Gambia: Japan, Batch Diagnostic Clinic Sign Over D4m Grant
[The Point] The chief of mission of Japan to The Gambia has signed a grant contract of over four million, five-hundred thousand dalasis with Batch Diagnostic Clinic, Abuko under the Japanese grant assistance of Grass Roots Human Security Project. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How COVID Has Affected the Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Source Type: news

Gambia: Japan Boosts Gambia's Health Sector
[The Point] The Japanese Embassy in The Gambia and Batch Diagnostic Laboratory Gynae and Clinical Services Charity, have signed a Grant Contract under the Japanese Grant Assistance of Grass Roots Human Security Projects which is designed to promote human security in developing countries by funding development projects led by community based initiatives and non-profit organisations and solving different socio-economic issues. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 14, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: NaNA Trains Mothers Support Group
[The Point] At least twenty-three (23) participants including two (2) nurses were recently trained on basic nutrition and screening using mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) at Faji Kunda Bajonkoto in Kanifing Municipality. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 11, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: Binti Period Trains 100 Teachers in Region 1 & 2 On Menstrual Education
[The Point] Binti Period, a charity based in United Kingdom with offices in India, US and The Gambia recently called on the First Lady of The Gambia, Her Excellency Madam Fatou Bah Barrow at her office in Banjul. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 11, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Bayo Fitness Marks 2nd Anniversary of Walk for Health
[The Point] Bayo Fitness over the weekend convened young and middle-aged Gambians as part of activities celebrating its second anniversary. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 4, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Jammeh, Dr. Mbowe to Face Justice Over 41 Deaths of HIV/Aids Patients
[The Point] Among the alleged number of atrocities the former President Jammeh must answer to if he is to eventually face justice, is the HIV/AIDs treatment known as the President's Alternative Treatment Programme (PATP), which claimed at least 41 lives of HIV/AIDs patients, according to the TRRC report. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 4, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Tourism Minister Calls On Gambians to Get Vaccinated
[The Point] Hamat Bah, the minister for Tourism and Culture has called on all Gambians to get the vaccines, saying "we want people to trust our destination." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 3, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Call for World Support for Justice for Victims of Jammeh's Bogus Aids Cure
[African Arguments] International bodies did little when the president forced patients to take his fake remedy. They can start to make amends by supporting Gambians now. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 2, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Young People's Mental Health Is Finally Getting the Attention It Needs!
[The Point] Worldwide, at least 13% of people between the ages of 10 and 19 live with a diagnosed mental-health disorder, according to the latest State of the World's Children report, published by the United Nations children's charity UNICEF sometime in October last year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 1, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Home Economics Teachers in Region One Trained On Reusable Sanitary Pads
[The Point] Comprehensive Health Education (CHE) team under the Curriculum Research Evaluation and Development at the Directorate of Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education last Friday concluded a five-day capacity building for twenty-six home economics teachers drawn from Region One. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 1, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WASH Interventions Key to Reaching Africa ’s Child Health Milestones
Experts say proper hygiene, especially during the first 1,000 days of a child’s life is critical. Credit: Joyce Chimbi/IPSBy Joyce ChimbiNairobi, Kenya, Feb 15 2022 (IPS) For two days in a row back in 2018, four-year-old Calvin Otieno suffered from diarrhoea and vomiting, and his mother responded by giving him a salt solution. Pearl Otieno tells IPS that diarrhoea among children in Kibera, the largest urban informal settlement, is commonplace. A mixture of salt and warm water is often the go-to remedy. “He did not seem to get worse, but he was not getting better either. He lay on the floor too weak to play,” she say...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 15, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Africa Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) WASH Source Type: news

Gambia: Alarming - Estimated 24000 People Living With HIV in Gambia
[The Point] Despite the existence of HIV since March 1986, many people living with the Virus (PLHIV) have been affected and some have undergone some stigma and discrimination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: TRRC Holds Jammeh's HIV/Aids Treatment Programme Responsible
[Foroyaa] In their recently submitted report to the President Adama Barrow, the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) held former president Yahya Jammeh and his doctors responsible for the deaths of forty-one HIV/AIDS patients, during his self-proclaimed 2007 Presidential Alternative Treatment Programme (PATP). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 25, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: 'Gambia Yet to Have Specialised Drug Treatment Facility
[The Point] Ousman Saidyba, public relations officer and head of Drug Demand Reduction Unit at the Drug Law Enforcement Agency - The Gambia (DLEAG), has said that: "The Gambia, a country where most youth are engaged in drug use, is yet to have a special drug treatment facility." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news