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Reviving Healthcare In The Gambia.

The Gambia has had three presidents ever since independence in February 18, 1965. Throughout that time, and even in this current period, healthcare has been so poor and has not been given the priority...

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We started a fundraising campaign, and we need your help to reach our goal!

Hello there, Our campaign: “Create A Healthy Gambia” is underway and in order to reach our goal we need your contribution. How your donation will help: Gambia is a third-world country that has a...

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Fatou Toufah Jallow’s Story: Rape Is A Public Health Issue

  It was before Ramadan. I’m not sure what date Ramadan was in 2015. But I did receive a call from Jimbee again and she said that it’s been a while and that there...

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POLITICS VERSUS HEALTHCARE AND EDUCATION IN THE GAMBIA

Hello Gambia Healthcare team. To anyone and everyone reading this blog, please visit the official website via this link; https://gambiahealthcare.com/. Also like the Facebook page by clicking on this link; https://www.facebook.com/gambiahealthcare/. Don’t forget to...

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A FATAL LABOR & DELIVERY TRUE LIFE STORY OF A GAMBIAN

  Fatoumata (patient) went through a tough labor and delivery. She was taken to the Ahmadiyya Hospital at about 11 am, where she was first attended to by the head nurse on duty. She...

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Healthcare System In The Gambia Is Partially Decentralized (Lamin Kanyi, Public Health Nurse)

Health system in The Gambia is partially decentralized, meaning regional level administrations are not autonomous. This affects their functionality in terms of dispensation of duties. They rely on decisions from central level which may...

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Dealing with Grief & Loss As A Nurse

Losing a loved one is never easy to deal with. When I was a Nursing student, witnessing a patient’s death and seeing the pains that families go through, has always been difficult for me...

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Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) in The Gambia

Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) or nosocomial infections, are infections that patients contract during a hospital stay. Even though all patients are at risk for acquiring these infections, young children, the elderly, and patients who...

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FACTORS INFLUENCING THE LOW TURNOUT OF TEENAGE MOTHERS AT ANTENATAL CLINIC (Research done in June 2007 by Oumie Jatta)

DECLARATION This dissertation has been submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of Higher National Diploma in Public and Environmental Health. This research was done at Bakau Health Center in The...

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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): My Story

Female genital mutilation (FGM), or simply female circumcision, will always be one of the most horrific experiences I had from my country, The Gambia. There are many ethnic groups in the Gambia, among which...

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