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Gambia: Nurse Motivated British Couple to Support Gambians
[The Point]Karmic Angels UK, a registered charity based in Liverpool, the United Kingdom, and also registered as an international charity operating in The Gambia, has said its aim and objective to establish and support projects, providing relief and development aid for the people of The Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 4, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Health Ministry Applauds President Jammeh for Free Maternal, Child Health Services
[Daily Observer]The acting regional nursing officer of Western Health Region (1) Rohey Jammeh applauded the Gambian leader, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr. Yahya Jammeh for rendering free maternal and child health services to pregnant women and children under five years of age. Madam Jammeh made these remarks last Friday, on behalf of the regional health director Western Health Region (1) Alhagie Saine, during the 'African Maternity Day celebration' organised by Western Health Region (1), and hosted by Yundum H (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 2, 2014 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: Global Hands, Gamcotrap On FGM
[Daily Observer]Global Hand Gambia (GHG), in collaboration with Gamcotrap on Saturday held a daylong seminar on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), at the Gamcotrap complex in Kanifing. The seminar on FGM is an annual capacity- building programme for both GHG and Gamcotrap, organised as part of students' visit programme. The students who come from Demon Fort University in United Kingdom, are all members of the parent body of GHG, called Global Hands Leicester, England. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 1, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: President Strengthens Gambia's Laboratory Disease Surveillance
[Daily Observer]The president of the Republic, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhagi Dr. Yahya Jammeh, has strengthened The Gambia's laboratory disease surveillance with a donation on Sunday of laboratory regents, test kits, and other essential materials. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 1, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: 'Large Percentage of Mental Health Admissions Is Cannabis-Related'
[Daily Observer]The director of Operations at the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDMA) has lamented what he called the alarming rate at which the young people are involved in drugs, revealing that statistics have shown that a large percentage of mental health admissions in The Gambia are cannabis-related cases. He lamented that this has created a huge burden on the country's health care delivery system. Speaking during the commemoration of the World No Drug Day celebration held at the governor's office in Brikama, Ebri (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 1, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambian Community in Spain Gives to AFPRC Hospital
[Daily Observer]The Gambian Community in the Kingdom of Spain through the Jammeh Foundation for Peace (JFP) Monday presented medical items and Mattresses worth over D250, 000 to the AFPRC General Hospital in Farafenni. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 27, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia's Teaching Hospital Conducts First Brain Surgery
[Daily Observer]The Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital, Gambia's only teaching health facility, on Tuesday 'successfully' conducted a brain tumor surgery, the first of its kind in the hospital's history; officials have told the Daily Observer Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 26, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Over One Million Worth of Food Items Distributed
[Daily Observer]The Gambia Islamic Union (GIU) last Friday distributed over D1million worth of food items to the needy Muslim Ummah within Kanifing Municipality, at a ceremony held at Talinding Islamic Union campus, in Talinding. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 26, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: MOHSW Validates GNHS Plan
[The Point]The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Tuesday organised a two-day validation workshop on the development of the Gambia National Health Strategic Plan (GNHSP) 2013. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 26, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: MOH & SW Validates National Health Strategic Plan Report
[Daily Observer]The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH&SW) on Tuesday validated the Gambia National Strategic Plan report (2014-2020), at a local hotel, in Kololi. The validation has incorporated the monitoring and evaluation framework, as well as the actual cost of all component included in the plan. This development process of this very important working document entails a series of activities, as outlined in its roadmap. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 25, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Ebola Testing Machines Worth D50 Million Secured
