Health

President Barrow Commissions New Ambulances for 14 Communities

President Barrow Commissions New Ambulances for 14 Communities

Press release His Excellency, President Adama Barrow, on Friday, September 14, 2018, commissioned a fleet of new ambulance vehicles earmarked for 14 rural communities at a ceremony held at the State House grounds in Banjul. Speaking at the ceremony, President Barrow emphasized that the health[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 0 comments Health
Why Gambia Doctors Association Must Acknowledge Corruption

Why Gambia Doctors Association Must Acknowledge Corruption

I want to express my profound dismay at the truthful statement made by the Honorable Minister of Health and Social Welfare at a recent press conference was attacked and ridiculed by former staffers and the Gambia Resident Doctors Association to the extent of calling for[Read More…]

by March 7, 2018 1 comment Health, Politics
Gambia Medical Tourism: A Blessing in Disguise?

Gambia Medical Tourism: A Blessing in Disguise?

By Yusef Taylor, @FlexDan_YT Gambian President Adama Barrow announced earlier this week that his government has entered into an agreement with Israeli company International Medical Services to build a €220 Million state of the art hospital in The Gambia. At this stage little is known about[Read More…]

by September 20, 2017 0 comments Health, Politics
Main Referral Hospital In Shambles

Main Referral Hospital In Shambles

One would think that being the main referral hospital of the country, which receives critical patients from the other health facilities across the country and also being a place where doctors and other health workers are expected to be trained on the best standards of[Read More…]

by April 26, 2017 0 comments Health, Society
Gambia, India’s Specialty Hospital Sign MoU

Gambia, India’s Specialty Hospital Sign MoU

India’s leading specialty hospital, BLK Super Speciality Hospital, and The Gambia’s Health Ministry have signed a memorandum of understanding. The development, a significant step forward in Indo-African collaboration in the healthcare sector, will lead to transfer of knowledge and skills as well as build capacity[Read More…]

by November 30, 2015 0 comments Health, News
‘I Was Also A Victim Of FGM’

‘I Was Also A Victim Of FGM’

Gambian gender activist talks about her activism to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and gender-based violence. Dr. Isatou Touray, the Executive Director and founder of Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children, also serves as the Secretary general of Inter-African[Read More…]

by November 12, 2015 25 comments Health, Society