Every year, many people in The Gambia get seriously ill or die due to the lack of primary health care which the country simply cannot afford. Many deaths and infections could be prevented with
basic up to date first aid knowledge and equipment. In The Gambia more than one million people rely on three dangerously overstretched government run hospitals for their medical care. First aid
training and equipment can help the Gambians respond to daily health related problems and possible life threatening situations.
The teachers of the Niani Upper & Senior Secondary School and of the Niani Lower Basic School are going to be trained by First Aid 4 Gambia, a registered Scottish charity SCO40837.
The course is based on a 1 day (6 hours) UK Emergency First Aid at Work course which covers
- Effective use of first aid equipment and hygiene
- Aims of FA
- Assessing situation
- Dealing with unconscious casualty - breathing
- Dealing with unconscious casualty - non breathing - CPR with manikins adult and child
- Sprains and strains.
All candidates receive a certificate on successful completion of the course.
Courses are delivered by a Gambian trainer who is able to train in English, Mandinka and Wollof.
All courses are fully adapted for The Gambia.
First Aid 4 Gambia is going to train the teachers free of charge. GAMBIAid is going to help towards the costs for travelling and accomodation of the trainer.