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

Gambia: Gambian Philanthropist Gives to NBR Health Centres
[Daily Observer] Danmark-based Gambian philanthropist, Sulayman Junkung Sawaneh on Tuesday donated seven high blood pressure testing machines, uniforms for nurses, solar batteries, three wheelchairs, massaging machine and eye glasses worth over D400, 000 to seven health centres in the North Bank Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Riders for Health to Open Office in Liberia
[Daily Observer] Riders for Health (RFH) in The Gambia, manager of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare's mobility fleet, is on the verge of opening new office in Liberia. The move is part of its contribution towards improving transportation within the health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Rotary Club of Fajara Gives to SJGH
[Daily Observer] The Rotary Club of Fajara, The Gambia Birds Airline and their counterparts abroad last Friday donated medical items worth over D100,000 to the Sulayman Junkung General Hospital (SJGH) in Bwiam, Foni Kansala District of the West Coast Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Canada-Based Sierra Leonean Donates to EFSTH
[Daily Observer] Rebecca Cambell, a Sierra Leonean based in Canada, who was one time refugee in The Gambia during the war in Sierra Leone, last Friday donated bed spreads, blood sugar testing machines, glouse machine and St lips, Craft dinner meal for children and toys to the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia to Introduce New Inactivated Polio Vaccine
[Daily Observer] The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare through the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) will on 1st April 2015 introduce the new Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) in The Gambia for the prevention of Poliomyelitis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: UN Women Partners With GAMCOTRAP in the Campaign to End FGM in the Baddibus
[Foroyaa] GAMCOTRAP has launched a two-year project with two hundred community leaders in Lower and Central districts of the North Bank Region of the Gambia. The project which is funded by the United Nations Trust Fund to end Violence Against Women (UN Women) seeks to empower communities to end FGM and promote the rights of women and girl-children. As a result community leaders and members of the Council of Elders from both districts participated in a series of workshops held in Kinteh Kunda, Njaba Kunda and Kerewan (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia to Introduce Inactivated Polio Vaccine
[Foroyaa] The Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) under the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare will on Wednesday, 1st April introduced,The Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) in line with the global polio eradication initiative spearheaded by the World Health Organization (WHO) to maintain immunity against poliomyelitis globally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - March 31, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: 'Gov't Made Significant Progress in Fight Against TB'
[The Point] The permanent secretary at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Mackie Taal, has said as a result of the firm commitment by President Yahya Jammeh and his government, the Health ministry has over the years made significant progress in the fight against TB in The Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 26, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: MRC Reaffirms Commitment to Overcoming TB in Gambia
[The Point] The Medical Research Council (MRC) has reiterated its stance and commitment to fighting and ensuring tuberculosis is history in The Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 24, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Gambian despot who 'cured HIV-AIDS' and his British homoeopath allies
President Yahyah Jammeh, the dictator who has defied medical opinion since 2007 by claiming to have found a cure for HIV-AIDS, has found allies in a British homoeopathic group sponsored by the official suppliers of homoeopathic medicine to the Royal family (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: gambia homoeopathic President Yahyah Jammeh Gambia Wellness Foundation HIV-AIDS Source Type: news

The Gambian despot who 'cured HIV-AIDS' and his British homoeopath allies
President Yahyah Jammeh, the dictator who has defied medical opinion since 2007 by claiming to have found a cure for HIV-AIDS, has found allies in a British homoeopathic group sponsored by the official suppliers of homoeopathic medicine to the Royal family (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - March 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: gambia homoeopathic President Yahyah Jammeh Gambia Wellness Foundation HIV-AIDS Source Type: news

