Category: Society

President Barrow should reject and  return the gift from Senegal

The news that a businessman in Senegal donated two multimillion dalasi houses to President Adama Barrow is a matter of serious concern that directly threatens our democracy. The fact that the businessman said his gift is to show appreciation for his business gains in The Gambia potentially compromises the integrity of the president. This is…

Reasons high blood pressure (hypertension)  is on the rise in The Gambia

‘Diseases of affluence’ that is what we call non communicable (non-infectious) diseases and other physical conditions for which personal lifestyles and societal conditions associated with economic development are believed to be an important risk factor. They include high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and obesity.  Back in the 1980s, studies showed that these diseases were…

Friday, November 14, was World Diabetes Day. The WDD campaign is led by the International Diabetes Federation and its member associations. The Day is used to engage millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness. It was created in 1991 by the IDF and the World Health Organisation in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat that diabetes now poses.