Gambia: Gambia Highlights Gains Registered in TB Control
[Daily Observer]The National Leprosy and Tuberculosis Control Programme of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare has highlighted the significant strides made by the country in the area of Tuberculosis control and prevention. This was disclosed during a press briefing held at the Health Ministry, in commemoration of World Tuberculosis Day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 31, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: 'Protect the Goal Campaign' Launched
[The Point]'Protect the Goal Campaign', which focuses on the fights against HIV/AIDS through sports was Wednesday launched in The Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 28, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Protect the Goal Campaign Project Launched
[Daily Observer]The Pan African Youth Network (PAYN) ROJALNU on Wednesday launched the Protect the Goal Campaign Project on the theme- "Zero new HIV infection, Zero no discrimination, Zero aids- related death." The launching ceremony, which was funded by the UNFPA, was held at the Alliance Franco-Gambenne. Speaking at the event, Lamin Marong, the country coordinator of ROJALNU, said that ROJALNU is a Pan-African Youth Leadership Network that aims to realise the achievements of the MDGs. The vision of the group, he said, i (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Traditional Medicine
[Daily Observer]We wish to join the World Transnational Trust in encouraging the Gambian leader to continue with, and expand his alternative treatment programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: More Strategies Considered to Prevent Ebola in Gambia
[Daily Observer]Health stakeholders in The Gambia have stepped-up more efforts and strategies to prevent the highly contagious Ebola disease from entering The Gambia, after its deadly outbreak in the neighbouring West African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Officials of the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare on Wednesday organised another meeting at the former's head office along Kairaba Avenue to follow up on recommendations for a strong sensitisation p (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Wards'sensitisation On Malaria Prevention, Control Ends
[Daily Observer]The Health Promotion and Development Organisation (HePDO) recently ended a two-day Malaria prevention and control sensitisation for 22 ward representatives in Brikama, West Coast Region (WCR). Funded by the Global Fund's Malaria component, through the Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the sensitisation aims to equip the participants with the required knowledge and skills on the prevention and control strategies of Malaria; a red blood cell infection, caused by a parasite protozoa, called Plasmodium from a fe (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 27, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: TB Prevalence Survey Findings Revealed
[The Point]There is still significant undetected TB in The Gambia; TB in The Gambia is predominantly urban-based where most of the population resides; and,TB is a bigger problem for men. These are some of the findings of a nation-wide TB prevalence survey. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 26, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Upper Badibou Clinch HIV/Aids Tourney
[The Point]Upper Badibou have been crowned champions of the HIV and Aids football tournament after defeating Jokadou 14 - 13 on post-matchpenalty shootout, after the regulation time failed to produce a winner in a well-contested final game played at the Kerewan Football Field, North Bank Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 25, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: WB Supports Efforts to Boost Nutrition and Health Care for Women and Young Children
[World Bank]Washington -The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors has approved a grant to help The Gambia strengthen primary health care services and improve community nutrition for the country's most vulnerable children and women. The project is expected to reach approximately 183,000 children under five and 180,000 women aged 15-49 years, yielding a total of 363,000 beneficiaries by 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 25, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Farafenni Wins HIV/Aids Awareness Football Tournament
[Daily Observer]Nbr -A Farafenni football team representing Upper Badibou district won the HIV/AIDS football awareness tournament organised by the North Bank regional AIDS Office in partnership with the US Peace Corps following a 14-13 post-match penalty shootout defeat of Jokadu after a goalless. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 25, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Media Remains Committed to Partnership
[The Point]As part of activities to mark World Tuberculosis Day 2014, the national TB control programme on Monday held a press conference at the ministry of Health and Social Welfare in Banjul. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 25, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Joins Commemoration of World TB Day
[The Point]The Gambia joins the rest of the world in celebrating World TB Day on Monday 24 March. Held annually on March 24 each year, World TB Day marks the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch astounded the scientific community by announcing that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis, the TB bacillus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 24, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Today is World Tuberculosis Day
