Gambia WHO Country Office




  • 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…
  • Gambia observes World Mental Health Day 26 October 2016 -- The Gambia commemorated World Mental Health Day with a series of complementary activities.  A week before the event, the National Mental Health Team - comprising the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Mental Health Professionals, WHO Country Office (WCO) and advocacy groups – conducted a series of public sensitization programmes on the national radio and television as well as the private media on mental health situation in the country in general and on the theme “Psychological…
  • Gambia | WHO Honours National Tobacco Control Champions October 2016 - The two winners from the Gambia of the prestigious World No-Tobacco Award for 2016 - Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Hon. Omar Sey and the Multi-sectoral Working Group for Tobacco Control – were recently presented with their Awards at a colorful ceremony held at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Headquarters in Banjul.
  • Gambia | Strategic Partnership Portal (SPP) Donor Briefing October - The Ebola outbreak caused human catastrophe (loss of human lives) and also tested the World Health Organisations’ (WHO) preparedness and response to disease outbreaks, globally. In response to the dire situation, in July 2015, a high-level meeting was convened in Cape Town, South Africa, with the Theme: ‘Building Health Security Beyond Ebola’.