Diabetes nurse development programme

A project aimed at sharing diabetes know-how with nurses in The Gambia has been awarded £6,400 by the Welsh Assembly Government. “The visiting nurses will get the opportunity to see first-hand how patients with diabetes are managed in… Read More

Auction of Promises 2010

Late license, live music, drinks promos and a few very special surprises… On Wednesday the 3rd of February the Swansea-Gambia Link hosts the Auction of Promises at The Vault under No Sign Wine Bar. Last year was an… Read More

Fundraising Update 2009-10

Gambia Trip 2008

Thank you all so much for your wonderful support of the Cake Sales so far this year. It has been tremendous! Thanks to the sales, we were able to buy 10 copies of the World Health Organisation‘s Pocket… Read More

Auction of Promises 2009

Fundraising event for the Swansea Gambia Link, 2009

On the night of Wednesday 28th January, the Swansea-Gambia Link held its largest fundraising event of the year with the second annual ‘Auction of Promises’. The Cricketers’ had been transformed for the evening from a local Swansea pub… Read More

Gambia-Swansea Vision 2020 Link


A generous sum of £3000 was awarded in December 2008 by the Tropical Health and Education Trust. This Link has developed an action plan and this funding will allow the first stages of this to be implemented.

Talent Show ’08

The Talent Show, organised by the Swansea medicine students, was a great success. Acts from the students themselves, doctors from the NHS Trust, housemates, friends and family included pop and ethnic dancing, music and song. Featured acts included:… Read More

Health the Gambia Support

Swansea student looking at sample under microscope

As part of the pathology project, a decommissioned tissue processor has been donated from the Swansea NHS Trust to the pathology department at the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital. Prior to this, all tissue specimens for analysis in the… Read More

Wales for Africa Health Links Group Conference

Following a very successful initial meeting last year in Cardiff, the Wales for Africa Health Links Group Conference 2008 will be held at the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea on June 27th. The theme of the meeting will be… Read More

TESITO fund student visit

Funding for 3 medical students to visit The Gambia in 2005 was provided by TESITO. This charity aims to improve health in The Gambia with a particular focus on malaria. The students undertook bed net and nutritional surveys… Read More

THET funding

A generous sum of £2500 was awarded in June 2007 by the Tropical Health and Education Trust. This was from their Seedcorn programme to enable a team from Swansea to make a short scoping visit to Gambia in… Read More