Gambia: Forum Exposes Participants to Institutional Framework for Nutrition Security
[Daily Observer] The Permanent Inter-state Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS), through the AGRHYMET Regional Centre, in collaboration with The Gambia's ECOWAS Regional Agriculture Information System (ECOAGRIS) and Planning Service Unit, recently commenced a five-day forum on the establishment of the institutional framework and validation of relevant indicators for food analysis and nutrition security. This was held at the National Nutrition Agency in Kanifing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 8, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: My Campaign Against Skin Bleaching Will Never End - President Jammeh
[Daily Observer] The Gambian leader has said that his campaign against skin bleaching in the country will never end, so long as this practice continues, describing the act as ungodly. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 8, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Evaluation of Ifad's Programme in the Gambia
[IFAD] Banjul -Development projects carried out in The Gambia by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) - the UN agency specializing in rural development - have been well designed, but faced challenges during their implementation, an evaluation report produced by IFAD's Independent Office of Evaluation (IOE) revealed today at a national workshop in Banjul. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 4, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: December First Is the Worldwide HIV and Adis Awareness Gambia No Exception
[The Point] World AIDS Day on 1st December brings together people from around the world to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 1, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Actionaid Gambia On World Aids Day Celebration
[The Point] The Executive Director of ActionAid International The Gambia has highlighted the need for celebrating World AIDS Day, as "a lot of gains have been registered" in the prevention of HIV/AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 30, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Japan, Gambia to Sign U.S.$95,000 Ebola Prevention Project
[The Point] The Ambassador of Japan based in Senegal, Takashi KITAHARA, will on the 27 November 2015 attend in Banjul a ceremony for two projects granted by the government of Japan to fight against the Ebola epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 26, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Govt Bans Female Genital Mutilation
[Al Jazeera] Gambia has become the latest in a string of African nations to ban female genital mutilation (FGM), an ancient tradition of removing external parts of a girl's vagina that has been widely condemned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 26, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Gambia Has Best Health System Indicators in Sub-Saharan Africa - Says UN Resident Coordinator
[Daily Observer] The UNICEF Country Representative and United Nations Resident Coordinator, Sara Beysolow Nyanti, asserted that The Gambia has some of the best health system indicators in sub-Saharan Africa, citing immunisation coverage, which exceeds 90% as an example. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 25, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Not a Ticket to Death - Diabetes Patients Can Live 'Normal Life'
[The Point] People with diabetes can stay healthy and live a normal life if they do regular medical check-ups and take care of their diet, the programme officer at the Gambia Diabetes Association has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Highlighting Successes in Gambia's Healthcare Delivery
[Daily Observer] The Secretary General and head of the Civil Service last week visited the over GMD27Million Gambia government and the Islamic Development Bank new staff quarters of the AFPRC General Hospital in Farafenni in the North Bank Region. The visit, as SG Nyabally stated, among other things was meant to inspect the new developments that occurred in the facility as the Hospital continues to play a vital role in health care delivery of The Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Six Gambian Patients Treated at Menderes Hospital
[Daily Observer] Aydin Province, Turkey -Six Gambian patients recently underwent a treatment programme for different ailments at the Adnan Menderes University Research and Training Hospital in the Aydin Province of Turkey. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 10, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Hosts Waho/Warn Malaria Managers Meeting
[Daily Observer] The Gambia is hosting a four-day West African Health Organisation/West Africa Regional Network Malaria Programme managers meeting at the Paradise Suite Hotel in Kololi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: MRC Hosts International Training for Fieldworkers
[The Point] The Medical Research Council (MRC) Gambia yesterday hosted a three-day international workshop on fieldworkers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 3, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambian Footballer Could Visit Sierra Leone Ebola Survivors
[Foroyaa] Ebrima Sohna of Gambia could be one of selected ambassadors to pay visit to children orphaned by ebola and adult survivors of the endemic in December. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Sare Louba Circumcisers Join Campaign to End FGM
[The Point] In its efforts to intensify the campaign to end FGM in the Gambia, GAMCOTRAP reached out to eight communities during a sensitization workshop conducted in Sare Louba in the Lower Fuladu district close to the border area with Senegal on the South Eastern part of the Gambia. Two circumcisers, Penda Wuri Baldeh and Teneng Baldeh were identified and they were trained at an earlier training workshop held for circumcisers in Kudang. Having committed to stop the practice, they initiated a sensitization meeting an (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 28, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: National Network of Ex-Circumcisers Launched
[Daily Observer] A three-day conference organised for 158 ex-circumcisers by Gamcotrap, with funding from UNFPA recently ended at the Pakalinding Lodge, Lower River Region, with the formation of a network of ex-circumcisers in The Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 27, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Over 200 Women Complete President's Infertility Treatment
[Daily Observer] A total number of 232 women that make up the 12th batch of the President's Infertility Treatment Programme were Sunday evening discharged by the Gambian leader, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya Jammeh Babili Mansa after a weeklong treatment in Kanilai. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 20, 2015 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: First Lady Reaffirms Govt Commitment to End Poverty, Malnutrition
[Daily Observer] Basse -The First Lady of the Republic of The Gambia Madam Zineb Yahya Jammeh has reaffirmed the Government of The Gambia's continuous commitment to end poverty and malnutrition in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Global Hands Holds Reproductive Health Training Workshop
[The Point] Global Hands Gambia on Friday held a daylong training workshop for high school students, youths, representatives of civil society organisations and media practitioners on reproductive health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 19, 2015 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: EFSTH Receives Medical Items Worth D5.3 Million
[Foroyaa] IDA Bass Kidney Foundation, a UK based charitable organization founded by a Gambian in June 2013, donated medical items and 12 kidney dialysis worth about D5.3 million to the newly built Haemodialysis Unit at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital Children's Wing in Banjul.The donation took place at the Children's Wing of ESFTH, on Monday, 12 October, 2015. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Launches Campaign to Eliminate Malaria At Homes
[The Point] The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare through the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) has launched the 2015 Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) campaign. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Leaky humanitarianism: the anthropology of small arms control in the Gambia - Hultin N.
Among Gambians, attitudes toward small arms control vary. For some, it appears as the unjust act of an overbearing and autocratic government; for others, it is part of the project of fashioning a modern state; for yet others, being licensed to carry a gun ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

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