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Gambia: YCFAC Holds Health Fair 2014
[The Point]Your Change for a Change (YCFaC), in collaboration with various institutions, Saturday organised a body, mind and spirit health fair 2014 at the Alliance Franco Gambia on the theme: 'Health for All'. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 3, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: GAMCOTRAP Urges Gov't to Outlaw FGM
[The Point]The Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children (Gamcotrap) has called on the Government of The Gambia to consider outlawing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) thus fulfilling its obligation as duty bearers on girls and women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 3, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Health PS Highlights Significance of Blood Transfusion
[Daily Observer]The permanent secretary at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Makie Taal, who spoke extensively on the importance of blood transfusion, said it has immensely contributed towards saving millions of lives yearly and improved life expectancy and quality of patients suffering from life-threatening conditions. He added that in many countries, including The Gambia many people still die, due to the inadequate supply of blood and blood products. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Food Safety First
[The Point]We have argued incessantly in this page that agriculture is the backbone of an economy; all else are just superstructures. The base for industrial and technological progress is agriculture. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Minister Fumes Over Poor Waste Management At Hospitals
[Foroyaa]Health minister Omar Sey was left exasperated after a fact-finding survey reveals poor management of waste in public health facilities. The minister was speaking on Tuesday 21 January 2014 at the Ministry's conference room in Banjul after the presentation of a fact finding survey on waste management in public health facilities in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: €45,000.00 Worth of Equipment for Serekunda Hospital
[Daily Observer]Mbee Makoyi Kafoo Gambia Finland Friendship Association (MMKGaFfa) on Wednesday donated €45,000.00 (Forty-Five Thousand Euro) worth of hospital equipment to the Serekunda Hospital at a presentation ceremony held at the Young Men Christian Association grounds in Kanifing. The donation is meant to complement the efforts of the Gambian government in the provision of quality health service delivery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Grade 7 Pupil Impregnated in Urr
[Daily Observer]Basse -A 15-year-old grade seven pupil (name withheld) in Wuli, Upper River Region (URR) has been reportedly impregnated by a man in the same area, sources have told the Daily Observer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 24, 2014 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: KMC Urges Usage of Dustbins to Minimise Indiscriminate Dumping of Waste
[Daily Observer]The manager of Highways at the Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC) has urged all shopkeepers and street vendors to use containers and dustbins, in order to minimise indiscriminate dumping of waste. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: British National Credits President Jammeh's Herbal Treatment Programme
[The Point]Audrey Roberts, alias Halimatou Sadiya Danso, a British national now residing in The Gambia, has applauded and congratulated President Jammeh on the seventh-year anniversary of his herbal treatment programme celebrated last Friday in Kanilai as well as his unflinching service to humanity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Stakeholders Meet to Discuss U.S.$8.7 Million Project
[Daily Observer]Stakeholders from the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and the National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) Tuesday met to discuss a Health Care Waste Management project, financed by the World Bank (WB) at the tune of US$8.7M. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Beneficiaries Hail Operafrica for Cataract Operation
[The Point]Beneficiaries of the annual cataract operation exercise held at the Gunjur Health Centre at the weekend have applauded the UK-based charitable organisation Operafrica for organising cataract operation exercise in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Sports Ministry to Organise Third 'Sports for Health'
[Daily Observer]The Ministry of Youth and Sports in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare will stage the third edition of the 'Sports for Health' programme slated for 7-9 February 2014 at the Serekunda West Mini-Stadium. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Serrekunda Health Centre Case Suffers Setback
[The Point]The case involving Awa Beyai, Awa Sanneh and Ndey Ceesay, nurses at the Serrekunda Health Centre, who were charged with neglect of official duty and abuse of office, before Magistrate Tabally of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court, could not proceed on 20 January 2014. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Health Minister Proposes Traditional Medicine Day in Gambia
[Daily Observer]The minister of Health and Social Welfare has proposed that a day be set aside annually to observe "Traditional Medicine Day" in The Gambia as part of efforts to create a platform to showcase further the importance of this component to the advancement of health service delivery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: MRC Holds Training On Gastroenterology
[The Point]Medical Research Council on Thursday commenced a three-day training for doctors and nurses at the MRC Fajara's Clinical Department. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Jammeh Unveils New Cures for More Diseases As Thousands Turn Up for Seventh Breakthrough Anniversary
[Daily Observer]In his continued medical search to find cure for debilitating ailments that have brought untold sufferings to humanity, the president of the Republic has unveiled new therapies for diseases, such as liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, pile and sickle cell. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: CRR-BDA in 'Harvest Blood' for Bansang Hospital
[Daily Observer]CRR -The Central River Region-Blood Donors Association (CRR-BDA) in collaboration with the Bansang Hospital on Saturday embarked on a blood harvesting exercise for the Bansang Hospital at Dobong Kunda village in Upper Fulladu west district, CRR south. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Hygiene Practices & Food Safety Workshop Held
