Eliminating diseases through vaccination

26 Apr

Vaccines have significantly reduced the threat of diseases that were once widespread and sometimes fatal. Today, more people benefit from safe and efficacious vaccines than ever before – and the list of diseases that vaccines can help prevent continues to grow.

As we mark World Immunization Week/World Meningitis Day, let’s be aware about the critical importance of immunization bearing in mind that vaccination is a key strategy to containing Meningococcal meningitis, ensuring continued protection for the current and future generation while taking into consideration the current outbreak of Meningitis in the region.

Meningitis disease is an infection of the meninges, the membrane covering the brain. Bacterial meningitis is very serious because its onset is rapid and the infection is associated with a significant risk of death; it may also result in mental retardation, deafness, epilepsy, etc.

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Award-winning Gambian Journalist Attends 2017 Master Class in South Africa

29 Mar

Joof conducting interviews at Nema project-supported rice fields in Pakalinding, Lower River Region (Photo Credit: Mamadou Edrisa Njie/Facebook/March 2017)

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FPI’s Demba Kandeh to Speak on ‘Newest Trends on Censorship, Surveillance and Activism’ at 2017 RightsCon

29 Mar

He will talk about The Gambia’s case of protests, internet shutdowns and the eventual change in power (Photo Credit: M.S.Joof/FPI/December 2012)

By Modou S. Joof

Front Page International’s editor-in-chief, Demba Kandeh, is among seven renowned speakers at the 2017 RightsCon to be held in the Belgian capital, Brussels from 29-31 March.

Kandeh will be teaming up with speakers from Freedom House, Paradigm Initiative, Facebook, and Digital Rights Foundation at the Crowne Plaza in Brussels where discussions will focus on the “newest trends in censorship, surveillance, and activism.” Continue reading

Timing of President Barrow’s ‘Thank You Tour’ Not Ideal

23 Mar

It is a waste of public resources, writes FPI Editor Demba Kandeh.

“It is political hypocrisy of the highest order to condemn Jammeh for bad governance only for you to embark on his terrible projects,” writes author (Photo Credit: S.Ceesay/Dec 2016)

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DEAL: UTG Staff End Strike After 10 Days

10 Mar

The parties reached a deal, which the UTGFSA called “satisfactory” to end the strike that has seen the beginning of the second semester disrupted. The lectures are to resume on Monday March 13 (Photo Credit: M.S.Joof/FPI/Feb 2017)

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GPU Urges President Barrow to Practice What He Preach

8 Mar

President Adama Barrow has repeatedly reassured journalists and the public his government will promote and protect press freedom and freedom of expression (Photo Credit: M.S.Joof/FPI/Feb 2017)

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YJAG Condemns Attack on Journalist, Calls for Media Boycott

7 Mar

The supporters of UDP, NRP, and GMC used vulgar terms against the journalist during the press conference in the presence of their party leaders, and after the press conference, they physically assaulted the journalist (Photo Credit: Kassim Oscar, Star FM)

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