Gambia: Covid-19 Media Grant Committee Disburses Additional D1 Millon to Community Radios
[The Point] The management committee of the Covid_19 media grant set up by the Government has disbursed an additional one million dalasis (D1,000,000) financial support to the eight community radio stations across The Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Good Morning Mr. President - the Covid-19 Third Wave
[The Point] Mr. President, the 3rd wave of the COVID-19 is not sparing The Gambia as we are seeing the number of positive cases and deaths rapidly increasing by the day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: EU Allocates Over D12 Millionin Aid to Windstorm Victims
[The Point] Banjul, 22 July 2021 - In response to the windstorm which hit The Gambia earlier this month, the European Union is providing ?200,000 (12,053,000 Gambian Dalasis) in humanitarian funding to assist the most affected people. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: MoH Reveals Gambia Records 16,000 Deaths in 2018 On Ncd
[The Point] During a presentation on Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) quarterly media briefing on Friday 23 July 2021 at the central medical store in Kotu, Seyfo Singateh, the senior programme officer, NCD, revealed that in 2018 Gambia had recorded 16,000 deaths on NCDs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Records 11 New Covid-19 Related Deaths
[Foroyaa] The Gambia has over the weekend registered eleven (11) new COVID-19-related deaths, bringing the total number of deaths since March 2020 to two hundred and eight. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: VP Touray Says Govt Remains Committed to Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights
[Foroyaa] The Gambia's Vice President, Dr. Isatou Touray, on 11th July 2021 said the promotion of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights remain a national priority for the government, especially given its significance in sustainable development. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 26, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: The American People Donate 304,000 Vaccine Doses to the Gambia
[The Point] As President Joseph R. Biden committed earlier this year, vaccines donated by the American people have arrived in The Gambia. On July 20, 151,200 doses of Johnson& Johnson COVID-19 single-shot vaccine donated by the United States government arrived in The Gambia, the first tranche in an initial donation of over 304,000 doses. This single-dose vaccine has proven highly effective in preventing serious illness from the COVID-19 virus. We are pleased to partner with the African Union, COVAX, WHO, and UNIC (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: U.S. Officials - Vaccines Being Delivered to Djibouti, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Gambia, and Senegal
[State Department] Transcript: Special Online Briefing - Gayle E. Smith, State Department Coordinator for Global COVID-19 Response and Health Security; and Akunna Cook, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Concerns Mount As More People Testing Positive for Covid-19 Gambia
[The Point] The Ministry of Health says in a news release that The Gambia is currently experiencing a rapid increase in the number of people testing positive for COVID-19, and thus causing concern. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Good Morning Mr. President - Social Media, Covid-19, Tobaski
[The Point] Mr. President, we would to sympathise with all the victims of the recent windstorms that destroyed a lot of houses and killed about 10 people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Women Lives Matters Condemns Baba Jah's Comment On Maternal Death
[The Point] Women Lives Matters, a movement established to fight for the safe labour and delivery of women in The Gambia has strongly rebutted what it called the "false and malicious" statement of Baba Jah against women who died during labour. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Faces Double Burden of Malnutrition
[The Point] Malang N. Fofana, a programme manager at the National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) has disclosed that The Gambia is going to experience a double burden of malnutrition, whereby obesity and overweight co-exist alongside under-nutrition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Upstate Faculty Member Named As a Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences
[The Point] Alaji Bah, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Upstate Medical University has been named as a 2021 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences, the Pew Charitable Trusts announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: The Tragedy of Dependence
[Foroyaa] When the first vaccines arrived on Gambian soil the ministry of health had to do a lot of advocacy to convince people to vaccinate. It did not take long for many to become convinced and took their first jab. Today the public is informed the quantity of vaccines that arrived has now been exhausted. More assistance is expected to ensure that those who took their first jab will get their second. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: UNFPA Representative Calls for Action On 'No Woman Should Die Giving Life'
[Foroyaa] Kunle Adeniyi, the Country Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in the Gambia, has called for action to ensure that 'no woman dies while trying to give birth'. Adeniyi said made this call during the end of a twelve day campaign dubbed: "I Am for Zero". According to Adeniyi, the campaign is a platform that seeks to promote the realization of UNFPA's three transformative results: zero unmet need for family planning; zero preventable maternal death; zero gender-based violence; and harm (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 25, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: Striving to Curb Malaria - Rotary District Launches Two Fogging Machines
