Gambia Strives to Become First Sub-Saharan Nation Free of Malaria

The country is aiming to achieve the milestone of having no new malaria cases by 2020, but donor fatigue is a concern with a funding gap of over U.S.$25 million.



A child under mosquito net to prevent malaria.

  • Gambia:   Gambia Poised to Become 4th Country to Eliminate Malaria

    Daily Observer, 13 July 2017

    The minister of Health and Social Welfare Saffie Lowe Ceesay has stated that The Gambia is poised to become the fourth country to eliminate malaria within its boarder, adding that… Read more »

  • Gambia:   Gambia Nears 'Last Mile' of Malaria Elimination

    Daily Observer, 7 July 2017

    Through international investment and a strong Gambian-led campaign, The Gambia has seen a significant drop in the prevalence of malaria and of new infections of the disease. With a… Read more »

  • Gambia:   The Rainy Season Is Here

    The Point, 28 June 2017

    Finally, the Greater Banjul Area and the Kanifing Municipality also have had their first drop of this year's rainy season. After the last heat waves that hit the country the last… Read more »