Gambia: Sports Council Briefs Media Ahead of 'Sports for Health'
[Daily Observer]The National Sports Council through the Ministry of Youth and Sports in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Wednesday held aclosed-door meeting at the Sports Council Secretariat to outline plans for the upcoming 'Sports for Health'activity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 1, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Safe Drinking Water for All
[The Point]Access to safe-drinking water by all is an integral part of development. Despite efforts made by the Gambia government and its development partners, people especially women in some parts of the country still spend hours fetching water from wells or little available pumps. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 27, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Jiffarong Village Boosted With 600 Bed Nets
[Daily Observer]The WILKO-Gambia Foundation, a charitable organisation based in the Netherlands on Sunday donated 600 bed nets to the people of Jiffarong village, in Kiang West District, at a presentation ceremony held at the village health centre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Curbing the CBPP
[Daily Observer]It is good to see stakeholders in health intensify their campaign against the Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP), which has been threatening the lives of cattle in the country, with the launching of a massive vaccination campaign in URR. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: GRCS Organises 'Riding Against Stigma & Discrimination'
[Daily Observer]At least 15 volunteers of the Gambia Red Cross Society (GRCS) on Monday embarked on bicycle ride in partnership with the National Aids Secretariat, on the theme, 'Riding Against Stigma and Discrimination'. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Dr. Jagne Talks On Hypertension
[Daily Observer]Hello and a warm welcome to another edition of the Health Promotion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Commences Vaccination of Cattle Against Bovine Pneumonia
[Foroyaa]The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations, The Government of the Republic of the Gambia, through the Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with the FAO Country Office, officially launched an animal health mass vaccination of cattle against the Contagious Bovine Pluero Pneumonia (CBPP), in Niamina Dankunku, in the Central River Region (CRR) on Saturday, 23rd February 2013. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Vaccination Campaign Against Contagious Cattle Disease in Urr Launched
[Daily Observer]Basse -Health stakeholders have stepped up strategies through the launch of a massive vaccination campaign against the deadly cattle disease called Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP) in the Upper River Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio Vaccination and Northern Pseudo-Intellectuals
[Daily Trust]I cannot claim to be an 'expert' as is common these days. But, I consider myself a student of medicine, public health, infectious diseases and public policy. I studied Medicine in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (85-90). I worked in Kaduna and Kano before I proceeded to do clinical research at the Medical Research Council in The Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - February 25, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Vet DG Speaks On Health Risks Associated With Bovine Pneumonia
[Foroyaa]Following the recent outbreak of the Contagious Bovine PlueroPneumonia (CBPP) cattle disease in the country, this reporter sought expert advice on the consumption of the beef from the infected animals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 23, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: One Child Dies of Malaria Every 30 Seconds in Sub Saharan Africa--Dr. Azadeh
[Foroyaa]How effective is the new anti-malaria drug called Coartem in Africa including the Gambia? Asked Dr. Azadeh, Senior Lecturer School of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, University of the Gambia, cum consultant obstetrics and gynaecology, BAFROW Medical Centre. Read on to find out the possible answers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 23, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia CCM Secures 40 Million Dollars for HIV/Aids, TB and Malaria
[Foroyaa]The Gambia country coordinating mechanism (CCM) organised a-day consultative meeting with the global fund at the paradise suites hotel on Thursday 14 February 2013. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: 18 - Year Old Youth Seeks Assistance for Overseas Treatment
[Foroyaa]Kumana Corrah is an 18 year old youth who was referred to the Nephrology unit of the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital with diagnosis of chronic renal failure (MRC No: 2010/24900). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: GAMCOTRAP Holds One Billion Rising Campaign
[The Point]The Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices affecting the Health of Women and Children (Gamcotrap), a local women rights NGO yesterday joined the global campaign, known as 'One billion rising to end violence against women.' (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Health Promotion Directorate Seeks for Partnership With the Media
[Foroyaa]A one day forum was held by the Directorate of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE), under the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, with media practitioners to discuss issues concerning the coordination of health communication interventions in The Gambia. The event took place on the 5th February, 2013 at the Central Medical Store in Kotu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Global Fund CCM Holds Awareness Forum
[The Point]The Gambia country coordinating mechanism (CCM) has been constituted primarily as a multi-disciplinary inter-sectoral team to provide oversight for the management and implementation of the Global Fund grants on Malaria, Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS since 2003. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: 10-Year-Old Girl Needs Urgent Overseas Treatment
[Daily Observer]Fatou Faal, a 10-year-old girl and resident of Serrekunda, is in urgent need of assistance to undergo overseas treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Bovine Pneumonia Threaten Herders Vaccination Campaign Yet to Kick Off, Why?
