Embassy of the Islamic Republic of the Gambia to the United States of America
The Honorable Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs,Honorable Amadou Sanneh and his delegation to the IMF/ Spring meetings in Washington DC paid a courtesy call to H.E Ambassador Faye and his staff at The Embassy of The Gambia on April 18.
After the usual exchanges of pleasantries and welcoming remarks by Ambassador Faye and Permanent Secretary Lamin Camara,Minister Sanneh thanked the staff and praised their efforts and services for the Gambians.
The Honorable Minister called on all Gambians to come together for the interest of our beloved country and for future generations .
In attendance was also the Charge' D'Affairs at the Embassy,Mr Hamba Manneh.
The Gambia's Chief Justice , Mr. Hassan Bubacar Jallow paid a courtesy visit to The Gambia Embassy in DC.
Mr. Jallow also met some members of the Gambian community in the DMV area, including Ousman Jammeh of Arlington VA, and Ebrima Ceesay ( specialist in Conflict Analysis and Resolution) .
Pictures of Her Excellency Madam Fatoumatta Jallow Tambajang meeting with Congressmember Karen Bass in DC.
Congressmember Karen Bass Congress Member Karen Bass represents California's 37th District, which includes Los Angeles and Culver City.
#Congressmember Karen Bass
Happy Independence Day to our Senegalese brothers and sisters in The United States of America, in the homeland and all over the world.
The Gambia's Chief Justice , Mr. Hassan Bubacar Jallow is the Keynote speaker of Georgetown University's 2017 Samuel Dash Conference on Human Rights.
Mr. Jallow is the former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and former Chief Prosecutor of the United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals.
Mr. Jallow also served, in the first Republic, as Attorney General and Minister of Justice.
Mr. Jallow and the panel " will explore the International Criminal Court (ICC)’s role in the developing system of global criminal justice, examining debates and empirical evidence regarding the ICC’s accomplishments, impacts, and legitimacy, as well as challenges confronting the Court and critiques of the Court’s work."
More info abut the event : http://bit.ly/2nBXYXC
Mr. Jallow is a source of pride for all Gambians for his work in human rights and justice at the international level.
Her Excellency Madam Fatoumatta Jallow Tambajang, accompanied by Ambassador Faye and members of her delegation, paid a visit to Professor Nyang.
Her Excellency brought greetings and well wishes to Dr Nyang from President Barrow, his government and the entire Gambian people. The visit was much appreciated by the Nyang Family.
We pray for Dr. Nyang and thank Mrs. Tambajang and the gambian government for the visit.
Dr. Nyang has a special place in Gambian communities in the USA . He has also always supported The Gambia Embassy in DC.
May The Almighty Give him a strong Health and a long and blessed life. Amen !
The Embassy of the Gambia in DC wishes a safe trip to the team of Lighthouse Medical Missions heading to the Gambia to provide free medical services to local populations.
This non-profit organization based in California and led by Dr. Robert C Hamilton, a Pediatrician international known for his "The Hold" technique to quiet crying babies has been going to the gambia and helping local people for years.
The entire staff of the embassy thanks them on behalf of all Gambians and wishes them a wonderful stay in the Gambia.
More info on Lighthouse Medical Missions: https://www.lighthousemedicalmissions.com
The Ecowas Ambassadors paid a courtesy call to Her Excellency Madam Fatoumatta Jallow Tambajang at The Embassy of The Gambia this afternoon, March 29, 2017.
His Excellency Ambassador Stevens, Ambassador of The Republic of Sierra Leone Dean of ECOWAS Ambassadors in DC conveyed gratitude to Her Excellency on behalf of his Colleagues and by extension to President Barrow and the people of the Gambia for what he called " the peaceful nature of Gambians and their political maturity " especially during the recent political impasse in The Gambia. All Ambassadors present took turns to appreciate the way the post-elections crisis was handled .
Her Excellency Madam Fatoumatta Jallow Tambajang, in response, thanked the ambassadors for coming despite their very busy schedules and conveyed to them the greetings of His Excellency President Barrow and the Gambian people. Her Excellency Mrs. Tambajang also thanked ECOWAS Ambassadors for supporting The Gambia in times of crisis.
The entire staff of The Gambia Embassy in DC thanks the ECOWAS ambassadors for their courtesy call.