[Daily Observer]The National Implementation Unit of the Enhanced Integrated Framework under the Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment in collaboration with International Trade Centre Wednesday held a one day workshop at Baobab Holiday Resort. The workshop brought together stakeholders in the groundnut, cashew and sesame industry amongst others. The awareness forum was funded under the Sector Competitiveness and Export Diversification Project (SCEDP) with the overall aim of creating awareness on (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Charity Set to Raise £10,000 to Tackle Heart Disease in Gambia
[Daily Observer]A United Kingdom based international charity, called the 'Chain of Hope' is poised to raise a staggering £10,000 (ten thousand British pound sterling), approximately D510,000 to support the treatment of Gambian children suffering from life-threatening heart disease, the Daily Observer has gathered. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: Gambia Hosts Maiden West Africa Gastroenterology Training
[Daily Observer]The first-ever gastroenterology training in West Africa yesterday kicked-off at the Medical Research Council (MRC) in Fajara, bringing together medical experts from different institutions and other establishments within the sub-region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: UK Visa Applicants to Undergo TB Testing
[The Point]The United Kingdom Home Office has announced that from December 31, 2013, 'resident of Senegal and any other non-resident applying in Senegal must be tested for tuberculosis (TB)'. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - January 17, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: GAMCOTRAP Sensitizes Religious Scholars On FGM
[The Point]The Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices (GAMCOTRAP) on 13 January 2014 sensitised religious scholars on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) at a daylong workshop held at its head office in Kanifing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: NMDA Largesses GPS With Sanitary Items
[Daily Observer]The National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) Wednesday donated detergents to the Gambia Prison Service (GPS) to help them keep a healthy environment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Anti-Hunger Crusade
[Daily Observer]Our country is endowed with vast arable land for agriculture. We also have a youthful populace that has the capacity as well as the potentials to till the land for food production. More importantly, we have a leader who has the desire to transform this country into an agro-based food self-sufficient nation. The back-to-the-land call is a clear manifestation. The confidence of the leadership on cabinet's commitment to the country's fight against hunger will no doubt boost the moral of those at the helm of t (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Nana, MOHSW Sensitizes NBR TAC Members
[Daily Observer]Nbr -The National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) on Thursday held a day's sensitization meeting for the members of the North Bank Technical Advisory Committee on the Maternal and Child Nutrition and Health Pilot Project. The sensitization was held at Juffureh in Upper Nuimi North Bank Region (NBR). Speaking at the occasion, Dr. Abdou Jammeh, the director of Essau Health Region underscored the importance the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare attaches to effective service delivery in maternal and child nutrition. He (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: GFPA Conducts Tot On Family Planning, Others
[Daily Observer]The Gambia Family Planning Association (GFPA) recently held a two-day training of trainers (TOT) for differently abled persons on Family planning, STI's prevention and HIV/AIDS. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) mainly funded the training, which brought together participants across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Brikama Health Centre Gets Boost
[Daily Observer]Ben and Ans Schepers from Netherlands who are the proprietors of Badala Nursery School in Faji-Kunda donated sets of assorted medical items and clothes, among others, to the Brikama Health Centre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: NSGA Trains SAYCDA Executive, Others on Malaria Prevention
[Daily Observer]As part of their mandate to empower youth groups, the Nova-Scotia Gambia Association (NSGA) recently held a two-day training on Malaria prevention and control for 30 youths, at the Women's Federation Nursery School in Brikama, West Coast Region (WCR). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: SRN Students Present Results of Research On Burning Health Issues
[Daily Observer]The students of the State Registered Nurse (SRN) on Wednesday made a presentation on their recently concluded field research on health related issues, in various communities in the country. This occasion, which was witnessed by health and education personnel, was held at the School of Nursing hall in Banjul. Ousman Mbowe, Limamu Hydara, Elizabeth. M.I. Bah and Mariama Balajo presented on behalf of their groups on the topics; Major causes of morbidity in children under 5, Mental illness, Comparison between (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Malaria Significantly Reduced in Gambia - New WHO Rep
[Daily Observer]The new country representative of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has given a global analysis of the prevalence rate of malaria, indicating that in The Gambia, "the burden has significantly gone down in the past few years." But even so, he cautioned that 15 percent of pregnant women still have malaria parasites at delivery, putting their babies and themselves at risk. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Afriyan Commemorates World Aids Day
[The Point]The Africa Youth and Adolescence Network on Population and Development The Gambia (AFRiYAN) recently held a symposium on the commemoration of World Aids day annually observed on 1 December globally by member states. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Malaria Still Poses Major Risk to Pregnant Women, Health Director Says
[The Point]The Director of Health Services, Momodou Waggeh, has outlined the need to combat malaria diseases in the country, stressing that despite all the effort put in place, malaria still poses major risks to pregnant women and their newborn babies as 20 per cent of antenatal consultation in reproductive and child health clinics are due to malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 10, 2014 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: Soma Health Centre Reviews Maternal Deaths in LRR
[The Point]The national Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) status report for the year 2012 states that The Gambia is not on track to reducing maternal mortality from its present rate of 730 per 100, 000 live births (2001) to the MDG target of 263 per 100,000 births by 2015. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 10, 2014 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: Health Workers Trained On Case Management of Malaria in Crr