[Foroyaa]The three (3) major Transboundary Animal Disease (TADs) reported in The Gambia from 2009 to 2012 are as follows: (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Sinchu Jatali Fire Victims Receive Assistance From RDMA
[Daily Observer]Crr -The Regional Disaster Management Agency (RDMA) Tuesday assisted 109 fire victims in Sinchu Jatali Village with food and non-food items. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: African Press Review 12 February 2013
[RFI]Teenage pregnancies in Liberia, Valentine's Day wardrobe tips and Gambia's music scene are among the eclectic mix in today's African papers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 12, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: Emergency Control of Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia Project Launched
[Daily Observer]The Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) between the government of The Gambia and the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) on Emergency Control of Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP) in The Gambia was launched during an inception workshop held Wednesday at the Laico Atlantic Hotel in Banjul. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambians Observe Zero Tolerance to FGM
[The Point]The Gambia is taking part in a worldwide movement, led by Eve Ensler to say No to Violence Against Women, and to draw peoples' attention to the one billion women who suffer different forms of violence. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Awa Sanyang Sent to RVTH for Age Test
[Daily Observer]Justice Emmanuel Nkea of the Special Criminal Court in Banjul, yesterday made an order for Awa Sanyang to be taken to the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital (RVTH) for age test. He also ordered for the verification of her birth certificate at the Birth Registration Centre with immediate effect. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Zero Tolerance for Mutilation
[The Point]Activists and groups all over the world are today marking the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, FGM. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: UTG Launches Geo Health Centre in Faraba Banta Campus
[Daily Observer]The University of The Gambia (UTG) has launched a Global Environmental and Occupational Health center (GEO Health) at its Science, Technology and Innovation Park in Faraba Banta, Kombo East. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Health Personnel, Media Representatives Discuss Health Communication Issues
[The Point]The Directorate of Health Promotion and Education Unit of the Department of Health Services on Tuesday, at the Central Medical Store in Kotu held a daylong meeting for media practitioners, to discuss about the way forward for effective Coordination of Health Communication Interventions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Health Promotion Directorate Seeks Robust Partnership With the Media
[Daily Observer]The Directorate of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE), the body responsible for the coordination of all health promotion and education in the country in collaboration with the National Eye -Care Unit, Tuesday convened a meeting with media personnel at the Central Medical Store in Kotu, with a view to forging robust partnerships for effective health communication interventions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Belgian Philanthropic Group Donates Medical Equipment and School Items to Sukuta
[Foroyaa]A group of Belgian philanthropists have donated medical equipment and educational items to the Health Centre and the primary school in Sukuta at a presentation ceremony held at school grounds on Friday, 1st February 2013. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: CHAA Offers Free Dental Surgery in Essau
[Daily Observer]The Christian Humanitarian Helpers Association (CHAA), a charitable association based in Germany, is currently offering free dental surgery to the people of Essau and its environs at Essau Health Centre in the North Bank Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 4, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: WHO Rep Briefs Health Minister
[Daily Observer]The World Health Organisation (WHO) representative in The Gambia recently met the minister of Health and Social Welfare. Dr. Thomas Sukwa's courtesy call on Minister Bala Garba Jahumpa was meant to brief the latter and his team on WHO's mandate, core functions, and structure. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 1, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: EU Contributed 2.6 Million Euro (d121 Million) On School Feeding Program
[Foroyaa]The European Union has contributed 2.6 Million Euro to the School Feeding Programme in The Gambia. The life span of the Programme was from December 2009 to July 2012 and the implementing organisation was the World Food Programme (WFP). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 1, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: German Philanthropists Boost School Feeding in Gambian Schools
[Daily Observer]Two philanthropists namely Gunter and Elfi from Dauchingen village in Germany recently donated cash and basic foodstuff to boost the school feeding programmes in three schools in the West Coast Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Youth Group Cleans Up Brikama Health Center
[The Point]Badinyaa one Family Promotions and Productions a local youth group in Brikama over the weekend conducted a day-long clean-up exercise at Brikama Health Center. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Standard Chartered Bank Donates to Five Hospitals Across the Country
[The Point]Standard Chartered Bank donated a total of 500 bed nets and 200 bed sheets to 5 Hospitals across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: How to Safeguard the Public From Fake Drugs
[Foroyaa]People are falling and dying like never before. There is need for a review of the life expectancy in the country as well as the major causes of death. There is also need to look at the quality of drugs that people take and the source of treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Green World Offers Life-Changing Opportunity to Gambians
[The Point]The Gambia has joined a host of countries around the world reaping the benefits of a health and wealth-given international concern known as Green World. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 28, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Malian Singer Extols the 'Breakthrough'
[Daily Observer]Ever since the president of the Republic, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya Jammeh made the historic breakthrough in a cure and treatment for the HIV/AIDS and other debilitating ailments six years ago, commendations and appreciations have been outpouring from all walks of life across the globe, with people expressing their most profound gratitude to the Medical Myth Buster for coming up with therapies against sickness that used to be life-threatening. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 24, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Who Will Help Sick Fatoumata Baldeh?
