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Gambia: NGBVs Campaign On FGM/C Continues, As More Youth Are Trained
[Daily Observer] As the struggle continues to end Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting (FGM/C) practice in The Gambia, the Network Against Gender Based Violence (NGBV) on Thursday started a three-day training of various youth groups on FGM/C campaign and advocacy skills, held at Action AID head office in Kanifing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 9, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: VP Presides Over Post-Congress Workshop of Third WCPHN in Banjul
[Daily Observer] The vice president of the Republic of The Gambia and minister of Women's Affairs, Her Excellency Aja Dr Isatou Njie-Saidy Wednesday presided over the opening of the post-congress workshop of the III World Congress of Public Health Nutrition, held at Sheraton Hotel. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 8, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: 'Childhood Malnutrition Still Remains a Problem in Gambia'
[The Point] The Vice President and Minister responsible for Women's Affairs, Isatou Njie-Saidy, has said despite some achievements over the years in food security, which led to the award to The Gambia by FAO for reducing undernourishment, childhood malnutrition still remains a problem in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 8, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gamnass Holds First National Forum On Access to Art and Care for Plhivs
[The Point] The Gambia Network of Aids Support Societies (GAMNASS) in collaboration with its partners yesterday convened its first national advocacy forum on People Living with Human Immune Virus (PLHIVs). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 7, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Red Cross Celebrates First Aid Day
[The Point] The Gambia Red Cross Society (GRCS) recently celebrated World First Aid Day at Yalding Lower Basic School in Farato. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Aflatoxin Negatively Impacts On Economy, Health of Gambians Reveals a Paca Commissioned Study
[Foroyaa] A study commissioned by the Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA), through the Meridian Institute (USA), reveals that aflatoxin is negatively impacting on the economy, agricultural productivity, livelihood and health of the Gambian population.These findings were disclosed at a two day validation workshop of the draft report on the 'Situational Analysis for the Mitigation of Aflatoxin within the National Food Safety System of the Gambia', which started yesterday, 30 September, 2015 at the Seneg (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 5, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: HIV High Among Divorced Women, DHS Report Says
[The Point] Momodou Lamin Cham, Director of Coordination and Quality Dissemination at The Gambia Bureau of Statistics, has said that one key finding of the 2013 Gambia Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) report was that HIV prevalence is high among divorced women - separated or widowed. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 1, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Govt Commended On HIV/Aids Stance
[The Point] Almamo Barrow, Acting Director ActionAid International The Gambia, has commended the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and the Government of The Gambia for playing a key role in ensuring the national response to HIV/AIDS is successful. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 30, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Demographic Health Survey 2013 Report Launched
[The Point] The Gambia Bureau of Statistics (GBoS), in collaboration with stakeholders, Tuesday launched the results of The Gambia Demographic Health Survey 2013 report at a ceremony held at the Atlantic Hotel in Banjul. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 30, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Minister Sey Launches GDHS 2013 Report
[Daily Observer] The minister of Health and Social Welfare on behalf of the minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Abdou Colley, yesterday launched the 2013 Gambia Demographic and Health Survey (GDHS) report, which is a nationally representative survey of 10, 233 women, ages 15-49 and 3, 821 men ages 15-59. The launching was held at the Laico Hotel in Banjul. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 30, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: National Condom Strategy Validation Underway
[Daily Observer] Action Aid The Gambia, in collaboration with National Aids Secretariat and partners in the fight against HIV/Aids, through the support of the Global Fund, Tuesday began a two-day validation of the National Condom Strategy 2015, held at the Action Aid conference room. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 30, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Measures to Keep Ebola At Bay Intensify
[The Point] The Health Promotion and Education Unit of the Ministry of Health has continued to intensify efforts at keeping the deadly Ebola virus at bay from The Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Trust Bank Donates Medical Items to Tanka-Tanka Psychiatric Hospital
[The Point] Trust Bank Gambia Limited recently donated medical items and other necessary supplies worth D250,000 to the Tanka-Tanka psychiatric hospital located in Salagi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Trust Bank Donates Medical Items Worth D250 000 to Tanka Tanka
[Daily Observer] Trust Bank Ltd the Gambia recently donated D250, 000.00 worth of medical items among other items to the Tanka Tanka Psychiatric Hospital at Salagi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: 'Drivers Play Pivotal Role in Combating HIV Transmission'
[The Point] Drivers, particularly long distance truck drivers, could play very important roles in the fight against HIV and AIDS, the project manager for Global Fund's HIV and AIDS programme at ActionAid The Gambia has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 18, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: FAO Trains Trainers On Nutrition Education in Janjanbureh
[Foroyaa] This column is partly devoted to monitor and report on issues that are relating to food security in the Gambia as well as the interventions of Government and Non-governmental Organizations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: President Offers to Support Triplets