[Daily Observer]Crr -The Central River Region (CRR) Health Management team on Thursday concluded a four-day training workshop on community case management of malaria for village health workers in two sites, Kuntaur Major Health Centre and Bansang Reproductive Child Health. The participants were drawn from primary health care villages, which were rolled out for malaria treatment using antremethar and lumefantrina (coartem) treatment of malaria diagnoses. The Global Fund funded the training. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 7, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: First Lady's Initiative Gives to First Twins of 2014
[Daily Observer]The 'Operation Save A Baby' initiative of the First Lady of the Republic Friday presented the sum of D100, 000 to the first twins of the New Year 2014 in a presentation ceremony held at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 6, 2014 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: Nbr Regional Aids Committee Holds PMTCT Campaign
[The Point]The North Bank Regional AIDs Office in Kerewan recently held community outreach sensitization on prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) and Voluntary Counseling and Testing. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 6, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Operation Save a Baby Reaches Out to New Year Babies
[The Point]The first female twins for the year 2014 on Friday received a handsome donation of D100, 000 from the Operation Save A Baby committee, at a ceremony held at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 6, 2014 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: GFPA Orientates Youth On Family Planning Methods, Teenage Pregnancy
[The Point]The Gambia Family Planning Association (GFPA) on Saturday held a two-day orientation for youth on family planning methods, teenage pregnancy and safer sex at the New World for Youth Center in Bundung. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 3, 2014 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: Presidential Boost for First New Year Babies
[Daily Observer]The president of the Republic through the 'Operation Save A Baby' initiative of the First Lady on Wednesday donated a sum of D310, 000 to the first babies of the year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 2, 2014 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: 'There Were Approximately 35.3 Million People Around the World With HIV'
[Daily Observer]The monitoring and evaluation specialist at the National AIDS Secretariat has disclosed that there were approximately 35.3 million people around the world with HIV, 2.3 million infected within 2012 and 1.6 million deaths occurred within the same period. Lamin Badjie made this disclosure on Friday during a day's symposium on HIV prevention in commemoration of World AIDS Day organized by the African Youth and Adolescent Network (AFRIYAN) at the Alliance Franco Gambia, along Kairaba Avenue. The theme was cent (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 2, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Teachers Trained On Diarrhoea & Pneumonia Prevention
[Daily Observer]Crr -The Directorate of Health Promotion and Education Unit on Sunday concluded a two-day training workshop for teachers on Diarrhea and Pneumonia prevention at Bansang Upper Basic School, in Upper Fulladu west District, Central River Region (CRR) south. The training, which was funded by UNICEF and coordinated by the CRR Health Management Team, is targeting two hundred and fifty teachers in CRR, URR and NBR. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Three Nurses At Serrekunda Health Centre Arraigned, Charged
[The Point]Three nurses working at the Serrekunda Heath Centre, were on 24 December 2013 arraigned before Magistrate Tabally of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court for alleged neglect of official duty and abuse of office. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Unicef Hands Over Materials to Nana, Ministry of Health
[The Point]UNICEF recently handed over materials and equipment for the Integrated Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition to strength the capacity of health workers for effective services delivery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: D1.5m Brikama Health Centre Mortuary Handed to BAC, Others
[Daily Observer]A completed mortuary constructed at a tune of 1.5 million Dalasis at the Brikama major health center was Saturday handed over to the management of the Brikama Area Council (BAC), the Health Centre Management and the Brikama Bulunda. Brikama Primary School Ex-pupils' Association (BPSEA) funded the construction of the facility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: NBR HIV and Aids Committee Holds Review Meeting
[The Point]North Bank Regional AIDS Committee on Wednesday held a quarterly meeting with partners and stakeholders to review the progress and challenges and regional activities marking World AIDS Day, and implementation of HIV and AIDS programme in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 24, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: 70 Youths Sensitised On Reproductive Health
[Daily Observer]Nbr -At least 70 youths from North Bank Region (NBR) were recently sensitised on sexual reproductive health, safer sex and effects of teenage pregnancy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 24, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Environment - The Use of Traditional Medicine Gaining Momentum
[Daily Observer]In this edition of Environment, we would like to bring to your attention the recent strides made to expand and attract the use of traditional medicine in The Gambia and across Africa in general. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 24, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: First Gambian Homeopath Doctors Graduate
[Daily Observer]Three Gambian students were Thursday graduated at the Homeopathy Project after successfully completing a three-year intensive educational programme on basic conventional medicine, homeopathy and herbal medicines in The Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 24, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: WHO Mobilised U.S.$74 Million for Gambia to Combat TB, Others
[Daily Observer]The outgoing country representative of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has disclosed that a total sum of US$74M was ably mobilised by them for The Gambia during his five-year spell in the country. He said this was provided through the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 20, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: GFPA Capacitates Youths On Reproductive Health
[The Point]The Gambia Family Planning Association of Njaba Kunda branch in the North Bank Region recently held a two-day sensitization on sexual reproductive health, safer sex and effect of teenage pregnancy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 19, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news