Gambia: 'IRS Part of Efforts to Make Malaria Non-Health Threat in Gambia'
[Daily Observer]The Health and Social Welfare minister, Omar Sey, has asserted that the National Indoor Residual Spraying(IRS) campaign forms part of the government of The Gambia's renewed efforts to make progress towards preventing and controlling malaria so that it ceases to be a major public health problem in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 23, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Govt Registers Tremendous Achievement in Malaria Prevention - Minister Sey
[The Point]Basse -The Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Omar Sey, has said the application of cost-effective multiple interventions in The Gambia has culminated in registering a lot of achievements in preventing and controlling malaria in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Restricts Entry From Ebola-Affected Countries
[The Point]The Gambia government has announced travel restrictions on people from countries affected by the Ebola virus disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Commences Polio Immunization Campaign
[The Point]Gambia has commenced in earnest the international polio vaccination campaign for under-5 children in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 19, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Koroma Hails Jammeh for Us$.05m Donation to Combat Ebola
[Daily Observer]The president of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, has written to his Gambian counterpart, H.E Sheikh Prof. Alhagie Dr. Yahya AJJ Jammeh Nasirul Deen Babili Mansa, thanking him for his donation of US$500, 000 to combat the deadly virus of Ebola in his country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: 'No Gambian Infected By Ebola in Liberia'
[Daily Observer]The Gambian Community in the Ebola plagued Liberia is safe from the deadly disease and so far no Gambian has contracted the virus, the Daily Observer has been informed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Turkey Donates Materials for Ebola Preparedness in Gambia
[The Point]Turkey on Wednesday 10 September started delivery of medical materials and equipment to The Gambia for preparedness in case of any outbreak of the Ebola virus disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Ebola Prevention
[Daily Observer]Ebola continues to make the news across our sub-region. The Gambian health authority as we are all aware is stepping up preventive measures. There is a free service number for people to call and report suspected cases or ask questions pertaining to the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Indian Community Supports Gambia's Ebola Preparedness With Over D0.8 Million
[Daily Observer]The Indian Community in The Gambia has boosted the national preparedness strategy against the deadly Ebola disease with a donation of D865, 000 to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Ebola Presence in Senegal Elicits Mixed Reactions in Gambia
[Daily Observer]The confirmation by the Senegalese government through its Health Ministry that the West African country recorded its first case of deadly Ebola virus has been met with mixed reactions in The Gambia, the closest neighbour to that country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Launches Ebola Call Centre
[Daily Observer]As part of efforts to strengthen communication on Ebola preparedness and prevention in the country, the Health and Social Welfare minister Wednesday launched what it called 'Ebola Call Centre 1025'. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Health Ministry Convenes Emergency Meeting On Ebola Situation
[The Point]The director of Health Promotion and Education, Modou Njai has made its clear to the general public on national television that despite the fact that it part of our custom and culturehand-shaking should be stopped for meantime, as Gambia is in high alert. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Jammeh Gives Sierra Leone Five to Fight Ebola
[The Point]President Yahya Jammeh, "in a show of African solidarity", has given US$500,000 to President Ernest Bai Koroma and the people of Sierra Leone as Gambia's contribution towards the fight against the Ebola virus disease outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Turkey to Provide Free Medical Care for 25 Gambians Each Year
[The Point]The government of Turkey is to provide free medical treatment for 25 Gambians each year, according to the Turkey-Gambia agreement on cooperation in the fields of health and medical sciences. It was ratified by the National Assembly on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Tostan Gambia, Senegal Vow to Curb FGC
[Daily Observer]Senegal -As the struggle to end Female Genital Cutting (FGC) gains momentum, Tostan Gambia and Senegal, an international NGO operating within the two countries have committed themselves towards establishing a committee that will fight the menace of FGC, especially within their border villages. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Bansang Youth Group Wins Youth Malaria Song Contest
[The Point]As part of commemorating World Malaria Day, the regional health team, in collaboration with Peace Corps, organised a daylong youth malaria song contest, a programme supported by Africell, a leading cell phone company in The Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 26, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Ratifies Protocol to Protect Traditional Knowledge, Folklore
[The Point]The Gambia is now among countries that have ratified the Swakopmund Protocol on the Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Expressions of Folklore. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Urr Observes World Breast-Feeding Week
[Daily Observer]In their drive to promote optimal infant and young child-feeding, the Gambia National Nutrition Agency (NaNA), in collaboration with the Regional Health Team in Upper River Region (URR) with support from UNICEF recently celebrated World Breast-feeding Week at Nyakoi Taibatou Village in the URR. This year's theme was "Breastfeeding: A winning goal-for-life". The theme highlights the significance of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and how they relate to breast-feeding and Infant and Young Child Feedi (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 14, 2014 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: IFAD President to Meet Head of State and Ministers to Discuss Investments in Smallholder Agriculture, Women and Youth
[IFAD]Rome -The President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Kanayo F. Nwanze, will arrive in the Republic of The Gambia on 20 August for a two-day official visit to meet with Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh, President of the Republic of The Gambia, and high-level government officials. The focus of discussions will be on strengthening partnerships and furthering work to transform rural areas into economically vibrant places. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Imams Pray for Ebola Victims in Sierra Leonean
