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Friday, 03-27-15, 12:26Is the Government Able and Willing to Implement the Right to Education?[Foroyaa] The UTG students are complaining about rise in fees. The University administration is lamenting the rising cost of providing University education. There is a contradiction between law, government promise and practice. read more...
Friday, 03-27-15, 9:37New Study Shows Little Prospect of Reducing Economic Losses From Disasters[The Point] Reports have shown that preliminary results of a catastrophe modelling study presented recently at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction show little prospect of reducing economic losses from present levels of $240 billion per year. read more...
Thursday, 03-26-15, 14:00Could the Media Cover Court Martials? 'I Have No Instruction to Let the Media in' Says GAF PRO[Foroyaa] Lieutenant Malick Sanyang, the Public Relation Officer (PRO) of Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) said the issue of media coverage of court martial is beyond him and that he has no instruction to let the media in."I don't make decisions and I have senior men who decide on matters and not me. Had I been instructed to do it, I would have done so since," he said. read more...
Thursday, 03-26-15, 12:54'Gov't Made Significant Progress in Fight Against TB'[The Point] The permanent secretary at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Mackie Taal, has said as a result of the firm commitment by President Yahya Jammeh and his government, the Health ministry has over the years made significant progress in the fight against TB in The Gambia. read more...
Thursday, 03-26-15, 12:40'70,000 Children Die From TB, Half a Million Infected Annually'[The Point] According to Dr. Abdou K. Sillah, research clinician childhood TB working at the Medical Research Council (MRC), every year around 70,000 children die from TB worldwide and half a million are newly infected. read more...
Wednesday, 03-25-15, 16:16The EU Contributes to Improved Access to Justice in the Gambia[The Point] On Tuesday, March 24, the EU funded project 'Access to justice and legal education' held its inaugural Technical Committee Meeting to launch preparations for its Civic Awareness campaign to begin later this year. This action in support of "Access to justice and legal education' is contributing £ 4.5 million (equivalent to GMD 242 million) to justice reform in The Gambia. It is part of the wider EU funded Governance Programme of ? 10 million (equivalent to GMD 540 million) which includes: (i) Acc read more...
Wednesday, 03-25-15, 12:31Africa Has Highest TB/HIV Co-Infection Rates - WHO Rep[The Point] The World Health Organization (WHO) country representative in The Gambia, Dr Charles Sagoe-Moses, has said despite the progress made, TB continues to be a major public health concern and the African region has the highest TB and TB/HIV co-infection rates in the world. read more...
Wednesday, 03-25-15, 12:27'MOHSW Targets to Reduce TB Prevalence By Two Percent Per Annum'[The Point] The program manager of NLTP, Adama Jallow, has said one of the targets of the ministry of Health and Social Welfare is to reduce TB prevalence from the current 128 to 118 per 100,000 of the population by 2017. read more...
Tuesday, 03-24-15, 11:29'Institutions and Agencies Are Accountable to Taxpayers'[The Point] Hon. Abdoulie Bojang, Speaker of the National Assembly, has said that institutions and agencies in The Gambia are all accountable to the Gambian taxpayers. read more...
Tuesday, 03-24-15, 11:28MRC Reaffirms Commitment to Overcoming TB in Gambia[The Point] The Medical Research Council (MRC) has reiterated its stance and commitment to fighting and ensuring tuberculosis is history in The Gambia. read more...

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