Gambia: Public Health Officers Say No Threat, Intimidation Can Dictate Their Decision
[The Point] In a counter-statement to the Ministry of Health's announcement to stop the salaries of striking public health officers, the Association of Public and Environmental Health Officers of The Gambia (APEHOG) on Wednesday stated that no amount of external threat or intimidation can dictate the decision of the association regarding the current industrial action. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 1, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Ensuring Rights While Protecting Health!
[The Point] The global response to public health emergencies, such as pandemics, often requires enacting public health policy interventions to prevent disease and protect population health. These interventions can and do limit individual freedoms and are widely understood to be appropriate in public health emergencies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 30, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Striking Public Health Officers Risk Salary Stoppage, Others
[The Point] A statement from the Ministry of Health has revealed that any Public Health Officer who continues striking and absent from work despite the government's stance in meeting their demands would lead to the stoppage of their salaries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 30, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Ebunjan Theatre Hosts Maiden Schools' Competition On Comprehensive Health Education
[The Point] The maiden edition of the Comprehensive Health Education Interschool Drama/Poetry Competition was on Friday 24 June 2022 held at the Ebujan Theatre, Kanifing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 28, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: 'Psychiatric Hospital Reports Increase in Admission of Drug Psychosis Cases'
[The Point] On the occasion of commemoration of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking, Alh. Bakary Gassama, director general of the Drug Law Enforcement Agency Gambia (DLEAG) has revealed that the country's Psychiatric hospital reported a significant increase in the admission and treatment of drug induced psychosis cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 28, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Psychiatric Hospital Reports Increase in Admission, Treatment of Drug Induced Psychosis Cases
[Foroyaa] The Minister of Interior, Seyaka Sonko, has said that the country's only psychiatric hospital has reported a significant increase in the admission and treatment of drug-induced psychosis cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 28, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Former Football Star Bass Promotes Good Kidney Health
[RFI] For one aspiring Gambian football player, his dreams of playing in Europe were seemingly within reach. After returning home from the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in 2017, player John Bass thought his next steps would be in Europe after his talent landed him on the senior national team. But that was before he was diagnosed with kidney failure. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 27, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: MoH Validates National Medicines Policy
[The Point] The National Pharmaceutical Services at the Ministry of Health with support from partners on Tuesday validated the National Medicine Policy at a ceremony held at the Kairaba Beach Hotel. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 24, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Let's Promote Breastfeeding!
[The Point] Breastfeeding is crucial for the survival, nutrition and development of infants and young children and the health of mothers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 24, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: 'We Want to Enter Quality Data, Right Beneficiary Households'
[The Point] Programme manager at the National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) and Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM) Focal Person for the Nafa Program has disclosed that the programme goal is to ensure that they enter data that represents the right beneficiaries for the Nafa Program as they starts the beneficiary enrolment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 24, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Pipeline Mosque Foundation Presents 700 Bed Sheets to 7 Hospitals in Gambia
[The Point] In what has now become an annual affair, the Pipeline Mosque Foundation last Wednesday presented an assortment of 700 new bed sheets to the eight major hospitals in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Study Recommends Establishment Mortality Surveillance System
[The Point] The joint study conducted by the Directorate of Health Research under the Ministry of Health in collaboration with UK Public Health and Medical Research Council and its partner has strongly recommended the establishment of an electronic Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) as well as mortality surveillance system in The Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 16, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: GRCS Launches D21 Million EU COVID-19 Cash Grant Project
[The Point] The Gambia Red Cross Society (GRCS) on Thursday 9th June 2022 launched a 21 million dalasis European Union cash grant project at a ceremony held at GRCS headquarters. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Pre-Departure Testing Requirements for Air Travelers to the U.S. Lifted Effective June 12, 2022
[The Point] The CDC order from December 2, 2021, requiring persons aged two and above to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded, effective June 12, 2022, at 12:01AM ET. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: 'FSQA Without Laboratory to Establish Alleged Presence of Sniper Insecticide in Smoked Fish'
[The Point] Bai Dodou Jallow, the director of Scientific Affairs, at Food Safety and Quality Authority (FSQA) has confirmed to journalists that his institution hasn't a laboratory to establish the alleged presence of the sniper insecticide in smoked fish sold in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 9, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news