Gambia Modern History

Gambia is a country located in Western Africa. With the capital city of Banjul, Gambia has a population of 2,416,679 based on a recent census from COUNTRYAAH. The Gambia became independent from the UK in 1965. The country’s first leader was Dawda Jawara. After a coup attempt in 1981, the country formed a confederation with Senegal, Senegambia, but it fell apart after seven years. Jawara was overthrown in a military…

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Gambia Healthcare and Money

Gambia Money

Health care Vaccinations Vaccination needed receipt required Eat Drink 4 – malaria 3 – Typhoid & Polio Yes – cholera 2 yellow fever 1 Overview Although the basic supply is guaranteed, it cannot be compared to Europe, as it is often technically and hygienically problematic. In rural areas, there is often a lack of European-trained doctors who speak English or French. The state hospitals include the Royal Victoria Hospital with…

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