Gambia: Gratitude and Much Affection in the Gambia Towards the Cuban Health Professionals
[The Point] Banjul, Dec 18th - Moving words of praise received from the management of the Central Hospital of Banjul a group of the Cuban Medical Brigade (BMC) who successfully concluded their mission in The Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 19, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

'WHO stands by its action on Gambia cough syrup issue'
India had on Thursday said quality tests on the samples lifted from Maiden Pharmaceuticals - which has been in the dock for allegedly causing deaths of children in The Gambia - by the government's Central Drugs Laboratory (CDL) found the products to be in compliance with prescribed specifications and not contaminated with diethylene glycol (DEG) or ethylene glycol (EG). (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - December 16, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Maiden Pharma hopes to reopen plant as Indian lab clears syrups suspected by WHO in Gambia deaths
Indian health authorities halted production at Maiden's main factory in Sonepat near New Delhi in October after a WHO report said the company's cough and cold syrups might be connected to the deaths of 69 children in Gambia this year. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - December 16, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Gambia: NEA Exposes Lawmakers to Environmental Health Issues
[The Point] The National Environmental Agency (NEA) on Saturday 10th December, 2022 convened a capacity building forum on issues relating to environmental health for National Assembly Select Committee on Environment and chairpersons of various select committees of the parliament. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: '34 Percent of All Deaths in Gambia Is NCD Related'
[The Point] Programme manager at the Non-Communicable Disease unit at the Ministry of Health has revealed that 34% of all deaths in the country are Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) related. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 8, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Tobacco Control - Far From the Finish Line!
[The Point] Tobacco control is working--slowly. The number of people smoking worldwide has declined and tobacco-attributable deaths are falling. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 8, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Deputy Global Lead Coordinator for COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Arrives in Gambia for High Level Talks
[The Point] Banjul, December 7, 2022 - Mr. Benjamin Schreiber, the Deputy Global Lead Coordinator for COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Partnership (CoVDP), is in The Gambia for an official two-day visit. Mr. Schreiber is part of a joint Africa CDC and CoVDP delegation that is in Banjul on a high-level mission. Mr. Schreiber is joined by Dr. Isaac Adewole from Africa CDC in his visit. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 8, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Trust Bank Begins Distribution of Medical Items Worth D1.8 Million
[The Point] The Trust Bank on Tuesday began distribution of medical items including second hand clothing, electrical materials, detergents and other materials worth D1.8 million as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility Policy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 8, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rising temperatures causing distress to foetuses, study reveals
Climate crisis increases risks for subsistence farmers in Africa who usually work throughout pregnancyRising temperatures driven by climate breakdown are causing distress to the foetuses of pregnant farmers, who are among the worst affected by global heating.A study revealed that the foetuses of women working in fields in the Gambia showed concerning rises in heart rates and reductions in the blood flow to the placenta as conditions became hotter. The women, who do much of the agricultural labour and work throughout pregnancy, told the scientists that temperatures had noticeably increased in the past decade.Continue readin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 8, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Damian Carrington Environment editor Tags: Climate crisis Maternal health Pregnancy Maternal mortality Environment Global development & wellbeing Parents and parenting Society Women's health Africa World news Medical research Science Source Type: news

Nothing found yet to link Gambia deaths to syrup: Experts
In October, the state Drug Control Administration (DCA) had drawn samples of liquid products manufactured using propylene glycol from the Sonipat-based Maiden Pharmaceuticals after four of its drugs allegedly led to the deaths of children in Gambia. The samples were sent to the government's Central Drug Laboratory at Kolkata. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A World Cup Of Redemption For Senegal ’s Aliou Cisse
Just before the World Cup began, former West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady wrote about a player she had worked with when she was a managing director at Birmingham City. In 2002, the Senegalese ferry MV Le Joola capsized off the coast of Gambia, killing 1863 people. Among them, eleven were…#westham #vicechairmankarren #karrenbrady #cissé #senegal #managingdirector #bradywrote #african #west #ham (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gambia: MoH, Stakeholders Meet On Health Benefits Package
[The Point] The Ministry of Health and its stakeholders last Monday convened a two-day forum on the services to be provided by the health benefit package (HBP) under The Gambia National Health Insurance Service (NHIS). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 24, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Cold Weather Can Be Dangerous for the Human Body!
[The Point] A particularly nasty trifecta of influenza, COVID-19, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is already portending a rough winter. But there's another factor contributing to a potentially tough season for health: a colder-than-average season, which is forecast in the northern U.S. and the U.K. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 18, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Provincial Youth Leaders Take COVID-19 Vaccines to Encourage Others
[The Point] Several provincial youth leaders have taken the COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves against the deadly disease, while calling on other young people to take the jabs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 18, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: AGA, AOJ Hold Health Awareness Day
[The Point] Altogether Giving Africa (AGA) UK/Gambia in partnership with Old Jeshwang Health Centre (AOJ) last Saturday 12th November 2022 held the 2022 health awareness day at Old Jeshwang Health Center. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news