Gambia: GRCS Holds Simulation Exercise On Ebola Alert
[Daily Observer]The Gambia Red Cross Society (GRCS) with its partners from Senegal and Guinea Bissau on Saturday conducted a simulation exercise at Giboroh border with the aim of testing the level of preparedness of the Gambia health workers in the Ebola prevention and patient management system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 11, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Maternal Deaths in Gambia Mainly Within Age Cohort of 14 - 19 Years - Says WCR Governor
[Daily Observer]The governor of West Coast Region (WCR) has said that records have shown that majority of maternal deaths in The Gambia are within the age cohort of 14 - 19 years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 11, 2014 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: Ecobank Joins Fight Against Malaria, Ebola
[Daily Observer]In celebrating Ecobank Day, the Pan African Bank Saturday presented D200, 000 to the Gambia government through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in support of Malaria and Ebola prevention in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 11, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Ecobank Donates D200,000 to Sk General Hospital to Fight Malaria and Ebola
[The Point]Ecobank Gambia Limited on 8 November 2014 presented a cheque for D200,000 to the Serekunda General Hospital towards the fight against malaria and Ebola, as part of celebrations marking Ecobank Day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 10, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: GRCS Conducts Simulation Exercise to Test Ebola Preparedness
[The Point]The Gambia Red Cross Society, GRCS, with partners from Senegal and Guinea Bissau on Saturday conducted a simulation exercise at the Giboroh border with the aim of testing the level of preparedness of Gambian health workers in Ebola prevention and the patient management system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 10, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Journalists Briefed On the Introduction of HPV Vaccine in Gambia
[The Point]Journalists were Thursday briefed on the introduction of the HPV vaccine in the country at the Central Medical Stores in Kotu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Actionaid Signs MOU With Health Ministry, Gives D350,000 for Polio Vaccination
[The Point]ActionAid International The Gambia on 29 October, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 4, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Total Oil Campaigns Against Malaria With Football Game
[Daily Observer]Total Oil Company Gambia, on Thursday celebrated a daylong campaign against malaria with a football game organised between Bakau Central and New Town played at the community's football ground. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 29, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Journalists Briefed On Second Round NIDs
[The Point]The Gambia is on track to achieving 100 per cent polio immunization coverage after an impressive 99.7 per cent coverage in the first round of the synchronized national immunization days (NIDs), health officials overseeing the campaign have revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 28, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: UN Commends Gambia in Fight Against Ebola
[The Point]The UN System in The Gambia has commended the Gambia government for providing support to Guinea and Sierra Leone, and for its strong South-South cooperation in the fight against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 27, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Swe-Gam Presents Chemical Spraying Machines to Health Ministry
[The Point]Swe-Gam Company Gambia Limited yesterday donated five chemical spraying machines to the Gambia government's Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to help in maintaining an Ebola-free Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 27, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: W. Africa Ebola Crisis Hits Tourism, Compounds Hunger in Gambia
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Dakar -Pestilence, cyclical droughts and floods, and the West Africa Ebola crisis have pushed hunger to record levels in Gambia, where 200,000 people need urgent food assistance, the United Nations says. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 1, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa Ebola crisis hits tourism, compounds hunger in Gambia
DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pestilence, cyclical droughts and floods, and the West Africa Ebola crisis have pushed hunger to record levels in Gambia, where 200,000 people need urgent food assistance, the United Nations says. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Launches New Strategy to Tackle Killer Disease
[Daily Observer]The Gambia Government through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare over the weekend launched a new national malaria control strategy dubbed Seasonal Malaria Chemo prevention (SMC), designed to combat the killer disease, malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 30, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Unicef - 99.7 Percent Targeted Children Received First Dose of Polio Vaccine
[Daily Observer]The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in The Gambia has disclosed that 99.7 percent of the targeted Gambian children were reached with the first of two doses of the polio vaccine as part of the recently concluded four-day nationwide polio immunization, according to the information obtained from its official website. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 26, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambian Artistes Join in 'Ebola Free Gambia' Campaign
[Daily Observer]Since the outbreak of the deadly Ebola in some West African countries with death ever increasing, campaigns have been launched in many countries to sensitise their populace about this deadly virus, in order to keep Ebola-free nation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 26, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: WHO Rep Wants Gambia's Polio-Free Status Maintained
[Daily Observer]The World Health Organisation (WHO) country representative in The Gambia has underscored the need for efforts to be redoubled to ensure that the country maintains its free polio status it has been enjoying for more than a decade. He said the vaccination campaign needs to be ongoing and that there should not be any room for complacency in preventing the recurrence of the disease in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 24, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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