[Foroyaa] Rotary International and Rotary in District 9101 in their commitment to eliminate malaria for good, in the Gambia, has on Thursday 17th June 2021 launched and handed over two fogging Machines to the Ministry of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia to Observe World Sickle Cell Day
[The Point] The Gambia Sickle Cell Association will on Saturday join the rest of the world to celebrate World Sickle Cell day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Covid-19 - Us Rates Gambia Lowest Risk Country
[The Point] Press release (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Update - 38, 429 People Vaccinated Against Covid-19
[Foroyaa] Gambian health authorities have over the weekend indicated that thirty-eight thousand four hundred and twenty-nine people have so far received the 1st and 2nd doses of AstraZeneca vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: UNFPA Commences Campaign to End Unmet Needs for Family Planning
[Foroyaa] The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has on Friday, 10th of June, 2021 kick-started a campaign in a bid to end the unmet needs for family planning and others in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Rainbow Foundation Supports Bulock Health Facility
[The Point] Rainbow Foundation, a donor foundation established by a Netherland businessman and philanthropist, for the past three years has constructed a health center at Bullock village and over the weekend inaugurated four-bedroom apartments for the nurses of the Centre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: SBN Ends Training On Processing, Labeling, Food Safety
[The Point] Members of Sun Business Network Gambia Chapter recently concluded a two-day capacity building on nutrition, processing, labeling, food safety and standard in business operations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Saudi Arabia to Limit Hajj Pilgrimage This Year to 60,000 Citizens and Residents
[The Point] RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said it will limit registration for this year's Hajj pilgrimage to citizens and residents of the Kingdom in light of the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: How the Gambia Beat an Infection That Causes Blindness
[The Conversation Africa] The government of The Gambia recently announced that the country had eliminated trachoma, a highly contagious eye disease, after years of hard work by health workers, nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) and communities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Among Names in British Amber List
[The Point] In spite of the quest of Ministry of Tourism and Culture and its satellite institutions and other stakeholders' efforts to get tourism sector in the country back to normalcy, still The Gambia remains among the countries in the British Amber list as a result of Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Impact of Covid-19 On Gambia's Legal Aid Agency
[Foroyaa] The battering of the COVID-19 pandemic on the lives and livelihoods of Gambians has not gone unnoticed. The negative impact of the pandemic has not spared the National Agency for Legal Aid (NALA) the Gambia's only legal aid institution. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Twenty-Five New Contacts of the Indian Covid-19 Variant Traced
[Foroyaa] Health Authorities have on Thursday 3rd June 2021 said they have traced Twenty-five new contacts of the Indian variant and they are monitoring them since the first cases were identified. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Triplets' Mom Solicits Financial Support
[The Point] Kodou Phillott, a resident of Lamin Daranka, who recently gave birth to triplets, is seeking urgent financial support to address family needs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 4, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: It's Time to End the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health!
[The Point] Every dollar invested in scaling up treatment for depression and anxiety - the two most common mental health disorders - can generate a return of $4 in terms of improved wellbeing and increased ability to work. But the most important step toward improving mental health will be to make access to care routine and unremarkable. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Foundation Commits to Ending Stigma, Discrimination in Mental Health
[The Point] Tommy Town Foundation, a local charity has expressed its resolve and commitment to ending stigmatisation and discrimination associated with mental health in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: CRR - Unwanted Pregnancies, Early Marriage Force Girls Out of School During Covid-19
[The Point] Numerous female students have dropped out from schools in the Central River Region of The Gambia as a result of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19); The Point has been reliably informed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Ripple Effects of Covid-19 On Gambia's Paralympics
[The Point] The coronavirus pandemic has left no stone unturned and The Gambia National Paralympics Committee (GNPC) and persons with disability are no exceptions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Audit Office Blames MoH for Failure to Meet Maternal Mortality Rate
[The Point] Highlighting it's Performance Audit on Emergency Obstetric Care in Public Health Facilities, the National Audit Office, at a press conference yesterday blamed the Ministry of Health (MoH) for failure to meet Maternal Mortality Rate targets in the country over the years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 28, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: Father of One-Year-Old Infant Seeks Medical Assistance for His Son
[Foroyaa] The father of one Alagie Mod Sallah, a 1-year-old infant residing in Sukuta Nema, Kanifing Municipality, is seeking medical assistance for his child to go for treatment overseas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Study - Tourism, Fisheries Badly Affected By Covid-19
