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Faculty of medicine & allied health sciences utg

  1. 1. “An affair to remember” The Faculty of Medicine and Alleid Health Sciences is now a very nice and necessary reality in The Gambia Prof. Dr. José A. Castillo Herrera Dr.CM Dean 2000 - 2002
  2. 2. Introduction Dear friends It’s a pleasure to share with you a brief information about a historical time of my life, when I was the Dean of The Faculty of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences. University of The Gambia during the years 2000 - 2002
  3. 3. Second Technical Staff (2000-2002)
  4. 4. The Faculty of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences was founded in October of 1999. We arrived at The Gambia on 20 July 2000, our staff was integrated by nine Professors. We were received by the President of The Gambia Dr. Jamet.
  5. 5. Welcome by the President of The Gambia His Excellency Dr. Jamet
  6. 6. CHALLENGES First challenge: Only the biochemistry Professor and me spoke fluent English, the rest had no experience of lecturing in this language. Second challenge: The majority of them, don’t used teaching active methods with basic clinical linkage. Advantage: The course will begin in October Third challenge: Professional exam for second year students in the subjects of Morphology, Biochemistry, Physiology and Community Medicine, led by Professors from prestigious universities of West Africa, all graduates of the First World Universities. Here the fate of the Faculty was played,
  7. 7. Action Plan •To organize an intensive instructional support to students who understood even on Saturdays and Sundays. •Teachers must increase their English proficiency Results: Only one student suspended two subjects with approval in the second round. These results strongly impacted, government officials, university, students, families, and Gambian people in general. “We beat the Challenges”
  8. 8. Congratulations We were congratulated by Professors from the Universities of West Africa held visiting academic assessment of our students, emphasizing the pedagogical expertise our staff. We also received congratulations from the Rector. the University Council and the Higher authorities of The Gambia
  9. 9. From this moment, I was officially appointed as Dean of the Faculty, for since I came to this country, I served in that role on an interim
  10. 10. Staff and students
  11. 11. I received this certification first awarded in that country by this prestigious institution with the President and Vice-President of Gambia
  12. 12. Republic of The Gambia The Republic of Gambia is a predominantly agricultural country with limited natural and economic resources. It is located within the territory of Senegal, following the course of the Gambia River, from which it takes its name, bounded on the north, south and east and west to Senegal with the Atlantic Ocean.
  13. 13. The national flag of Gambia, was formally adopted on February 18, 1965 when independence was proclaimed. It was designed by Pa Louis Thomasi and symbolizes: the red savannah (or the sun), blue the Gambia River (which runs through the country) and green vegetation (or forests), the blue stripe is separated from the red green and two white lines following heraldic standards, symbolizing the union (or purity) and peace.
  14. 14. Republic of The Gambia Capital: Banjul Land Area: 11 295 km ² Population: 1.593,256 (2000) 45% 19% < 15 years 15 - 24 years Density: 159 inhabitants / km ² Illiterate: 58% Life expectancy at birth: 55years Fertility Rate: 6.04 per woman Official language: English Religion: Muslim, Catholic
  15. 15. Banjul Arch
  16. 16. Ethnic groups Mandingo: 40% Fulani: 19% Wolof: 15% Serahuli: 10% Jola: 10% Aku: minority
  17. 17. Tanji Market
  18. 18. Causes and consequences of poverty Unwillingness policy Natural and Economic Resource gap Unemployment High density population Poverty Illiteracy Unsuitable health system Shortage human resources
  19. 19. Main Health Problems Infant mortality 84/1000 live births Acute Respiratory Infection Malaria 64% Diarrhoeal diseases
  20. 20. Major causes of infant mortality Gastroenteritis Malaria Pneumonia Anemia Prematurity Sepsis neonatal Malnutrition Septicemia Meningitis
  21. 21. Health Public Sector • 1 477 Beds • 211 Doctors and Dentists • 8 Pharmacists • 261 Registered Nurses • 250 Enrolled Nurses • 144 Community Nurses • 122 Public Health Officials
  22. 22. ¿ Why is Faculty of Medicine required?  A need. Political will.  Previous experience in health human resources formation.  Accumulate experience in the sub - region.  Establishment of the University.  International aid. 
  23. 23. University of The Gambia
  24. 24. University of The Gambia Mission To provide relevant, sustainable, and high quality tertiary education and research in support of socio-economic, scientific and technological advances and development.
  25. 25. University of The Gambia Mission To be a center of excellence which will accommodate national, regional and international requirement; utilize the concepts of incremental improvement to maintain high standards.
  26. 26. University of The Gambia Mission There by empowering students with the opportunity to realize their full potential both personally and in employment.
  27. 27. The Faculty of Medicine and Alleid Health Sciences
  29. 29. Former Deans Prof. Dr. José A. Castillo Herrera Dr.CM Prof. Dr. José E. Caballero
  30. 30. Faculty of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences Mission •Formation and continuous education of high qualified professionals in health services. • Promote health research devoted mainly to the solution of the relevant health problems of the country.
  31. 31. Faculty of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences Philosophy: Adopt the educational / pedagogical principles, concepts, philosophies and methods proclaimed in the last decades in many high education institutions of the world for the curriculum development and the teaching learning process.
  32. 32. Faculty of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences Institutional Objectives: To graduate professionals with a high scientific ethic, and human sensibility level, who will play and active roll in the improvement the health indicators of the Gambia people.
  33. 33. Faculty of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences Entry Requirements: Candidates must satisfied the prescribed admission conditions of the University to each career.
  34. 34. Faculty of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences Careers: • General Medical Practitioners • BSc. General Nursing • BSc. Public and Environmental health • Advance Ophthalmic Nursing Programme • Ophthalmic Nursing Programme
  35. 35. Faculty of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences Records of students for careers. Academic Year 2001 - 2002. Careers • Medicine • BSc. Nursing • BSc. Pub. Health • Opht. Nursing • Adv. Opht. Nursing Premed. 15 1st Year 2nd Year Total 15 6 8 7 2 17 9 8 47 15 16 7 2
  36. 36. Homecoming Ceremony Course 2000 -2001
  37. 37. Gambian Students