[Daily Observer]The Gambian leader, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr. Yahya Jammeh Thursday through the vice president handed over highly sophisticated Ebola testing machines worth D50M to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 24, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Health Workers Sensitised On Palliative Care
[Daily Observer]Members of the Gambia Palliative Care Association, with funding from the African Palliative Care Association (APCA) on Wednesday held a daylong sensitisation of its members at the NaNA office in Bakau. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 23, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia, WFP Sign Agreement to Eradicate Malnutrition
[Daily Observer]The Gambia government through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare has signed a Field Level Agreement (FLA) with the World Food Programme (WFP) in The Gambia to "eradicate child and maternal malnutrition". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 23, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: EU, Partners Boost Gambia's Food Security Drive
[Daily Observer]The European Union (EU) and its development partners - the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) have boosted the food security drive of the government of The Gambia with a donation on Wednesday of 385 metric tonnes of fertiliser and 100 tons of certified rice seeds. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 23, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Orientation for Journalists
[Daily Observer]The Directorate of Health Promotion and Education on Wednesday oriented the Gambian media personnel on Ebola, a disease that is currently causing a nightmare across Africa. The occasion that gathered personel from both the print and electronic media was held at the National Nutrition Agency conference hall. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

5 Top Flash Fiction Tips for Writers – Hysteria Writing Competition
Flash Fiction goes by many names: micro fiction, sudden fiction, short short stories, skinny stories (no fat allowed) and postcard fiction. I gather in China it translates to a palm-sized smoke because it should only last as long as a cigarette (thanks Wikipedia). There’s no easy way to describe what it is, but I think the organisers of the annual Bridport Prize have come up with a useful working definition. The Bridport, by the way, has just closed its doors for 2014: next year’s international competition opens again in late November. Flash fiction contains the classic story elements: protagonist, conflict, ob...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - June 13, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Bridget Whelan Tags: Hysteria Writing Competition bridget whelan hysteria 2014 Source Type: news

Gambia: AMMREN Gambia Chapter Donates Mosquito Nets to Communities in Urr
[The Point]African Media and Malaria Research Network (AMMREN) Gambia Chapter recently donated Long Lasting Insecticides Treated Nets (LLINs) to the communities of Soutuma Sere in the Jimara district, Upper River Region (URR). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 12, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Deadly Ebola Sensitisation Reaches West Coast
[Daily Observer]Gambian health authorities have been intensifying their sensitisation campaign against Ebola virus, aimed at preventing the highly contagious disease from entering the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: WHO Praises Gambia for 'Governing Bodies' Membership
[Daily Observer]The World Health Organisation (WHO) has congratulated the government of The Gambia for being designated to serve on key decision-making bodies of the Organisation in 2014 and beyond. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: UN System Supports Ebola Preparedness in Gambia
[The Point]The United Nation System in The Gambia through the World Health Organization (WHO) Tuesday presented an assortment of medical items and other suppliers to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in Banjul in support of national Ebola preparedness and response efforts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: UN Strengthens Gambia's Ebola Prevention Strategy
[Daily Observer]The Gambia's preparedness and response against the highly contagious Ebola virus has been strengthened by the United Nations system in Banjul through the World Health Organisation (WHO) with a presentation Tuesday of an assortment of preventive medical items and other supplies to the Healthy Ministry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Campaigners Call for Increased Tobacco Taxation
[Daily Observer]Campaigners against tobacco use in The Gambia have renewed their call for increased taxation on tobacco products imported into the country in an attempt to discourage its use. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 6, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: U.S. University Students On Research Study in Gambia Healthcare System
[The Point]Seven students from Miami and Xavier universities in Ohio USA are currently in The Gambia on a research study in Gambia healthcare system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 6, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: UTG Environmental Project to Focus On Rural Health Issues
