Christmas Ball Success

Thanks to the hard work of everyone involved in its organisation, the 2019 Christmas Ball went down as a huge success and raised an incredible £1,200

Charitable Status: Exciting Developments

After years of working towards charitable aims but as a student society, we’re excited to announce that a plan to make the Swansea-Gambia Link a registered charity is underway.

Meet the Committee

As our first term on the 2019/20 Swansea Gambia Link Committee heads into the final weeks, we thought it’d be good to take a brief pause from visa form-filling and Christmas Ball planning to introduce ourselves properly. Below… Read More

An Interview with our Founder, Steve Allen

Dr Steve Allen, the man with the worst sense of direction in the world, is leading the scoping visit by members of the Swansea team in The Gambia this week. He’s well known as having spent a lot… Read More

The story of the autoclave, or “Denga Wollof tutti rek”

By Martin Thomas and Dave Leopold. On Monday we had a tour of the hospital and we came across two autoclaves, one working, one broken. We realised instantly the consequences of the second autoclave breaking down – theatre… Read More

Diabetes team present internationally

The diabetes team from the Swansea-Gambia Link will present their work at the 6th International Symposium on The Diabetic Foot in The Netherlands in May. You can read their abstract here: Diabetic foot clinic Abstract Find out more… Read More

Dissection by Taxi

I was asked to teach the medical students in the Medical School here in the Gambia, so this morning I gave a lecture for an hour or so to the third-year students as an introduction to the nervous… Read More

The Swansea Gambia Link

Swansea University’s School of Medicine and Swansea NHS Trust have joined forces with the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital in Banjul and The Gambia’s School of Medicine in a major drive to work with developing countries. The move is… Read More

BMA News Article, December 2006

Felicity Walters explains how Swansea University Medical School is taking practical steps to help students understand global health issues. Read the full article: Pictures beyond the postcard