Gambia: First Lady's Foundation Presents Medical Items to Bansang Hospital
[The Point] As part of efforts to complement Government efforts in the health delivery system, the First Lady's Foundation through support from Zaragoza based foundation, Arambia in collaboration with Star GSM Company recently donated medical equipment to Bansang Hospital at a ceremony held at State House. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 17, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: SBNGambia, Businesses Commit to Invest in Nutrition
[The Point] The SUN Business Network Gambia Chapter (SBNGambia) on Tuesday commenced a three-day re-convergence on nutrition commitment and Terms of Reference (TOR) development as well as businesses' involvement in the first 1000 days of life. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Lack of Resources May Hamper Investigation of Rare Medical Condition
[The Point] A retired Gambian public health specialist, Philip Saine, has lamented that the investigation of a rare medical condition among children is being hampered by lack of resources, as health officials complained of lack of adequate petrol and allowances, amongst others. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: On Acute Kidney Diseases Among Children!
[The Point] Promoting healthy lives and guaranteeing the well-being of all citizens is essential to sustainable development. Currently, the world is facing a global health crisis unlike any other - COVID-19 is spreading human suffering, thereby making lives unbearable for communities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: WTS Vet United Holds Training On Animal Welfare
[The Point] Welttierschutzstiftung (WTS) Vets United, a registered animal welfare charity recently convened a four-day Training of Trainers (TOT) on animal welfare at The Gambia Horse and Donkey Animal Welfare Centre at Makasutu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 12, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: EFSTH Reports Rare Medical Condition Already Causing Death Among Children
[The Point] The Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) in Banjul yesterday reported the detection of a rare medical condition among children that is already causing deaths. This is currently being studied and observed at the hospital's Paediatric Outpatient. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: PHO Confirms Reduction of Malaria Cases in URR
[The Point] As part of their quest and efforts to eliminate malaria, the malaria control unit has embarked on a campaign of house spraying and distributing bed nets and in the Upper River Region (URR). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Mayoress Lowe Extends Magnanimity to Banjul Flood Victims As Cases of Diarrhoea Reported
[The Point] Rohey Malick Lowe, the mayoress of Banjul over the weekend embarked on a series of visits to flood victims in Banjul amid the heavy downpour. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Together Gambia Can Eradicate Malaria!
[The Point] Malaria is a serious health concern that used to threaten the lives and livelihoods of communities in the Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Covid-19 Vaccination Surges Despite Misconceptions
[The Point] The number of Covid-19 vaccinations is going up amid the Health Ministry's struggle to defeat the misconceptions around the vaccines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 5, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: House of Hope Appeals to Victim Centre to End Boycott
[The Point] House of Hope - The Gambia working in collaboration with the No Health Without Mental Health - Gambia (NHMH-GM) under the stewardship of Fka has called on The Gambia Centre for Victims of Human Rights Violation to end its boycott of its activities in the interest of victims' healing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 5, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: How Covid-19 Vaccination Normalizes Travelling for Gambians
[The Point] As the world tries to recover from the pandemic, the World Health Organisation (WHO) advised citizens of all countries to take the covid-19 vaccine in order to return to normalcy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 5, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Your monkeypox questions answered as vaccine access expands
Editor's note:This story was originally published July 25 onUCLA Health's Connect blog. It was  updated Aug. 2.As monkeypox spreads across the United States, there are now documented cases in Los Angeles County. As of July 25, there were 162 confirmed cases in Los Angeles County and at least 3,400 cases in the United States, prompting fears of another coronavirus-style outbreak.Monkeypox, however, is an entirely different virus. It is not a respiratory illness like COVID-19, notes  Dr. Omai Garner, director of clinical microbiology for UCLA Health.“It’s a different disease and it’s not the kind of thing that trans...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 3, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Gambia: WHO Hands Over Medical Supplies, Equipment to Moh
[The Point] The World Health Organisation (WHO) last Friday presented medical supplies and equipment to the Ministry of Health at a handing over ceremony held at the Central Medical Store, Kotu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Roll-Outs First-Ever Digital Birth, Health Insurance Schemes
[The Point] The Ministry of Health on Monday will begin issuance of the Gambia's first-ever digital birth and Health Insurance Certificates. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news