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: A101 – Live music from Phil Maull, Sean Doherty, Shaun Favell & Martin Fawcett Uma Rajesh – …

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Health the Gambia Support

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 Gambia were being processed by hand – a laborious and time-consuming process.  The tissue processor will greatly …

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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.