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Minister Samateh: World Bank to Build Infectious Treatment Center in the...

By: Kebba AF Touray The Gambia’s Health Minister, Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh, has informed the country’s Lawmakers that the World Bank is going to build...

World Bank Procures Two Medical Waste Machines for Gambia Worth Over...

By Momodou Jarju The World Bank has procured two medical waste management machines for The Gambia worth over fifty-one million dalasis, the health minister Dr....

Gambia records 3 new COVID-19 Cases Bringing the total active...

By Nelson Manneh The Gambia has recorded three new COVID-19 cases bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 47. One case was...

Grade 9 Students to Resume Classes Wednesday After Four Months of...

By Lamin B. Darboe, Information Officer, MoBSE The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE), has announced the resumption of classes for Grade 9 students...

Fumigation of Schools Commences For Grades 9, 12 to Begin Exams

By Ndey Sowe The fumigation of Schools to enable Grades 9 and 12 to resume classes and sit to their exams during this period of...

Gambia Records Second COVID-19 Death

By Nelson Manneh Dr. Mustapha Bittaye, the Director of Health Services at the Ministry of Health on Sunday 21st June 2020, confirmed the registration by the...

GAMBIA RECORDS 4 NEW COVID-19 CASES Bringing the total positive...

By Nelson Manneh The Gambia yesterday 22nd June 2020 recorded four new COVID-19 cases bringing the total number of cases the country has ever recorded...

Gambia records 6 new COVID-19 Cases

By Nelson Manneh The Gambia has recorded six new COVID-19 cases bringing the total positive cases to 34. Two cases were confirmed on Monday and four...

Covid-19 Response Package What Government Could Have Done Differently

By Musa Badjie Miraculously, it came from nowhere. Scientists around the globe cannot still give a definitive answer as to how it came into the...

In The Gambia, Cuban Pediatrician Cares for Children, They Say Thank...

By Beatriz Vaillant Rodríguez (*) Rainer Paulino Basulto, Second Degree Specialist in Pediatrics, cares for the health of children in The Gambia, a small nation...

RISK COMMUNICATION THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

Effective outbreak communication requires strategic messaging across different outbreak phases. As ministry of health is increasingly using social media platforms to communicate in this...

TWO NEW COVID-19 CASES Bringing the total to 28

By Nelson Manneh Health authorities yesterday 8th June 2020 confirmed the registration of two new COVID-19 cases in the Gambia bringing the total number of...

Pandemics Cause Breakdown in Social Support Systems- Says HePDO Director

By Momodou Jarju The Executive Director of Health Promotion and Development Organisation (HePDO), Omar Ceesay, has said that during pandemics, social support systems are usually...

TOPIC: How To Follow A Healthful Diet

Prepared by: Ousman Jallow and Yassin Samateh UNIVERSITY OF THE GAMBIA-DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH A healthful diet means eating nutrient dense foods, in the...

Reporters Visit COVID-19 Treatment Centre

By Ndey Sowe/Nelson Manneh Eight Media houses were taken on a conducted tour of the country’s main COVID-19 treatment centre at the Sanatorium in Banjul,...

Another Covid-19 Patient Recovers Leaving three active cases

By Nelson Manneh and Ndey Sowe Another person has yesterday been discharged from hospital following his recovery from the Coronavirus Pandemic. Dr. Abubacarr Jagne the head...

National Assembly Health Committee Applauds Frontline Workers

Workers at the frontline to contain the spread of the Covid 19 disease pandemic in the Gambia have been applauded by the National Assembly...

Public Health Response To Covid-19, The Gambian Story

PART ONE Modou Jallow & Fatoumata Sankareh COVID-19 is an illness caused by a novel, or new, coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China, in late 2019....

Accessing Health Services for Children A Challenge in Rural Gambia

as mothers lament difficulties faced MUHAMMED S. BAH (MS) Women in rural Gambia have raised concerns over the difficulties they face in accessing health services for...

MoH Receive Consignment of Donated PPEs from UAE, Jack Ma Foundation

By Nelson Manneh The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Thursday 21st May 2020, received two consignments of donated medical items including Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs)...