Gambia WHO Country Office




  • Gambia replaces trivalent OPV (tOPV) with bivalent OPV (bOPV) Banjul, 18 July 2016 - As part of global efforts to eradicate polio, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) with the support of WHO, Unicef and other partners recently concluded countrywide orientation/training on the cessation of tOPV use in routine polio immunization activities.
  • WHO Gambia engages local Church on NCDs Banjul, 15 July 2016 - As part of its advocacy efforts to promote and strengthen partnership for health development, WHO Gambia Country Office in collaboration with the Ministry of Health recently engaged a local Church to discuss noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and their risk actors. The WHO Representative, Dr. Charles SAGOE-MOSES gave a talk on the growing burden of NCDs on populations around the world and in the Gambia in particular. He told the congregation that NCDs are life style diseases…
  • WHO and MoH take stock of PB 2014-15 and 2016-2017 Health authorities and the WHO Country Office today held a fruitful meeting to discuss progress made and lessons learnt during implementation of the Programme Budget 2014-2015 as well as charting the way forward for the smooth implementation of the current Programme Budget 2016-2017. The meeting also provided an opportunity for the WHO team to brief health officials on the new AFRO Transformation Agenda, the new Hand-book on WHO Business Rules and the new WHO Country Co-operation Strategy.
  • World Malaria Day 2016 Banjul 25 April, 2016 - Meanwhile, both the health minister and the WHO Representative (WR) delivered statements on the Gambia Radio and Tele-vision Services (GRTS) on the eve of the Day. The WR for his part delivered the RD’s statement. The information products (RD’s statement and highlights on global achievements in malaria control) developed in observance of the Day were also shared at the press briefing and with GRTS, excerpts of which were broadcast in the local news and specific programmes …
  • Gambia launches Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign Banjul, 25 April 2016 - After intensive preparations, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) in collaboration with WHO, UNICEF and other partners has officially launched the much awaited seven-day nationwide measles –rubella vaccination, which ends on Monday, 1st May 2016.