Gambia WHO Country Office




  • 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’.
  • “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.