Ministry of Health

  • An excerpt of honourable Minister's statement on the launch of the National Health Emergency Committee. -7:48
  • 02/05/2020

The Hon. Minister of Health Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh today Monday 3rd February 2020 presided over the inauguration of the National Health Emergency Committee charged with the responsibility to coordinate the implementation of 2019 -nCOV (Novel Coronavirus) in The Gambia. The National Health Emergency Committee is multisectoral in nature comprising of government departments and agencies, Non-governmental, private sector and civil society Organizations.

The main objective of the National Health Emergency Commitee is to ensure the overall coordination and mobilize the needed resources for the Coronavirus preparedness and response operations at national and regional levels. The National Health Emergency Committee will be supported by the various sub-committees namely:
1. Epidemiological investigation, surveillance and laboratory testing;
2. Media/Risk Communication, Social Mobilization and Community Engagement;
3. Clinical/Case Management of patients
4. Logistics and safety
5. Psychosocial support and research

The Hon. Minister expressed delight of the turn out of the meeting and the level of participation during the interactive discussions.

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