[Daily Observer]The Gambia will today join the rest of the world to celebrate World Tuberculosis (TB) Day. World Tuberculosis Day can be traced back to 1982, when the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (IUATLD) commonly called the Union, launched World TB Day for the first time on March 24 that year, to coincide with 100th anniversary of Dr. Koch's discovery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 24, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Guinea: Gambia on Alert After Guinea, Sierra Leone Ebola Outbreak
[Daily Observer]Health authorities in The Gambia appear to have been alerted by the deadly outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever - Ebola disease - in neighbouring West African countries after 59 out of the 80 people infected in Guinea reportedly died, whilst Sierra Leone is making efforts to contain it. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 24, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Charity Festival Donates Sanitary Items to Basse Health Centre
[The Point]Ngasaisu Basse Charity Festival (Let go back home) has donated sanitary material to Basse Health Centre worth D10, 000. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Briks-Tone Fiesta Donates D9,500 to Brikama Health Centre
[The Point]The 5th Briks-Tone Fiesta, an annual and cultural music festival, donated sanitary items worth over D9,500 to Brikama Major Health Centre on 6 March 2014. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Survey Shows 'High Fertility and Youth' in Gambians
[The Point]The report on the 2013 Gambia Demographic and Health Survey (GDHS) just out has spoken of the "high fertility and youth" of Gambians, adding that the population of reproductive age is very young. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Smoking Kills
[Daily Observer]It is indeed good seeing the Health Ministry convening a donor conference to solicit partnership in controlling tobacco usage in the country. Cognizant of the health and economic effects of tabacco, the significance of such a forum cannot be overemphasised. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: U.S. NGO Boosts GAF With Medical Items
[The Point]An American NGO, Benevolent Health Care Foundation, through the US Embassy in The Gambia Wednesday handed over a container of medical equipment and supplies to the Gambia Armed Forces, at a ceremony held at Yundum Barracks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Nurses On Trial for Negligence, Corruption
[The Point]The trial of four nurses working at Brikama health centre proceeded yesterday, before principal magistrate Dayoh Small of the Brikama magistrates' court. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Health Minister Raises Concern Over Tobacco Associated Diseases
[Daily Observer]Awell-documented evidence on health risks associated with cigarette smoking in The Gambia has become a concern to the minister of Health and Socials Welfare. Dr. Omar Sey, who noted that tobacco use is shown to be responsible for 5% of deaths, caused by non-communicable diseases in population, aged, 30- years and above. Dr Sey who added that this is a very disturbing issue for a country which critically relies on its youths to propel the desired economic growth and development, recently made these remarks, (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Fass Njaga Choi Clinic, Staff Quarters Opened
[The Point]Fass Njaga Choi community clinic serving 19 communities and seeing approximately one thousand patients per month was recently renovated, including its staff quarters, by Helping Charity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Health Ministry Kick-Starts Developing Communication Plans
[The Point]A five-day workshop organised by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Monday kicked off at the Bwiam lodge, in Foni Kansala District of the West Coast Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Experts Meet to Develop New Communication Plan for Enhanced EPI
[Daily Observer]Health experts under the aegis of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare through its Directorate of Health Promotion and Education Monday commenced a five-day seminar in Bwiam, Foni Kansala District, to develop a new communication plan for the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI). The gathering, which brought together 25 participants from the Ministry of Health and other associate partners, is funded by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia to Strengthen Surveillance System for Meningitis
[Daily Observer]The Gambia government through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare with support from the World Health Organisation on Tuesday concluded five-day training for medical doctors and senior health workers on Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), designed to enhance surveillance system of the prevalence of meningitis in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Two Neighbouring Countries With Different Approaches to the HIV/Aids Pandemic