[Daily Observer]The University of The Gambia (UTG), in collaboration with the Global Environment and Occupational Health (GEOHealth) and the University of Iowa, College of Public Health, recently held a two-day sub-regional consensus-building workshop on the most pressing rural health issues in the sub-region, such as water quality, work place safety, especially in agricultural work and health, among a host of others. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 4, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Ammren Gambia Distributes 400 Mosquito Nets to Communities in Urr
[Daily Observer]The African Media and Malaria Research Network (AMMREN) Gambia Chapter recently donated 400 Long Lasting Insecticides Treated Nets (LLINs) to the communities of Soutuma Sere in the Upper River Region (URR). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 4, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Over One Million Reproductive Health Project Inked
[Daily Observer]The National Youth Council of The Gambia (NYC) and The Gambia Family Planning Association (GFPA) have signed a one-year reproductive health and information services project, bankrolled by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) at a tune of D1,120, 000 (one million, one hundred and twenty thousand dalasi). The project, according to officials, seeks to enhance the provision of reproductive health and right information services to the Gambian population, particularly young people and to increase access to (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 4, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: GEOHealth Holds Subregional Workshop
[The Point]Dr Rex A. Kuye, head of Department at the Public Health and Environmental School of Health and Allied Health Sciences, University of The Gambia, has said the GEOHealth project would focus on the most pressing rural health issues in the sub-region such as water quality, workplace safety, and especially on agricultural work. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 2, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia, Turkey Reach Health Agreement
[Daily Observer]The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare has accepted to sign and ratify the 24th May agreement in Banjul for the funding of some health-related activities by the Turkish side in The Gambia, the embassy announced Thursday. In a press release sent to the Daily Observer, the Turkish embassy said these activities include the support and financing of the struggle against communicable diseases especially for the Ebola virus disease at the tune of US$50,000, to be financed by the Turkish Cooperation and Develop (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 30, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Kebba Ceesay Faces Eight Months Out With Ligament Damage
[Daily Observer]Gambia's international defender Kebba Ceesay could face eight months on the sidelines after Swedish doctors diagnosed ligament damage in the same knee he operated on in November last year, Observer Sports can report. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 28, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Humanity First Donates Medical Equipment to EFSTH
[The Point]Humanity First The Gambia recently donated medical equipment to emergency care unit of Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) in Banjul. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 28, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: World Red Cross and Crescent Day Celebrated
[Daily Observer]The Gambia Red Cross Society (GRCS) on Wednesday joined the rest of the world in celebrating World Red Cross Day at the Brikama Area Council in the West Coast Region. This year's theme was "My Red Cross Story". Speaking at the occasion, Fatou Gaye, the acting secretary-general of GRCS, stated that GRCS is a humanitarian and relief organisation, auxiliary to the public authorities in the humanitarian field, particularly to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and to the Medical Services of the Armed Fo (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 27, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: One-Year-Old Boy Seeks Support for Overseas Treatment
[The Point]One-year-old Abdourahman Fatty, residing in Tallinding, in the Kanifing Municipality, is seeking support from the government, the private sector, donors, philanthropists, parastatals, companies and individuals to come to his aid to undergo medical treatment abroad. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: DLS Nationwide Vaccination Campaign Targets 700,000 Chickens
[Daily Observer]The Department of Livestock Services (DLS) in partnership with the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Project (WAAPP) are currently embarking on a nationwide Newcastle Disease Virus (NDV) Vaccination Campaign. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Alleged Infanticide Lands Mother, Daughters in Custody
[Daily Observer]Lrr -Police have arrested a mother and two of her daughters in the Lower River Region (LRR) commercial town of Jarra Soma for their alleged involvement in an infanticide case, the Daily Observer has learnt. The trio allegedly buried the newborn of one of the daughters shortly after delivery. Our sources however could not ascertain if the baby was buried alive or had died at the time of the act as investigations are being mounted to get to the bottom of the issue. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: In Alhagie Jobe & Co's Trial - EFSTH Staff Appears But...