[Daily Observer] The Gambian leader, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr. Yahya AJJ Jammeh Babili Mansa, has offered care take of the triplets two-baby girls and a boy who were born barely a week ago at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: 95 Students Undergo Training On Health
[Daily Observer] The Nova Scotia-Gambia Association has recently organised a summer school programme for senior secondary schools within the Banjul and KMC. The three-week event, held at Latrikunda Upper Basic School, was supported by the Ministries of Education and Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Turkish Experts Target Gambia's Health Education Sector
[Daily Observer] A delegation of experts from the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), among other stakeholders visited The Gambia between August 23 and 27th, a press release from Turkey's Embassy in The Gambia said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Turkish Delegation Holds Talks With Gambian Authorities On Health Project
[The Point] A delegation of experts from Turkey visited The Gambia from 23 to 27 August 2015, for meetings with the Gambian authorities within the framework of a project for the capacity development of the Faculty of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences of the University of The Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Blood Transfusion Services Dear to First Lady's Heart - Health Minister
[Daily Observer] The minister of Health and Social Welfare said blood transfusion services are dear to the First Lady of The Gambia, Her Excellency Madam Zineb Yahya Jammeh, who he said champions the course. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 20, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: MOHSW, MRC Sign D3M Pact to Upgrade Basse Health Centre
[Daily Observer] Basse -The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare has signed a D3 million agreement with the Medical Research Council Gambia Unit for the upgrading of the Basse Major Health Centre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Senegalese Neurosurgeons Conduct Five Brain Surgeries in Banjul
[Daily Observer] Three-man Senegalese Neurosurgeon Humanitarian Mission, who are currently in The Gambia under the invitation of the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital, have successfully conducted five brain surgery operations at the said hospital in Banjul. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Green World Presents Secret of Healthy, Wealthy Lifestyle
[The Point] Green World has brought to the doorsteps of people in The Gambia the secret of how to live a healthy and wealthy lifestyle. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 11, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: FAO Trained Trainers On Nutrition Education in Lower Basic School
[Foroyaa] This column is devoted to monitor and report on issues that are relating to food security in the Gambia as well as the interventions of Government and Non-governmental Organizations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 7, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: The Fight Against Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission On Course
[Daily Observer] Allere Incoporation, a global diagnostic device and service provider on Tuesday afternoon presented 1800 HIV/Syphilis duo test kits to The Gambia through Her Excellency the First Lady Madam Zineb Yahya Jammeh. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 5, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Tango Sensitises TAC Members On Health Watch
[The Point] Crr -The Association of Non-Governmental Organizations, TANGO, in collaboration with Public Health Research and Development Centre Lead NGO (CIAM), Health Promotion and Development Organization (HePDO) and Nova Scotia Gambia Association (NSGA), recently sensitized members of the Central River Region Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) members on TANGO 's Health Watch project in Janjangbureh. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 5, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Is Still Ebola Free
[Daily Observer] The director of health promotion and education under the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare on Wednesday disclosed that The Gambia is still an Ebola free country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 31, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Red Cross Trains Volunteers On Screening Malnutrition in Under-Fives
[The Point] The Gambia Red Cross Society (GRCS) has recently trained young volunteers in Upper Nuimi District on hygiene, health, sanitation and nutrition at the administrative town of North Bank Region, Kerewan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 31, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: How Serious Is Malaria Disease in the Gambia During the Raining Season
[The Point] What is malaria (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 21, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Federation for the Disabled Receives 500 Lenses From Spain
[The Point] The Gambia Federation for the Disabled (GFD) recently received donation of about 500 myopia, longsighted, and shortsighted lenses from two Spanish: Javier De La Morena and Karmen Louzao. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: AAITG Holds Forum On Malaria Day in Two Outreach Stations
[Daily Observer] The Action Aid International The Gambia recently organised two-day open Malaria Day forum at Sambel Kunda and Papa outreach stations, in Niamina East and West districts respectively, all in CRR south. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 7, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Is Still Committed to the Fight Against Ebola - Njai
[Daily Observer] The director of Health Promotion and Education at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Momodou Njai has affirmed that The Gambia is still committed to the fight against Ebola. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 6, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Celebrates World Blood Donor Day June 2015 Give the Gift of Life - Donate Blood World Blood Donor Day 2015
[The Point] The theme of this year's campaign is "Thank you for saving my life". It focuses on thanking blood donors who save lives every day through their blood donations and strongly encourages more people all over the world to donate blood voluntarily and regularly with the slogan "Give freely, give often. Blood donation matters." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 30, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: More Blood Donors Needed As Gambia Commemorate World Blood Donor Day
