The Gambia

The Gambia

Located on the West African coast the Republic of the Gambia stretches 350km inland occupying 10,690sqkm with a population of 1.8 million. It borders Senegal to the north, east and south.

Average life expectancy is around 60 and 12% of children die before they reach their 5th birthday.

More than 300 women die in childbirth each year in The Gambia. These are preventable deaths. Help us stop women dying during pregnancy and childbirth. Pregnancy and childbirth should be happy events. We can achieve this through sustainable healthcare.

Major constraints to healthcare in the Gambia are: shortage of qualified personnel, limited health facilities and limited referral hospitals. Patients requiring specialist care either do not receive it or travel abroad at significant cost.

Horizons business and charitable activities will be complementary to the national healthcare provision giving providers in the Gambia the option to refer patients needing specialist care to a local, high quality hospital.

Help us stop women dying

Your generosity will help the most vulnerable in The Gambia and allow Horizons to expand our training programmes.

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