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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

Gambia: Gambia to Revitalise Primary Health Care By June
[Daily Observer] The minister of Health and Social Welfare has announced by June, The Gambia will commence the revitalisation of the defunct Primary Health Care system throughout the country as part of government's strategic concern and care for the health of the people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 11, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Tanka-Tanka Hospital Receives Donation of Domestic Materials
[The Point] Tanka-Tanka Psychiatric Hospital on Thursday received an assortment of domestic items such as soaps, towels, toothpastes, bags of shoes, among others from Mobee Organization, a Gambian-based charitable organisation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: ECHO Provides Over Half a Million Euros to Save Lives of More Children in the Gambia With Nutrition Support
[The Point] The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) is committed to saving the lives of more children in The Gambia through the provision of additional funding to UNICEF, totalling ?549,957, as part of its support to the nutrition response in the Sahel. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: President Jammeh Confident of Gambia's Food Self-Sufficiency
[Daily Observer] The President of the Republic has expressed confidence that The Gambia can be food self-sufficient if the people, particularly young people are ready to work. He said it is clear to him that by Allah's grace, the country can feed itself without relying on imported food. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 6, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: The EU Supports Food Safety Control System in the Gambia
[The Point] From 16th to 31st March 2015 an EDES support mission of Technical Assistance took place in The Gambia to strengthen the national food safety control system. The EDES Programme is funded by the European Union (EU) to the tune of ?30 million, equivalent to more than GMD 1.5 billion. It is designed to contribute to the production of safe food in the ACP (African-Caribbean-Pacific) countries. EDES also aims to secure the flow of food products of animal and plant origin towards the EU or at the regional le (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 29, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Registers Significant Gains in Malaria Fight
[Daily Observer] The deputy permanent secretary at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare has disclosed that The Gambia has registered significant gains in malaria control and prevention. Deputising for the Health minister at the commemoration of World Malaria Day on Saturday at Soma in the Lower River Region, DPS Dawda Ceesay indicated that research has shown a general decline in malaria morbidity, and mortality incidence has dropped by 85.5%. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 28, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: World Bank Supports Efforts to Boost Nutrition and Health Services for Women, Young Children
[World Bank] Washington -The World Bank Group's Board of Executive Directors approved a total of US$5 million in new financing for The Gambia to strengthen primary health care services and improve community nutrition for the country's most vulnerable children and women. The project is expected to reach approximately 477,000 direct beneficiaries (children under five and women aged 15-49 years) by 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 28, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Private Sector Urged to Join Fight Against Malaria
[The Point] The private sector in The Gambia have been called upon to join the fight against malaria, as it is the most competent sector to mobilize the much-needed resources to meet the challenges. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 27, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Malaria Still a Major Issue
[The Point] World Malaria Day was Saturday celebrated around the world, including in The Gambia, to highlight the advances that have already been made in malaria prevention and control, and to commit to continued investment and action to accelerate progress against this deadly disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 27, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

No GMOs for the Gambia ever, declares president
(NaturalNews) Only a couple of years after its Minister of Forestry declared that genetic engineering would most likely eventually make its way into the country, the Gambia in West Africa has now officially been declared to be GMO-free -- permanently.Gambian President Yahya Jammeh... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexual violence against female sex workers in The Gambia: a cross-sectional examination of the associations between victimization and reproductive, sexual and mental health - Sherwood JA, Grosso A, Decker MR, Peitzmeier S, Papworth E, Diouf D, Drame FM, Ceesay N, Baral S.
This study will report the prevalence of and evalu... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 24, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news