Gambia: Derek Bailey Foundation Inaugurates New Maternity Ward in Nyofelleh Clinic
[The Point] Derek Bailey Foundation of UK in collaboration with the British Embassy in The Gambia has built and inaugurated a new maternity ward in Nyofelleh Village clinic in the West Coast Region, to reduce the mortality and morbidity rate among the community of Nyofelleh and its surrounding villages. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 13, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: '796 Volunteer Cooks for School Children'
[The Point] The World Food Programme representative in The Gambia, Victoria Ginja, has announced that 796 volunteer cooks undertake multiple tasks in the school feeding programme, who are usually food management committee members. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 10, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Good Trend in the Health Sector
[The Point] We would like to commend all those making invaluable contributions to improve our health sector and condition in The Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 9, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: 51 Percent of School Girls Receive Hot Meal - WFP Country Rep
[The Point] According to the World Food Programme (WFP) representative in The Gambia, there are approximately 100, 000 pre-primary and primary school children in 584 schools, of whom 51 per cent of girls are receiving hot meals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 5, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: First Lady Tours Hospital Facilities
[The Point]The Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) in Banjul yesterday received First Lady Zainab Yahya Jammeh, as part of the Gambia's Golden Jubilee independence anniversary. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 27, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Training Under Way On Community Treatment for PlHIV
[The Point]A-six-day training session organised for People Living with HIV by the Gambia Network of AIDS Support Societies and funded by the German Agency for International Cooperation, through the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition, commenced on Monday at the Paradise Suites Hotel. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 24, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

West Africa: Preventing Future Ebola Outbreaks in West Africa
[UNDP]Banjul, the Gambia -The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has provided over 105,000 US Dollars to support the Gambia's efforts to build a strong and robust surveillance system to detect cross-border infections and to help people, communities and the state swiftly stamp out outbreaks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia to Host International Conference On Ebola
[The Point]The Gambia will host the first-ever major international conference on Ebola in West Africa at the end of this month, February. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 16, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: MRC Donates Bio-Medical Generator to Bansang Hospital
[The Point]The Medical Research Council (MRC)-The Gambia Thursday handed over an 80KVA bio-medical diesel equipment/generator and other items worth over D1 million to Bansang Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 16, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Conducts First Laparoscopic Surgery
[Daily Observer]Dr Firas Alireqsousi, a Syrian obstetric and gynaecologist consultant at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital, together with a team of medical doctors last week Thursday conducted the first ever laparoscopic surgery in The Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Health Promotion Boss Warns Against Ebola-Free Status Complacency
[Daily Observer]The director of Health Promotions and Education at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare has warned that The Gambia being Ebola-free should not be a reason for people to be complacent about the contagious virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: 'Govt's Accurate Policies Led to Gambia's ALWA Award'
[Daily Observer]Gambia's achievement of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance Award (ALMA) for excellence in implementation of vector control was propelled by the accurate policies and strategies put in place by the Government under the leadership of the Gambian leader His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yaya Jammeh, according to the minister of Health and Social Welfare, Omar Sey. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 12, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Bags 2015 African Leaders Malaria Alliance Award
[Daily Observer]The Gambia is a recipient of the 2015 African Leaders Malaria Alliance Award (ALMA) for Excellence in implementation of vector control. The Gambia was joined by seven countries that received such an award namely: Burundi, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Guinea, Chad, Guinea Bissau and the Comoros for maintaining 95% coverage or above of vector control (long lasting insecticidal net and/ or indoor residual spraying). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 11, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Awarded for Excellent Malaria Control Initiatives
[The Point]The Gambia has received the 2015 African Leaders Malaria Alliance Award (ALMA), for excellence in implementation of vector control. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 9, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Lifts Travel Ban to Ebola-Affected Countries
[The Point]The Gambia government has lifted the travel ban imposed on countries affected by the deadly Ebola virus namely, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea Bissau, with immediate effect. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 9, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Guardian Media Campaign On FGM Launched
[The Point]The Guardian in collaboration with UNFPA The Gambia, Thing Young Women (TYW) and Safe Hands for Girls (SHFG) Friday launched the Guardian Media Campaign to End FGM in The Gambia, at a ceremonyheld at the Senegambia Beach Hotel in Kololi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 3, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: First Lady Gives D230, 000 to Nursing Student's UN Meeting
[Daily Observer]Her Excellency Madam Zineb Yahya Jammeh, the First Lady of the Republic yesterday presented D230, 000 to Ramatulie K Jammeh, a fourth-year nursing student at The University of The Gambia (UTG) to attend the 59th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news