Gambia: Nana Trains CRR Nurses On Early Initiation of Breastfeeding
[The Point] The National Nutrition Agency (NaNA), in partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Ministry of Health recently, concluded a two-day training orientation for nurses in Central River Region (CRR) on early initiation of breastfeeding. The event was funded by UNICEF. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: President Barrow Meets Health Authorities Following AKI Deaths
[The Point] President Adama Barrow has met health authorities in The Gambia after the death of at least 70 children linked to Acute Kidney Injury (AKI). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Health Promotion Boss Bags Int'l Appointment With ACDC
[The Point] Modou Njai, Director of Health Promotion and Education under the Ministry of Health, has been appointed regional coordinator by the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (ACDC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 11, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: No Vaccination Certificate, No Travel - How the Scheme Works
[The Point] Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, one of the restrictions that take precedence when it comes to the world of travel is getting vaccinated to enable one travel to other countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 11, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Impact of COVID-19 Vaccines On Female Passenger in Gba
[The Point] More than 400,000 people have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in The Gambia since last year, statistics from the Ministry of Health have revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 11, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia deaths: 'WHO yet to give relevant papers'
India's drug regulator has written thrice to the WHO to provide documents but there has been no response, they said. Last month, the WHO had issued a warning on cough syrups after which Indian health authorities halted all production of the company. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gambia: 'We Hope 'Nafa' Program Will Impact Beneficiaries After 3 Years'
[The Point] The executive director for the National Nutrition Agency (NaNA), one of the implementing partners of the 'Nafa' Programme in the country, has said that the project is beginning to see results even though it is at an early stage. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Road to NAYCONF 2022 As Flag Tour Continues
[The Point] Road to the National Youth Conference and Festival (NAYCONF) 2022 has begun in earnest, as flag tour continue to seek the blessing and support of all stakeholders to ensure a successful youth convergence. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 8, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: AESSA Expresses Concern Over Government's Action At Monkey Park
[The Point] Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Students Association (AESSA) have expressed concern about government's recent actions in the protection of the local fauna and flora population at Monkey Park in Bijilo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 4, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Indian Drugs, Sold Worldwide, Sometimes Deadly
Deaths from contaminated cough syrups in Gambia have brought attention to loose regulations in India and a lack of testing capacity in poor importing nations. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hari Kumar, Saikou Jammeh, Mujib Mashal and Elian Peltier Tags: Regulation and Deregulation of Industry International Trade and World Market Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Syrups Third World and Developing Countries Ethylene Glycol Gambia India Source Type: news

'Gambia hasn't found link between child deaths and Maiden syrups'
The regulator, Medicines Control Agency (MCA), has been investigating last month's mysterious child deaths that were thought to be linked to cough syrups made by Sonipat-based Maiden Pharmaceuticals. However, the real cause of the acute kidney injury cases linked to the child deaths is still "unknown", MCA told The Point newspaper. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 2, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Gambia: 'Cause of AKI Not Known, Kids Die Without Consuming Suspected Drugs'
[The Point] The Medicine Control Agency (MCA) says the real cause of the Acute Kidney Injury cases linked to the deaths of at least 70 children in The Gambia is still unknown. The agency claims some of the children died without consuming the suspected drugs while some of the dead children consumed drugs that are safe to use. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: UNICEF, USAID Hand Over 22 Washing Stations to MoH
[The Point] The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) with funding from The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) last Thursday handed over hand washing stations to the Ministry of Health at a ceremony held in Farafenni. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: GADHOH Trained On CHE, Production of Reusable Sanitary Pad
[The Point] Members of The Gambia Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (GADHOH) were recently sensitization and trained by the Association on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) on Comprehensive Health Education (CHE) and the production of reusable sanitary pad program at the NaNA conference hall. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cough Syrup: What We Know About Tainted Medicine from India
Tainted syrup from India may be connected to the deaths of dozens of children in Gambia, officials said. Indonesia banned cough syrup sales, though the link there is unclear. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Ives Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Recalls and Bans of Products Ethylene Glycol Food Contamination and Poisoning Hazardous and Toxic Substances Poisoning and Poisons Kidneys World Health Organization Indonesia Haryana (India) Gambia Source Type: news