[The Point] A study by a Ghana-based firm on the impact of Covid-19 on the natural resources sector has shown that the tourism and fisheries in The Gambia have been badly affected by the global corona virus pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Start Now Trains Teachers On Technology to Support Visually Impaired Students
[The Point] Start Now Organisation recently trained teachers on accessible and inclusive education for educators with assistive technology to support visually impaired students in The Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Covid-19 - Gambia Registers 3 New Cases
[The Point] The Gambia has registered 3 new positive coronavirus cases taking the total number of COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the country to 5,978. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Records One New Covid-19 Related Death, 4 New Cases
[Foroyaa] The Gambia over the weekend recorded one new COVID-19-related death, bringing the total number of deaths since March 2020 to one hundred and seventy-eight (178). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Wanted: Transparency & Accountability in Pandemic-Related Spending
Under the UN-backed COVAX initiative, UNICEF ships COVID-19 vaccine syringes from a warehouse in Dubai Logistics City, United Arab Emirates. And as the world continues to grapple with the health and economic crisis sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN and Islamic Development Bank have teamed up to help the most vulnerable. May 2021. Credit: UNICEF/Ruel PableoBy Chady El Khoury, Jiro Honda, Johan Mathisen, and Etienne Yehoue*WASHINGTON DC, May 21 2021 (IPS) Governments around the world are playing a crucial role in providing lifelines to people and firms to help combat the pandemic and its economic fallout. To support t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Chady El Khoury - Jiro Honda - Johan Mathisen and Etienne Ye Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Gambia: Gorrgui Mboge Blamed in Incident That Claimed 6 Pregnancies
[The Point] Hon. Ousman Ceesay of Sabach Sanjal, Fatou Secka, and Marget Touray blamed the ex-commander of the Anti-Crime Unit, Gorgui Mboob for the arrest, detention and tortures of Sabach Njien villagers, which resulted in pregnancy loss of six women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Grcs Celebrates World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
[The Point] The Gambia Red Cross Society (GRCS) on Saturday 8th May 2021 celebrated World Red Cross and Red Crescent Days at its Headquarters in Kanifing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Covid-19 - Gambia Registers 59 New Cases
[The Point] The Gambia has registered 59 new positive coronavirus cases, bringing the total cases ever confirmed in the country since the confirmation of the first case in March 2020 to 5, 564. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Vaccinates 22,833 People Against Covid-19
[Foroyaa] Health authorities have on Monday 3rd May 2021 indicated that twenty-two thousand, eight hundred and thirty-three (22,833) people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 as of 27th April 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia's Trachoma-Free Status 'Sets Example for Africa'
[SciDev.Net] Nairobi -- Gambia has eliminated trachoma as a public health problem, offering hope to other African countries trying to eradicate the painful eye disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Records One New Covid-19 Death, 3 New Cases
[Foroyaa] The Gambia has on Monday 3rd May 2020 registered one new COVID-19-related death, bringing the total number of deaths since March 2020 to one hundred and seventy-five. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Who, Republic of Korea Donate Lifesaving Supplies to Gambia
[The Point] As the world continues to battle with the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Republic of Korea on Monday presented lifesaving equipment and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test kits for COVID-19 to the Government of The Gambia through the Ministry of Health as part of Covid-19 response. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Covid-19 & Public Safety - Gambia Records Unprecedented Cases of GBV
[The Point] Since the country recorded its first coronavirus case in The Gambia on 17th March 2020, there's been public concern about reports of increased Gender Based Violence (GBV) cases in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Reality Check On Covid-19 Vaccines
[Foroyaa] Vaccination is a means of producing immunity against a disease before it invades one's body by strengthening the natural defence mechanisms of the body which empowers the immune system to be able to resist infection. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Govt Eliminates Trachoma, a Leading Cause of Blindness Worldwide
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Addis Ababa -- Small West African nation follows Ghana in successfully eradicating the painful eye disease, which still affects people in more than 40 countries (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Gambia becomes second African state to end trachoma
Health workers spent years targeting agonising and blinding eye disease, which was rife in rural areasThe Gambia has become the second country in Africa to eliminate trachoma, one of the leading causes of blindness.The achievement, announced by the World Health Organization on Tuesday, came after decades of work on the disease, which has damaged the sight ofabout 1.9 million people worldwide. Ghana was thefirst country in Africa to eliminate the disease in 2018.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Kaamil Ahmed Tags: Global health The Gambia World Health Organization Global development Society Africa World news Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news