[The Point]Bakary Baldeh is requesting for assistance to carry out an overseas treatment of his 24-year-old daughter, Fatoumata Baldeh. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Tango Organizes Workshop On Stigma and Discrimination in HIV/Aids
[The Point]TANGO, in collaboration with UNAIDS, organised a two-day sensitization workshop on combating stigma and discrimination in HIV/AIDS for Civil Society Organizations, advocates and services providers for the welfare and rights of persons infected with HIV and AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 18, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: The Fight to End Female Genital Mutilation
[Foroyaa]Mrs.Fatou Kinteh of United Nation Fund for Population Affairs (UNFPA) delivered a statement at the national consultation and constructive dialogue on the proposed bill to prohibit Female Genital Mutilation or Cutting (FGM/C) in the Gambia, held on the 10th January 2013 at the Paradise Suite Hotel. The session was attended by delegates from all different parts the country to discuss the proposed law to prohibit degrading inhuman acts on women and girls. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Riders for Health and British High Commission Inaugurates a Training-Cum Resource Center
[Foroyaa]Riders for Health-the Gambia (RFH) and the British High Commission Office in Banjul have co-financed the establishment a Training-cum Resource Centre which was inaugurated at a ceremony held at the RFH Headquarters in Kanifing on Tuesday, 15 January 2013. The new training centre, which is situated at the RFH grounds, will serve as a classroom for the formal training of drivers, riders and technicians as well as a documentation centre for road traffic matters in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: PAMTP Clocks Six
[Daily Observer]Today makes it six years since the Presidential Alternative Medical Treatment Programme (PAMTP) started. Hundreds of people have been successfully treated and hundreds more on the waiting list. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: GAMCOTRAP Trains Five More Circumcisers and Their Assistants
[Foroyaa]The Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices, GAMCOTRAP working to promote the rights of women and girl children, held a three-day training for the last set of circumcisers and their assistants who have emerged just at the planning of a Dropping of the Knife ceremony in the Central River Region -North of the Gambia. This last batch of circumcisers,coming from the Fula Community of the Upper Saloum District are currently undergoing a training to empower them to abandon female genital mutilation. The traini (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Mother of New Triplet Seeks Support
[The Point]Adama Sanyang, a native of Fuladu Nema in Central River Region, on 3 January 2013 gave birth to triplet (two baby boys and a girl). (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 16, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: Stakeholders Raise Awareness On HIV/Aids Stigma, Discrimination
[Daily Observer]Stakeholders drawn from various Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and the media Tuesday concluded a two-day sensitisation workshop on combating stigma and discrimination in HIV/AIDS at the head office of The Association of Non-governmental Organisations (TANGO) in Fajara. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 16, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Mental Health Training for Health Workers Concludes in Farafenni
[Daily Observer]The Gambia, like many developing countries, experiences a high burden of mental and neurological disorders. Current national estimates suggest that about 13 - 20% of the Gambian population suffer some form of psychological distress. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Kairasuu Holds Question-and-Answer Winning Health Talks
[The Point]Kairasuu Federation, an affiliate of ChildFund, on 8 January 2013 held a daylong open community field health talks in Mamuda village, Kombo South district, West Coast Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Sanchaba Sulay Jobe, Sukuta Health Centre Boosted
[Daily Observer]Pirjo Latomaki-Jagne and Anna Maya, bothFinnish nationals, on Saturday donated medical items to the Sanchaba Sulay Jobe Health Centre and Sukuta Health Centre. The materials were presented at a ceremony held in Brusubi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Conteh Family Gives to First Born Babies At the Serrekunda Hospital
[Daily Observer]The Conteh Kunda Family recently gave baby items to the first born babies of the year at the Serrekunda Hospital. The presentation was held at thehospital grounds in Kanifing. The donated items include: bed sets, disinfectants, detergents, bath pans and a cash amount of D10, 000. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 15, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: Ambassador Chen Presents U.S.$180,000 to Support Gambian Medical Students in Ghana
[The Point]The Hon. Deputy Minister of Presidential Affairs and Secretary General, and Head of Civil Servants of the Office of the President at the time, Madi Jatta, recently received, on behalf of the Government of The Gambia, from H.E. Samuel Chen, Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan), a cheque for US$180,000, which is payment to help in the provision of tuition fees and stipends for 6 Gambian medical doctors in Ghana. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news