Twitching at 5am

By Paul Griffiths  The team departed bleary eyed and bloodshot at an early hour, for a canoe trip through the mangrove swamps with local bird guides and managed to clock 3 species of king fisher and an assortment of herons, egrets, terns and wading birds before breakfast. The Caspian tern, or “flying carrot” as our …

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It’s a small world!

This week a team of eight of the Swansea-Gambia Link group from Swansea are visiting The Gambia and the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital to meet our Gambian counterparts and develop a Memorandum of Understanding, achievable aims for the link and plans for future projects. To prove that the world is truly a small place Steve …

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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 in the village of Julangel and also met with their peers in the medical school in Banjul.

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 September 2007.