Editorial Health

‘Diseases Have No Boundary’

The deputy Director of Health Promotion and Education has defended the Gambia’s readiness for the deadly Ebola virus, saying “diseases have no boundary.” “Ebola is a killer disease that is fast growing within the sub-Saharan Africa,” Muhammed Saho told journalist at the National Nutrition Agency conference hall in Banjul. “If […]

Health Society

Gambia Ready For Deadly Ebola

The World Health Organization (WHO) has prepared the Gambia to contain a possible outbreak of the deadly Ebola outbreak. This is made possible through the provision of assortment of medical and other supplies to the West African nation on Tuesday. The provisions include 4,000 sets of personal protection equipment, 2,000 […]


Scars Of River Blindness In Ghana

In his continuing series on river blindness in Northern Ghana, Investigative Journalist report on how the disease is wrecking havoc on local communities in the Upper East Region of Northern Ghana where the impact of the river blindness is most severer. The story is part of the many reports Ebrima […]

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Will Jammeh's Demise Really Change Gambia?

By Papa Kumba Loum  There has been much speculation about the near end of the reign of President Yahya Jammeh. During the months of May/June of 2013 there were extensive rumors regarding the celebrated Senegalaise clairvoyant lady Selbey Ndom who it was claimed had put an ultimatum of 90 days […]

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River Blindness Hits Northern Ghana

By Ebrima Sillah in Ghana Imagine living in a remote village in Africa without proper healthcare and all of a sudden your skin start itching after being bitten by the small black flies that breed in the waters of a river near you. And as time passes, the infection affects […]


FGM Victims Get Clitoral Repair Hospital

The world’s first clitoral repair hospital for victims of female genital mutilation (FGM), located in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, will open on March 7, according to a statement released today by the U.S.-based, nonprofit organization Clitoraid ( Chantal Compaore, First Lady of Burkina Faso, will preside at the ceremony. The hospital […]