Gambia WHO Country Office




  • 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.
  • Gambia launches national cessation guidelines for tobacco dependence The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) with the support of the World Health Organization has launched the first ever national cessation guidelines for tobacco dependence. It is also on record that the Gambia is the first country in the African Region to launch national cessation guidelines for tobacco dependence, says Dr. Ahmed E.A. Ouma, TOB/AFRO, in a brief statement during the launch.
  • The Gambia Commemorates World Tuberculosis Day 2016 The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH&SW) in the Gambia in collaboration with WHO and MRC joined the rest of the international Community to commemorate World Tuberculosis Day (WTBD) on the 24th March. The theme for this year was “Unite to End TB”.