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Ambassador Meets with Miami University Students

Ambassador Paschall met with several undergraduate and graduate students at the American Corner on Wednesday to discuss their experiences studying public health initiatives in The Gambia. Spanning several health-related disciplines like Nutrition, Epidemiology, Physical Therapy, and Kinesiology, these students discussed how studying health infrastructure in The Gambia gave an international development context to their studies. ...
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PRESS RELEASE: 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report

Today at the United States Department of State, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo released the 2019 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, an annual publication documenting the efforts of the governments of 187 countries and territories, including the United States, to combat human trafficking.  Under the U.S. Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA), it is ...
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Press Release: United States Supports of The Gambia’s Efforts to Investigate Financial Crimes and Recover Assets

The United States government fully supports the Government of The Republic of The Gambia’s investigation into the corruption of former President Yahya Jammeh, and Gambian efforts to recover the ill-gotten gains of Jammeh and his associates. We commend the efforts of the Commission of Inquiry into the Financial Activities of Public Bodies, Enterprises and Offices, ...
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Meet 2019 Mandela Washington Fellow Sainabou Barra Cham

Sainabou is a trained nurse and midwife with over six years’ of professional experience.  As a passionate young health practitioner, she most recently served as the Officer-in-Charge of the Bureng Health Center in Jarra East, Lower River Region (LRR).  In this role, she managed the daily operations of the facility; trained auxiliary staff; and managed ...
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Meet Ebrima Sonko, 2019 Mandela Washington Fellow

A graduate of the University of The Gambia, Ebrima works as a Research Officer with the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC), which is mandated to investigate the human rights violations of the ex-President from 1994-2016 and his supporters.  He is also an emerging civil society leader and worked with a 2017 Mandela Fellowship alumnus ...
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