Oct 28, 2020, 12:52 PM
In a drive to complement government’s efforts in the fight against preventable maternal and infant mortality in the country, Join Hands to Save a Baby Initiative on Saturday launched a Maternal Blood Bank Project.
He made these remarks during a courtesy call by Nigerian Military Officers who are on a study tour on how The Gambia is handing Covid-19.
The theme for the meeting was the impact of Covid-19 on National Efforts Towards Improved Regional Security – American University’s Perspective.
The delegation to the AIUWA included members of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC) Senior Course 43 from Jaji, Nigeria who are in The Gambia from 14 – 21 May 2021 as part of its study tour of selected countries within the sub-region and beyond.
The AFCSC is one of the apex military training institutions for the Nigerian Armed Forces.
Mr. Shukla said the army plays a key role in their nation as the civilian populace trust them and mostly rely on them.
“The Armed Force is the central focus logistics, trained personnel that the civilian populace needwhether it is political, health. The Army plays a major role everywhere in the world,” he said.
However, he said the Army needs to be proactive and should be able to think about situations that are likely to happen in future.
Dr. Yankuba Kassamo, Provost School of Medicine and Health Sciences said security is paramount as it is one of the most dependable services and relied on by all to bring in stability.
“Security should be involved with every sector as security is everybody’s business,” he said.
Lieutenant Colonel Seedy Joof of The Gambia Armed Forces said Covid-19 is not only a health threat but also a security threat because when everybody gets sick, nobody is there to take care of the security.
The American International University, West Africa (AIUWA) is a registered and approved institution of higher education by Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology and Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Government of The Gambia.
The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority of The Gambia (PURA) yesterday hosted the Malian Energy Regulator (ONAP) delegation to discuss and explore bilateral relation on export of petroleum among other initiatives.
Kerr Pateh village in Badibou, North Bank Region on Friday night benefited from United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) film show on Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH). The film show is part of the 12-day “I Am for Zero Campaign” by UNFPA and its partners.
Charles Jow Memorial Academy (CJMA) Alumni recently supported its former school with scores of branded sanitary items including 1000 face masks, wash hand buckets, sanitizers and detergents among others.