[Daily Observer]One Ebrima Jallow of Kanifing Estate, a medical lab technician at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH), on Wednesday appeared before Justice Emmanuel Amadi of the Special Criminal Court (SCC) in Banjul, as a witness in the criminal trial involving the state against Alhagie Jobe, deputy editor-in-chief of the Daily Observer; and Mbye Bittaye, an ex-employee of Africell. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: 'Foundation Stop Malaria' Launched
[Daily Observer]The regional director of West Health Region (1) Alhagie Saine last Friday launched 'Foundation Stop Malaria,' at a ceremony held at Tranquil Holiday Resort, Brusubi in Kombo North District of West Coast Region (WCR). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 21, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: What Do We Know About Stress - What Are Symptoms, Signs, & Causes
[The Point]Modern life is full of hassles, deadlines, frustrations, and demands. For many people, stress is so commonplace that it has become a way of life. Stress isn't always bad. In small doses, it can help you perform under pressure and motivate you to do your best. But when you're constantly running in emergency mode, your mind and body pay the price. You can protect yourself by recognizing the signs and symptoms of stress and taking steps to reduce its harmful effects. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: New PRO for Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital
[Daily Observer]A new public relations officer has been appointed at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH), the Daily Observer has learnt. Modou Lamin Jammeh alias 'duks', a senior lab technician, succeeded Baboucarr Ngum who retired after serving the hospital for so long. Jammeh is a long-serving health worker at the hospital and his career spanned for over 27 years. Speaking in an interview with the Daily Observer, Jammeh, who underwent several local and overseas trainings, said his top priority is to make (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Turkey to Send 30 Health Personnel to Gambia
[The Point]The government of Turkey through the Turkish Cooperation and Development Agency, TIKA, and Turkey's embassy in Banjul will in June 2014 send 30 health personnel to The Gambia, under a new technical assistance project for the country's health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Janneh - Exclusive Breast-Feeding Is a Source of Food Security
[Daily Observer]A nutrition field officer at West Coast Region (WCR) has described exclusive breast-feeding (1st 6 months after birth) as a source of food security, which has the potential to minimise the rate of infection and creates bonding (closeness) between mother and the child. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 16, 2014 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: DPS Gassama Says GBV Is Recognised As Global Health Issue
[Daily Observer]The deputy permanent secretary at the office of the Vice-President Bintou Gassama stated that the international community has recognised gender-based violence (GBV) not only as a significant human rights issue, but also as development and global health issue. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: U.S.$200,000 Bansang Hospital Vision Centre Inaugurated
[Daily Observer]The governor of Central River Region (CRR) Alhaji Ganyie Touray recently inaugurated a $US200, 000 Bansang Vision Centre, constructed by 'One-Sight' at the Bansang Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: 'Kanyeleng' Group Training On Reproductive, Child Health Care Ends
[Daily Observer]The traditional communicators, dubbed 'Kaneyeling' groups recently held three-day training on Reproductive and Child Health Care (RCHC at New Yundum Health Centre in Kombo North District of Western Coast Region. Speaking at the occasion, Sarjo Darboe, the Regional Principal Public Health officer for Western Health Region (1), commended the Officer-In-Charge (OIC) of New Yundum Health Centre, Adama Jobarteh and her staff members for their foresight in organizing this important training for the 'Kaneyeling' (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gov't, CRS to Distribute Over One Million Anti-Mosquito Nets
[Daily Observer]The government of The Gambia and the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) recently launched a campaign that will see the distribution of 1, one million and seventeen thousand, nine hundred and sixty-three (1017, 963) Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Mosquito Nets (LLINs) across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Haffner Says Hand-Washing Can Prevent Diseases
[Daily Observer]Anna Haffner of the Department of Water Resources has said that hand-washing can do a lot in their lives and it is a means by which so many diseases can be prevented, especially among children and the elderly as well. She made these statements on Thursday during a Global Hand Washing meeting with directors of public-private sector on hand-washing promotion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: 'Malaria-Related Deaths Dropped By 90 Percent'
[Daily Observer]Independent research conducted in selected health facilities across the country reveals that there is a general decline in malaria incidence in the country by 85.5%, and that admissions due to disease at the hospitals and health facilities, where the studies were conducted, dropped by 74% whilst the deaths attributed to it have gone down by 90%, the president has disclosed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 13, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Ida Bass Kidney Foundation Donates to EFSTH
[The Point]Ida Bass Kidney Foundation, a charitable organization based in the UK, Wednesday made a handsome donation to Hem dialyzes unit of Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 12, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: YCFAC Holds Health-Fair in Kafuta
[Daily Observer]The Your Change for a Change (YCFAC), in collaboration with Kafuta Youth Development Association recently held a community health-fair in Kafuta village. The health-fair brought together over 200 people across the district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Senfour Bread Retails At D7 From Friday, Announce Bakery Owners
[The Point]Members of the Bakery Owners Association of The Gambia, under the leadership of Ali H Diab, have announced that the Senfour bread will be sold at the retail price of D7 per loaf of bread, beginning the morning of Friday 9 May 2014. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 7, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: World Malaria Day Celebrated in URR
[The Point]The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, in collaboration with the National Malaria Control Programme and other institutions, Saturday celebrated World Malaria Day in Basse, Upper River Region (URR). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 7, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news