Gambian President Adama Barrow outlined his plans for health in The Gambia in his inaugural address at the International Stadium on the 18th January 2017
”The Government under my Presidency will strive to ensure the survival, protection and development of all children.
The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare is charged with the responsibility of doing an inventory on the needs of the hospitals in the country in order to determine the inputs necessary to upgrade health services.
It is to ensure staff audit in order to identify constraints and develop programmes to enhance staff motivation.
The Government will seek to partner with ECOWAS, AU, the UN, other traditional development partners like the US, the EU, UK and new development partners to improve on infant and maternal health.
The aim is to improve their wellbeing and reduce mortality.
We will work to improve nutrition, sanitation, access to clean drinking water and ensure that primary health care is accessible and affordable to both rural and urban centres.”