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Former public health educator Tim Jagne dies

The death has been announced of Alh.Dawda MB Jagne (TIM) a former public health educator. He died Thursday in the US and his remains are expected in Banjul for burial on Friday with the Fidaw prayers at Pipeline Mosque.

After his retirement from an impeccable public health, Mr Jagne dedicated his life to Islam and the Pipeline Mosque. “He was our mentor and inspired so many to be the best they could be,” commented Abdoulie Touray (Baax) a retired senior civil servant.

Modou Njai, director of health communications said the late TIM Jagne was a public health service hero who taught many public health Officers, then called Bodofels or Sanitary Inspectors. “He laid the foundation of Public Health in The Gambia which we are still usefully building on today. He started what we are all doing in this pandemic by designing public health measures to be implemented in epidemics, disease outbreaks and pandemics. He led the development of the first Public Health Act in The Gambia and guided its implementation,” Njai said of the late Jagne.

He added that the late TIM Jagne will be greatly missed but his contributions will be ever appreciated and beneficial.

“He was the founding lecturer of the School of Public Health, a mentor to all Public Health Officers, a pillar in West Africa Health Examinations Board, a devoted Muslim, a jovial sportsman, and a friendly scout as well as good husband, father, uncle and brother,” said Dr Assan Njie, another of Tim Jagne’s protégés.

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