House Party

On November 23rd Swansea Gambia Link hosted a fundraising house party which turned out to be a huge success. The party was held at the house of two of the committee members and was given a “Lion King” theme, which involved the house being kitted out in animal print décor, East African music playing and …

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2012-3 Update

2012/13 was a mixed year for the Swansea-Gambia Link. On the one hand, we raised nearly £5,000 through a combination of the Auction of Promises (brilliantly auctioneer-ed by Paul Jones) and a number of us running the Llanelli Half Marathon in early March. A huge thank-you to all those who gave, ran, donated and bid …

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Olympic Torch

During the month of May, Swansea Medical School was host to three students; Pa Amadou Sohna, Fatoumatta Jaiteh and Ismaila Manneh from the Gambia. The students came for two weeks and during that time took part in a wide range of activities. Among the highlights were attending surgical and medical placements in a number of …

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2011 Trip Report

In October 2011, ten Swansea medical students visited the Gambia for two weeks as part of their accredited clinical apprenticeship. This was a move away from the very successful informal student exchange to a more formalized arrangement, with structured learning outcomes and oversight from a UK clinical tutor. We spent two days each rotating through …

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