[Foroyaa] The Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Mr. Omar Sey has called on people to donate blood in order to save lives and promote humanity. The health Minister was speaking recently in Brikama at the Governor's resident where the commemoration of World Blood Donor Day was held on 14 June, 2015.Minister Sey stated that blood donors deserve to be commended for their unique role in saving life. He said that the theme for this year's world blood donor day is "thank you for saving my life" and blood donors deserv (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 26, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Big Smile Foundation Donates to Health Facilities, Other
[Daily Observer] Big Smile Foundation The Gambia, a registered non-governmental organisation, recently donated hospital equipment to the Serekunda General Hospital, Kiaf Health Centre, Fajikunda Health Centre and Burreng Village amongst others. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Skye Bank Presents TV Set to Fajikunda Health Centre
[The Point] Sky Bank (Gambia) on Thursday presented a brand new LG television set to Fajikunda Health Centre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 16, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Bansang Hospital Referrals Reduced By 35 Percent - Says CEO Jeng
[Daily Observer] The chief executive officer of the Bansang Hospital, Baba Jeng, has disclosed that the number of referrals from the hospital to Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital has reduced by 35% (225-189), from 2013-2014. This significant reduction, he said, could be attributed to the coming of the two Gambian Doctors and other trained nurses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 9, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Lrr Has the Highest HIV & Aids Prevalence
[Foroyaa] Speaking at the national launching of the Trans- Gambia Corridor Road Construction Project last week at the Baobab Holiday Resort in Bijilo, the Executive Director of the National Aids Secretariat (NAS), Mr. Ousman Badjie, said the latest surveys on HIV/ AIDS prevalence in The Gambia indicate that the Lower River Region (LRR), for the past few years, is the hardest hit region. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 3, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Indian Community Inaugurates New Clinic
[The Point] Health Minister Omar Sey Monday presided over the inauguration of Namaste India Foundation (NIF) clinic, established by the Indian community in The Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 2, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Baby Supporting U.S.-Based Foundation Launched in Gambia
[The Point] The United States of America-based foundation called "Prospect in Mummy Tummy (PIMT) International" was Saturday launched in The Gambia at a ceremony held at the Paradise Suites Hotel. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 1, 2015 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: Why the Rate of Miscarriages Are Extremely High in the Gambia
[The Point] How can this be prevented? (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 27, 2015 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: Ambassador Audu Donates to EFSTH, BMHC
[Daily Observer] The Nigerian ambassador to the Gambia, Esther John Audu, Thursday donated food and domestic items to Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) and Brikama Major Health Centre (BMHC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: GamSNA Holds 20th Annual Congress
[Daily Observer] The Gambia Student Nurses Association (GamSNA) recently held its 20th annual congress at the school of State Enrolled Nurse at Bansang. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: Gambia Hosts WAHO Forum On Methodological Tools
[The Point] The Gambia government through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Monday hosted a two-day West Africa Health Organization (WAHO) dissemination workshop of methodological tools for documenting good practices in health, at the Paradise Suites Hotel. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: HePDO On Gambia's Current TB Status
[Daily Observer] The Health Promotion and Development Organisation (HePDO) yesterday updated journalists from different media houses on The Gambia's current TB status and their role in TB control and prevention. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: 'Gambia Among 10 Countries With Greatest Risk to Be Mother'
[The Point] The Gambia is one of the ten countries in world with the highest and greatest risk to be a mother, despite improvements in children's and maternal health, a report by Save the Children has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 13, 2015 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Study finds seasons may affect immune system activity
ConclusionThis research found seasonal variations in gene expression in one type of white blood cell. Some genes became more active in the summer months, while others became more active in the winter. For example, one gene involved in the body's anti-inflammation response was increased during the summer, while some involved in inflammation were increased in the winter. The researchers also found seasonal variation in the numbers of each type of white cell. These patterns were different in samples taken from people in the UK, compared with people from The Gambia.Because of the observational nature of each study, it is not p...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Heart/lungs Medical practice Source Type: news

Gambia: IDB / TIKA Pledge to Support UTG School of Medicine
[Daily Observer] The International Development Bank (IDB) and the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), have pledged to fund a project by the School of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences of the University of The Gambia (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 12, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone's High Commissioner to the Gambia Bolsters Ebola Fight
[Sierra Leone Government] President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma last Thursday received cash presentation from the Sierra Leone High Commissioner to the Republic of The Gambia Ambassador Soulay Bashirou Daramy to help bolster the fight against the receding Ebola virus disease (EVD). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 12, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news