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  • The Gambia Commemorates World Tuberculosis Day 2017 The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) Country Office, the Medical Research Council (MRC) and other stakeholders observed the World Tuberculosis Day (WTBD) on the 24th March. The theme for this year is “Unite to End TB”.
  • Stakeholders in The Gambia Review Draft Mental Health Legislation BANJUL, 28 March 2017 : Stakeholders representing different interest groups and institutions attended a day’s workshop held on 23 March 2017 to discuss draft zero of the new mental health legislation for the Gambia. This meeting was a joint initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO) Country Office and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW), which followed months of preparation and mobilization for the engagement of critical stakeholders, including key Government Ministries (Justice, Interior, Health and Education), as…
  • The Gambia Introduces New Three-Year Tobacco Taxation Policy BANJUL, 27 March 2017 : The Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs of the Government of the Republic of the Gambia has introduced a new three-year tobacco taxation policy, 2017-2019, following discussions with and capacity building from the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Gambia Launches Nationwide Mass Drug Administration Campaign Against NTDs BANJUL, 21 March 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) in collaboration with the World Health Organization Country Office (WCO) has begun a ten-day nationwide Mass Medicine Administration campaign (MMA) against two of the world’s known Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) – Schistosomiasis and Soil-Transmitted Helminthisasis. WHO supported the training and provided the medicines required for this exercise.
  • WHO Gambia Donates Infection Prevention and control Materials to The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare 26 October 2016 - The WHO Country Office (WCO) recently presented an assortment of medical supplies, non-medical supplies and equipment to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoH) in Banjul in support of national emergency preparedness and response efforts. These items were purchased using the European Union and World Bank Funds. The items presented to the ministry of Health and Social Welfare included Technical guidelines and standard operating procedures, medical supplies and equipment, medical and non-medical supplies, infection prevention…

 

 

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