Gambia
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Gambia UniGaMSA
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Gambia (UniGaMSA) - Banjul

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WELCOME NOTE

Sunny greetings from The Gambia, the smiling coast of Africa. Do not miss the experience of visiting Africa's jewel with beautiful beaches and friendly people.

OVERVIEW

The University of The Gambia Medical Students' Association(UniGaMSA) was founded in the year 2004 by the second cohort of medical students of the University of The Gambia School of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences. From that time to date, UniGaMSA has grown both locally and internationally in terms of academics, research, community outreach and extra curricular activities. We welcome each and every medical student interested in professional and research exchange to our beautiful and peace loving country.

HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

The Gambian Health Care System is arranged in such a way that there are primary, secondary and tertiary health care facilities. Much attention is given to primary health care because it is the patient's first contact with the health system and it mainly focuses on prevention methods and health education. These facilities are usually manned by health personnel from the individual towns and villages, in the spirit of community involvement.
         Secondary health care is a step above primary health care as it focuses on those diseases that cannot be managed at the primary health facilities.
         Tertiary health care is the final level of the health care system and these facilities manage all the referrals from the primary and secondary health facilities.
         Not withstanding, there are privately owned health care facilities and there are also non-profit health facilities that help in rendering health care servives to the public.

MEDICAL EDUCATION
The medical school of the University of The Gambia offers a full MBBS degree for a duration of 7 academic years with a year of premed included. Our school has graduated about 150 home trained doctors and these doctors after executing 2 years of residency, will be posted to peripheral hospitals for better health care service in the country.
TRANSPORTATION
The tertiary health care facility is found in Banjul, the capital city of The Gambia and considering where you will residing, Banjul is just about 20-30 minutes away. As the tertiary facility is also our teaching hospital, you will be expected to spend time in Banjul.
SOCIAL PROGRAM

The Gambia has so much more to offer outside the hospital and research centers. It will be our honor to take you to the easily accessable grand  and tourist markets. Our beautiful waters are calm and together with the sunny days, attract people to engage in outdoor activities.
        Senegambia, our touristic area, is blooming with attractions ranging from 5 star rated hotels and restaurants of different cuisines to cultural nights and clubs.
        Natural Parks with different wildlife are readily available for visitation.
        The medical students are entrigued to host games for you during your stay giving you ample tme to mingle with the rest of the student body.

MUST SEE

The famous crocodile pool
The national museum
Monkey park
Makasutu wildlife and resort
Leybato beach
Serrekunda and Albert Market

CULTURAL DIFFERENCES

There are two main religions practiced in The Gambia, Islam (≥ 95%) and Christianity (≥4%). It is therefore not surprising that the religious traditions in The Gambia are mostly attributed to Islam. However, The Gambia is a country that every nation could emulate as far as religious tolerance is concerned. 

 

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