. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Sare Gubu Basirou Youth Offers Free Medical Services to Over 400 People
[The Point] Sare Gubu Basirou Students Association (SGSA) in partnership with Sare Gubu Diaspora and the Village Youth Development Association (SAGYDA) last Saturday offered free medical services to over 477 people in the village and its satellite communities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news