Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting among Health Care Professionals in the Gambia: A Multi-Ethnic Study

Health care professionals are expected to be aware of how to identify and manage the consequences of female genital mutilation in order to ensure that those affected by the practice receive quality health care, and their integration and legitimacy within the communities allow them to play a key role in the prevention of the practice. This study sought to examine the knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding female genital mutilation among health workers in rural settings in Gambia. [adapted from abstract]

Medical Students' Choices of Speciality in the Gambia: The Need for Career Counselling

This cross-sectional survey was conducted on consenting students of the first medical school in Gambia to help understand preferences for specialties by medical students, and the factors driving choices, to assist policy makers in ensuring optimal spread of personnel across disciplines. [adapted from abstract]

HRH Country Profiles

The HRH country profiles serve as a tool for systematically presenting the HRH situation, policies and management. They are expected to help to monitor trends, generate regional HRH overviews, provide comparable data between countries and identify points for focused action in countries. They will also serve for a comparison of countries’ responses to similar HRH challenges.

Joining Forces to Develop Human Resources for Health

This article describes the efforts within the Cuban medical system to collaborate with health authorities around the globe to develop medical education programs to train such urgently-needed professionals with curricula formulated to meet international standards and local health needs. Special emphasis is placed on the assistance that Cuba provided to Gambia in establishing a medical school in that country. [from author]