Jammeh Foundation for Peace Hospital (JFPH)

The situation in 2014

The Jammeh Hospital was opened in 2001 and is located in Serrekunda/Bundung, with 350,000 inhabitants the most densely populated city in The Gambia. Due to the migration from the countryside to the coastal strip, the population density is increasing and more and more people are calling on Jammeh Hospital. More than 250,000 people rely on the JFPH for their health care, which is far too small for this. It has been necessary for years to expand the hospital, but there was no money for that.

The hospital consists of a number of separate buildings, in which the various departments are housed. In the only building with 2 floors, there are 4 consulting rooms on the ground floor and on the top floor is the medical library, a room for the director and a room for the administrator.

Although there is also an admission option for acute cases, the hospital is mainly a mother and child clinic. More than 5,000 babies are born every year and the delivery department is the most important department. In the maternity ward, the so-called Post Natal Ward, it is necessary to send the women home 12 hours after the birth, because there is a great shortage of beds. It often happens that two or more women have to share a bed, which greatly increases the chance of transmitting infections.

About 125 new pregnant women are registered every week and between 500 and 600 women come for a pregnancy check-up.

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The hospital also has two operating rooms with all the rooms that go with them, but they cannot be furnished yet, because Kambengo does not have the money for them yet. The two doctors who are now being trained to perform gynecological operations, such as a Caesarean section, will complete their training in October. In principle, it would then no longer be necessary to refer women to the hospital in the capital. Would you like to donate, "click here"

The hospital has the following facilities in 2014:

  1. recording possibility for men and women with 11 beds

  2. recording possibility for children

  3. 7 beds delivery ward with 7 delivery beds and 7 cribs

  4. a maternity ward with 5 beds

  5. a health clinic

  6. outpatient clinic for lung problems (including TB)

  7. outpatient clinic for HIV-AIDS patients

  8. outpatient clinic family planning

  9. dental help

  10. a pharmacy

  11. possibility to make pregnancy ultrasounds

  12. a lab

  13. a medical library

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The situation after the expansion and renovation in 2016

The renovated delivery department is now linked to the new two-storey building; spacious and efficient.

 

The hospital now has six separate delivery rooms with good sanitary facilities and the maternity ward now has fourteen beds instead of five. The infant ward has room for 40 babies, for which incubators, cribs and cribs will be placed. There will be 26 beds divided over two children's wards, resp. for children under and over 7 years old.

 

In addition to several consultation and treatment rooms, there is a spacious emergency department with two treatment places and a staff room with an overnight stay for the midwife and doctor on duty. The indoor driveway makes the hospital easily accessible for stretchers and wheelchairs. The hospital pharmacy, which is located next to the main entrance, is accessible from the street as well as from the hospital.