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The mission of the WHO Gambia Country Office is to promote the attainment of the highest sustainable level of health by all people living in Gambia through collaboration with the government and other partners in health development and the provision of technical and logistic support to country programmes.

  • Gambia commemorates World Blood Donor Day 2014 Banjul 20 June 2014 - The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, WHO and partners joined the international  community to commemorate World Blood Donor Day 2014. The theme for this year, “Safe blood for saving mothers” focuses on raising people’s awareness about the critical               need for safe blood and blood products to be available to everyone, especially for women suffering from severe bleeding during delivery or after childbirth.  Speaking at the occasion the Minister for Health and Social Welfare, Hon. Omar…
  • UN supports Ebola preparedness in The Gambia BANJUL, 17 June 2014 - The United Nation System in The Gambia through the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday presented an assortment of medical items and other supplies to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in Banjul in support of national Ebola preparedness and response efforts. The items included more than 42 boxes with 4000 sets  of personal protective equipment, 2000 copies of posters on the prevention and control of  Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), 25000 copies of leaflets on…
  • WHO donates medical equipment to Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) Banjul, 6 March 2014 -- The Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Hon. Omar Sey on 26 February 2014, received an assortment of medical equipment and supplies from the WHO Representative, Dr. Charles Sagoe-Moses. The items, meant for Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH), are worth over 2 million Dalasis. Receiving the items at the grounds of the Hosipital in Ban-jul, the Hon Minister lauded the excellent working relations between his Ministry and the WHO, He described WHO as a…
  • Gambia launches first mass media campaign against tobacco Banjul, 21 February 2014 -- The Ministry of Health & Social Welfare in collaboration with the World Lung Foundation in New York, and with the technical support of the WHO Country Office, launched on Wednesday, 19 February 2014, the first-ever national mass media campaign to warn people about the harmful effects of tobacco. Intended to show the harmful effects of tobacco, the campaign uses two spots: ‘Cigarettes Are Eating You Alive’ and “Coughing Child”. These will be aired on radio…
  • WHO Representative, Dr Sagoe-Moses, presents credentials to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Banjul, 02 January 2014 -- The newly appointed WHO Representative to the Gambia, Dr Charles Sagoe-Moses, this afternoon, presented his credentials to the Gambia’s Foreign Minister, Dr Aboubacarr Senghore. During a brief discussion with Dr Sagoe-Moses in his office in Banjul, the Honorable Minister commended the WHO for the good work it is doing and for the positive contributions it is making towards the realization of national health goals. During the brief interaction, he said he was convinced that Dr.…