[Daily Observer]The Sierra Leonean Embassy in The Gambia, under the leadership of Ambassador Alhagi Soulayman Daramy last Thursday gathered Imams within the Greater Banjul Area and members of staff of the embassy, to offer special prayers for Sierra Leone and her people in the wake of the Ebola outbreak in that part of the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 12, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Extends Flight Ban to Nigeria
[Daily Observer]The Gambia government through its relevant ministries has extended a ban on air passengers bound for Banjul from the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the latest West African nation to be hit by the deadly Ebola virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 12, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Bans Air Passengers From Freetown, Monrovia and Conakry
[The Point]The Gambian authorities have ordered that, "with immediate effect and until further notice", four local airline companies serving Banjul and the sub-region must "not to pick up passengers in Freetown, Monrovia and Conakry respectively as inbound passengers to Banjul". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 11, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Timely Move Against Ebola Outbreak
[The Point]The Gambia government has done the right thing, also at the right time, in banning the ferrying of air passengers into the country from the areas in West Africa affected by the Ebola virus disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 11, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Health Ministry - Strategies Are in Place to Combat Ebola
[The Point]Modou Njai, Director of Health Promotion and Education at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, has made it clear that there is no confirmed Ebola case in The Gambia yet and as a result there is no cause for the pubic to panic despite the worrying situation of Ebola in other countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia and Ebola Prevention
[Daily Observer]Ever since the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the sub-region, resulting into many deaths in neighboring countries, health authorities in the country have been intensifying efforts to avert any prevalence of the disease in the country. With the death toll continues to rise in the affected countries and new cases reported in Nigeria, it is therefore timely that the Ministries of Health, Social Welfare as well as Transport, Works and Infrastructure engaged flight operators in the country to adjust to a (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 7, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Solar Foundation to Support Schools, Health Facilities Others
[Daily Observer]Solar Foundation, The Gambia (SFG), a non-charitable organisation based in The Gambia is set to assist schools, health centrs and communities in less privilege areas in rural Gambia with limited electricity supply, with Green Energy (Solar). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Teenage Pregnancy - Factor Impeding Growth of Girl Child
[The Point]As the world celebrates yet another World Population Day on the theme: "Invest in young people", speeches delivered on the occasion by Dr Aja Isatou Njie-Saidy, Vice President of The Gambia and Ade Mamonyane Lekoetje, UN Resident Coordinator, were dominated by adolescent pregnancy, early marriages and unsafe sex and abortions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 17, 2014 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: Time to 'Drop the Knife' on Genital Cutting
[IPS]Banjul -Women's rights activists in the Gambia are insisting that more than 30 years of campaigning to raise awareness should be sufficient to move the government to outlaw female genital mutilation (FMG). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 15, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Time to “Drop the Knife” for FMG in The Gambia
Circumcisers in the Gambia publicly declaring that they have abandoned the practice of FGM. Credit: Saikou Jammeh/IPSBy Saikou JammehBANJUL, Jul 13 2014 (IPS) Women’s rights activists in the Gambia are insisting that more than 30 years of campaigning to raise awareness should be sufficient to move the government to outlaw female genital mutilation (FMG). The practice remains widespread in this tiny West African country of 1.8 million people, but rights activists believe that their campaign has now reached the tipping point. Two years ago, GAMCOTRAP, an apolitical non-governmental organisation (NGO) committed to the p...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 13, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Saikou Jammeh Tags: Africa Editors' Choice Education Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Population Religion Women's Health Circumcision female genital mutilation FGM Gambia GAMCOTRAP Islam Ministry of Women’s Affairs Re Source Type: news

Gambia: Sheikh Zayed Regional Eye Care Briefs Media On New Project
[The Point]Sheikh Zayed Regional Eye care in collaboration with One Sight Foundation in the United State of America and Gambia National Eye Care of the Ministry of Health over the weekend conveyed a press conference on the new project. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: 'All Suspected Ebola Cases Proved Negative At Test'
[Daily Observer]All suspected Ebola cases in The Gambia that have been tested have proved negative, but the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare will not be complacent towards the prevention and control of this highly contagious disease, Permanent Secretary Makie Taal has declared. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Journalists Briefed On 'Sustainable Vision Care Project'
[Daily Observer]The Sheikh Zayed Eye Care Clinic, in partnership with OneSight Organisation on Saturday briefed journalists from various media houses on its "Sustainable Vision Care Project' launched in the country. This project, according to the partners, is here to help Gambians in three areas, such as awareness, accessibility and affordable of eye- care. This was disclosed to journalists at a meeting held at the Sheikh Zayed Eye Care Clinic in Kanifing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 8, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: FIBank Donates Food Items to St John's School
[Daily Observer]The First International Bank Gambia Ltd last Tuesday donated fifteen bags of rice, six tins of tomato paste, five gallons of five-liter oil and two bags of Onion to St John's Basic Cycle School for the Deaf, at a presentation ceremony held at the school premises in Kanifing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 7, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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