[Foroyaa]"I am in my late thirties. Can you believe it? I used to work for the Area Council and had to leave the job after I was diagnosed with Tuberculosis (TB). I was like skin and bone and had to go through many herbal treatments without seeing any improvement. My family started to distance themselves from me when they suspected that I had contracted HIV/AIDS. I had to go and reside in an unfinished house in the outskirts because of the isolation. I would have died if it were not for this support society that ga (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 19, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: U.S. Department of Defense to Present Medical Supplies to GAF
[The Point]Representatives from the U.S. Government will hand over a container of medical equipment and supplies from the U.S-based Benevolent Health Foundation's Project Cure to the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF), on 19 March 2014, at Yundum Barracks, stated a press release sent yesterday to The Point by US Embassy in The Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Health, High On Government's Agenda
[Daily Observer]The most efficient resource for producing the sustainable socio-economic transformation of any nation is a healthy populace. In fact, the health status of the people of any given nation is in itself an indicator of growth and progress since it can be a parameter to gauge the participation of their development process. Already, the rapid expansion of hospitals across the country equipped with modern medical facilities and highly trained doctors, particularly those from Cuba, have greatly improved the health (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: AFPRC General Hospital Boosted With Gambian Doctors
[The Point]The Governor of the North Bank Region, who also doubles as the chairperson of AFPRC General Hospital, has lauded President Yahya Jammeh and the government for the graduation of the first-ever medical doctors from the University of The Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 17, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: A Two-Day Journalism Training On Health Issues Wraps Up At NaNA
[Foroyaa]The Association of Health Journalists of the Gambia (AOHJ) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare conducted a two-day training for journalists from both the electronic and print media at the National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) Office along the Bertil Harding Highway in Bakau. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 17, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Four Health Workers Face Justice
[Daily Observer]Four health officials at the Brikama Major Health Centre on Tuesday appeared before Magistrate Dego S Dayoh, at the Brikama Magistrates' Courts on three criminal counts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 14, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Coco Ocean, ASB Clinic Offer Free Medical Surgery
[Daily Observer]Coco Ocean Resort and Spa in Bijilo in partnership with ASB Clinic recently offered free surgery to over 50 Gambians at the ASB Clinic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 13, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: National HIV/Aids Draft Policy Document 2014 Validated
[The Point]The National Aids Secretariat (NAS), in collaboration with Global Fund, Action-aid, other development partners, and various stakeholders, Tuesday converged at the Baobab Hotel to validate the National Hiv/Aids policy draft document for 2014. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 13, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Food Safety Control Takes New Direction
[The Point]The supervision and control of food safety and hygiene has been given a new impetus by the Gambia government. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 11, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Journalists Trained On Health Reporting
[The Point]A four-day training for editors, sub-editors and reporters on health-related issues is underway at the NaNA Conference hall. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 11, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: 'Sport for Health to Grow Next Year'
[The Point]Alieu K. Jammeh, Minister of Youth and Sports, has said the 'Sport for Health' event will grow next year, calling on all to prepare fully well for it. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 11, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: President Jammeh Wishes Alassane Ouattara 'Good Health'
[The Point]The head of state on Cote d'Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara, who is convalescing after an operation in France on Monday received in audience, at his home in Abidjan, emissaries of President Yahya Jammeh, who delivered a message of prayers for Quattara's 'good health'. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 11, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Jammeh's Commitment to 'Better Healthcare Delivery' Highlighted
[Daily Observer]CRR -The minister for Health and Social Welfare has once again highlighted the importance President Jammeh attaches to better healthcare delivery. Dr. Omar Sey was speaking to the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview in Bakadagie and Jailand villages, where he presented the community with an ambulance in a ceremony held on Sunday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 11, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Youth Minister Describes 'Sport for Health' a Success
