First Aid 4 Gambia
Who we are
Every year, many people in Gambia get seriously ill or die due to the lack of primary health care which the country simply can not afford.
Many deaths and infections could be prevented with basic up to date knowledge and equipment. In Gambia about 1.9 million people rely on three overstretched government run hospitals for their medical care.
The requirement for good First Aid would seem obvious to us, yet access to even basic equipment and training remains poor. First Aid training and supplies can help the Gambians respond to daily health related problems and possible life threatening situations.
Now more than ever, we need your help.
First Aid 4 Gambia is targeted First Aid training and equipment for staff and helpers at schools and nurseries in Gambia.
By donating money or volunteering to run a fund raising event you will help our team continue their valuable work. You could also volunteer to join our outreach team in Gambia for a week or two, where you can help deliver crucial life saving training and equipment to those who need it the most.
Since starting in Sept 2009 we have built up to supplying and training 87 schools (and surrounding communities ) which have about 22,000 pupils.
Each year on average we train about 350 teachers, assistants and community members with a UK based First Aid course (Emergency First Aid at Work ). All certificates last for 2 years.
We leave a full supply of materials to last a year and we revisit every year to restock and we retrain every 2 years.
We work with 2 Vocational Training Centres so that final year students leave with a First Aid Certificate in addition to their other qualifications. (Approx 80 - 100 per year )
In Feb 2016 we launched our New Mothers paediatric First Aid course. By July 100 mothers have attended and also 50 Traditional Birthing Assistants (midwives)
We also pass on equipment to various clinics.
The project runs all the year round under the guidance of our Gambian project manager / trainer Momodou Laineh
We achieve all of this on an annual budget of under £6,000.
Find out more
Cherry Park House,