Gambia WHO Country Office




  • “Breast feeding, “Support mums to breastfeed anytime, anywhere” World Breast feeding week was observed in The Gambia, from 1st to 7th August 2015. The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH&SW), through the National Nutrition Agency (NaNA), in collaboration with WHO, UNICEF and other partners came up with activities to sensitize the public especially so, employers and their women employees on the importance attached to breastfeeding.
  • Gambia commemorates World Hepatitis Day 2016 Banjul, The Gambia, 24th August 2016 - The Gambia joined the rest of the international community to commemorate World Hepatitis Day in a form of a press briefing organized by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoH&SW) in collabo-ration with World Health Organization (WHO) and the Medical Research Council (MRC). The objective of this gathering was to sensitize journalists on hepatitis to enable them disseminate the necessary information to a wider audience of the general public. The event was…
  • 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.