[Daily Observer]The minister of Youth and Sports has described this year's edition of the 'Sport for Health' programme a success. Alieu Kebba Jammeh was speaking at the Serekunda West mini-stadium Sunday at the end of the three-day event. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 11, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Brikama & Soma Health Centres Boosted
[Daily Observer]In their efforts to make preventable diseases history, Your Change for a Change (YCFaC) recently embarked on blood donation, paying medical bills and dishing out food items to patients, at the Brikama and Soma Health Centres, respectively. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 11, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: UN to Support Gambia Tackle Child Hunger, Under Nutrition'
[Daily Observer]The United Nations System in The Gambia, in collaboration with the government of The Gambia has expressed its interest to support the latter through Renewed Efforts Against Child Hunger and Under Nutrition (REACH) initiative, a press release from its Banjul office has disclosed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 11, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: A Diabetic Laments the Lack of Insulin
[Foroyaa]Mustapha Jallow a Diabetic Patient Informs Foroyaa That He Has Been to the Main Referral Hospital in Banjul to Access His Medicine Which Is Extremely Crucial to His Survival As a Diabetic, but Could Not Access Insulin. the Desperate Looking Patient Said the Lack of Insulin Injection for Him Can Cause His Death. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 10, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Organisers Predict Successful Sports for Health Programme
[Daily Observer]The third edition of the annual 'Sports for Health' event jointly organised by the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Health and Social Welfare Ministry will kick-off today, Friday in the evening. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 7, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: 26-Year-Old Man Needs Urgent Help
[Daily Observer]Abdoulie Sarr, a 26-year-old man is in need of urgent assistance to undergo overseas eye surgery. According to him, two-weeks after a successful surgery in Taiwan which was sponsored by President Jammeh, he started experiencing another serious problem on the same eye which is even worse than the previous problem. According to reports from Mackay Memorial Hospital in Taiwan where he was admitted last year for surgery, Abdoulie Sarr was presented to their clinic as a result of a three month old painless mass (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 6, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Ministers Hail Trust Bank's Positive Response to 'Sport for Health'
[Daily Observer]The Ministers of Youth & Sports, and Health and Social Welfare yesterday hailed Trust Bank Limited for responding positively to the 'Sport for Health' initiative by donating the programme one hundred thousand (D100, 000) ahead of this weekend's event. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 6, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Regional Conferees Discuss FGM
[Foroyaa]The Gambia Committee on Harmful Traditional Practices advocating for the rights of women and girls (GAMCOTRAP) and its donors, Save the Children, have engaged religious leaders across the region to critically discuss the misconceptions associated with FGM for the understanding of Islamic believers that the practice should be delinked/defused with Islam. The two day meeting is taking place at the Penchami Hall, at the Paradise Suites Hotel from the 27th -28th of February 2014. The regional dialogue brought (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 6, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Seminar On Food Security Analysis 'Using Harmonized Framework' Commerce
[The Point]Planning Services Unit under the department of agriculture in collaboration with CILSS, FAO, WFP Fews-NET and local international NGO, Monday commenced a five-day seminar on food security analysis 'using harmonized framework' at the Baobab Hotel. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 5, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: New Nurses Admonished to Be Responsible in Service Delivery
[Daily Observer]A batch of 199 nurses and midwives who recently graduated from the School for Enrolled Nurses and Midwives (SEN) in Bansang were congratulated Saturday for accomplishing their two-year academic programme, but cautioned against "irresponsibility" in the discharge of their duties. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 5, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Journalists Briefed On OAFLAA Activities
[Daily Observer]The Organisation of African First Ladies Against AIDS (OAFLAA) Gambia chapter has briefed journalists on its programme of activities, as well as highlighted some of the activities spearheaded by the Office of the First Lady of The Gambia in the fight against AIDS, with special emphasis on prevention on mother-to- child transmission of HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 5, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: NAS Briefs Journalists On PMTC
[The Point]Officials of the National Aids Secretariat (NAS) Wednesday briefed journalists on the activities spearheaded by the Office of the First Lady in the fight against HIV and AIDS with emphasis on Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 4, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news