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2014-02-14 23:01:17

Futty Danso, Portland Timbers Defender, and Avamere Rehabilitation of Oregon City will host a benefit on behalf of The Brikama Society on February 20, 2014 from 5 PM to 7 PM. All proceeds raised from the BBQ and items donated will go to benefit The Brikama Hospital in The Gambia. Oregon City, OR (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 The Heart of Caring is strong at Avamere Rehabilitation of Oregon City according to the skilled nursing campus’s administrator, Nate Dawson. “I’m inspired by the...

2013-11-02 23:02:27

MobileRecharge.com announces new top up operators for international recharges to Gambia, Indonesia and the USA. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) November 02, 2013 New mobile recharge operators are now available on MobileRecharge.com for international top ups to mobiles in Gambia, Indonesia and the USA. More specifically, online recharges to Page Plus and Red Pocket are now easy to make, in less than 1 minute directly on the website. Also Africell Gambia and Ceria Indonesia fill in the list of new...

Gambia Gets A Helping Hand From Above
2013-06-14 07:38:20

ESA Press Release Satellites are being used to promote agriculture in one of the world´s poorest countries. Named after the river that traverses the country from east to west, The Gambia is the smallest nation on mainland Africa. The majority of the population depends on agriculture for its livelihood, but the country´s land is constantly subject to soil erosion, degradation and sea-water intrusion from the Atlantic Ocean. Irregular rains are also responsible for frequent...

Natural Selection Keeps Up As People Live Longer And Reproduce Less
2013-04-25 15:59:54

Cell Press In many places around the world, people are living longer and are having fewer children. But that's not all. A study of people living in rural Gambia, published in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on April 25, shows that this modern-day "demographic transition" may lead women to be taller and slimmer, too. "This is a reminder that declines in mortality rates do not necessarily mean that evolution stops, but that it changes," says Ian Rickard of Durham University in the...

2013-03-31 23:01:04

Researchmoz Announced new Market Research Reports on “Insurance Industry in Sierra Leone, Malawi, Bolivia, Fiji, Isle of Man, Cape Verde, El Salvador, Gambia, Tanzania” to its vast database. Albany,NY (PRWEB) March 31, 2013 The Sierra Leone, Malawi, Bolivia, Fiji, Isle of Man, Cape Verde, El Salvador, Gambia, Tanzania insurance industry is under developed and inadequately supervised. There are eight insurance companies and six brokers operating in the country. During the review...

2012-08-06 14:20:28

HOUSTON, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CAMAC Energy Inc. (NYSE MKT: CAK) ("the Company") today provided an operational update and announced its second quarter 2012 results. Operations Update Africa ? New Production Sharing Contracts signed in Kenya and Gambia In May 2012, the Company signed four production sharing contracts ("PSCs") with the Government of the Republic of Kenya, covering previously awarded onshore exploration Blocks L1B and L16, and two new offshore deep water exploration...

2012-03-28 12:15:08

Research: Risk factors for mortality from imported falciparum malaria in the UK over 20 years: An observational study Tourists who have visited a malaria-infected country and are over the age of 65 are almost 10 times more likely to die from the disease than those who are aged 18-35, reveals a study published on bmj.com today. The death rate among tourists is particularly high when returning from a 'winter sun' holiday in the Gambia, West Africa. Authors from the London School of...

2011-10-19 05:31:58

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Vaccinating young children against pneumonia in turn will protect the entire community.   In a randomized, controlled trial involving 21 villages in rural Gambia, the authors showed that vaccination of young children reduced carriage of vaccine serotype pneumococci (the type of pneumoccus contained in the vaccine) not only in the vaccinated children but also in vaccinated and non-vaccinated older children and adults. Furthermore, the study showed that...

2011-02-02 01:21:16

Separate trials in Mali and Burkino Faso find substantial protective effect in children of combining IPTc with bednets Two separate studies "“ carried out in Burkina Faso and Mali"“ have found that combining intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in children (IPTc) with insecticide-treated bednets (ITNs) can substantially reduce the incidence of severe malaria. A third study carried out in The Gambia supported the findings, reporting that IPTc treatment was not only easily...


Latest Gambia Reference Libraries

African Manatee, Trichechus senegalensis
2012-06-19 13:45:47

The African manatee (Trichechus senegalensis) is thought to be similar to the West Indian manatee. Its other common names include the seacow and the West African manatee. It is native to Africa, specifically Senegal to Angola and West Africa. Its range also includes Mali, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Ghana, among other regions. They can live in many water habitats including freshwater, oceans, brackish water, and lagoons. However, they will not live anywhere with a temperature...

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2006-08-26 19:36:09

The Saddle-billed Stork, Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis, also known as the Jabiru Stork, is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It is a widespread species which breeds in sub-Saharan Africa from Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya south to South Africa as well as the Gambia, Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire and Chad in West Africa. It breeds in marshy wetlands in tropical lowland. The Saddle-billed Stork is generally 59 inches tall and has a wingspan of about 106 inches. Females are...

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