A Courtesy Call was made to The Gambia Embassy in Washington DC by Her Excellency Madam Fatoumata Jallow Tambajang, Minister of Women's Affairs of the Republic of The Gambia, in the margins of Her Excellency's hectic schedule in Washington DC attending a Conference on Asset Tracing and Recovery. Her Excellency also met with the outgoing Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Africa Affairs of the US State Department, during which issues of mutual interest and concerns were discussed. Along the course of this week, Her Excellency will hold important meetings with strategic development partners in the nation's capital such the US State Department, World Bank, US Congress and various Donor Foundations, to further discuss ways in which the New Gambia's Development Agenda could be supported globally.
Following her participation at the Commission on the Status of Women which was organized by the United Nations in New York, the Minister of Women’s Affairs of The Gambia, overseeing the Office of the Vice-President, Mrs. Fatoumata Jallow Tambajang is in Washington DC to attend a Conference on Asset Tracing and Recovery. H.E. Madam Fatoumata Jallow Tambajang visited the Embassy of The Gambia today, were she met with the staff and encouraged them to work hard. She also held an important meeting with the outgoing Assistant Secretary of the African Bureau at the State Department on matters of mutual interest and concern. During her Sojourn in the nations capital, Mrs. Jallow-Tambajang, will also hold discussions with strategic partners at the State Department, the American Congress, the World Bank and donor agencies to garner support for The Gambia’s development agenda.
The Gambian community is hereby being invited to a meeting with her Excellency and delegation on Friday March 31st at the address below :
Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel 1750 Rockville Pike MD 20852 at 4.00pm
March 8, 2017
H.E Ambassador FAYE @ the Farewell Reception Ceremony to honor Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs at U.S Department of State.
Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield is a dear friend to Africa and has a particular relation with The Gambia where she has served as U.S. Consular Affairs Officer. She has been a strong supporter of the Gambian people.
H.E Ambassador Faye and his staff congratulates her on a well deserved retirement !
#gambia ; #USDOS
Honorable Dr. Isatou Touray Received an Award
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Honorable Minister for Trade, Regional Integration and Employment, Dr. Isatou Touray paid a courtesy call to the Gambia Embassy in DC today March 3, 2017.
H.E. Ambassador Faye and the entire staff of the embassy were very pleased to welcome Dr. Touray.
Honorable Minister Touray is in the U.S.A to receive an international award from Women Democracy Network's 2017 Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Award.
Dr. Touray thanked the embassy staff for the warm welcome and took the opportunity to call on Gambians to put their differences aside and get to work as expectations are high.
Drexel University Professor, Dr. Marquez Paid a Courtsy Call to the Embassy of The Gambia in DC .
Picture : Ambassador Faye and Dr. Marquez of Drexel University
Yesterday (1 March) we were so pleased to host a meeting with our friend-- Dr. Shannon Marquez, Associate Vice Provost for Global Health and International Development at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Marquez is an Honorary Citizen of The Gambia who has spent nearly 20 years of her career in service to our country, focused on training and capacity-building, health system strengthening, fundraising, and advancing global health and development initiatives in The Gambia. In doing so, she has mentored countless Gambian students and post-graduate trainees and has supported numerous capacity-building initiatives in collaboration with many partnering organizations, NGOs, and academic institutions in the US and The Gambia.
In partnership with Power Up Gambia and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Drexel University has focused on transforming health services and improving maternal and child health in The Gambia by promoting increasing access to sustainable solar-powered electricity; sending doctors, medical students, post-graduate public health students, biomedical equipment technicians and undergraduate cooperative education (co-op) students—who volunteer for up to 6 months working in hospitals and clinics supporting monitoring and evaluation activities throughout the country; and assisting with the training of local Gambian solar technicians, public health officers, nurses, midwives and other clinic and hospital personnel. The long-term goal of the partnership with Power Up Gambia is to help promote the development of The Gambia as a model country for energy independence and health systems strengthening in Africa. To date, the Power Up Gambia initiative has “powered-up” two rural hospitals with solar power systems—including the installation of a 12 kw solar power system with battery backup at Sulayman Junkung General Hospital (in partnership with the hospital), as well as repairs on a 3kw solar power system for the surgical wards at Bansang Hospital (in partnership with the hospital and the UK charity organization Bansang Hospital Appeal). In addition, solar suitcases—small plug-and-play units which provide light, fetal heart monitoring and cell phone charging in the labor room at a clinic—have been installed in all 58 public clinics across The Gambia, working closely with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and We Care Solar.
Through Drexel’s “Helping Babies Breathe” (HBB) and “Essential Care for Every Newborn” (HBB+) training initiative—which is implemented each summer as part of the Drexel Global Health Intensive Field Course in The Gambia-- the institution has worked closely with Sulayman Junkung General Hospital, Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital, and the Regional Health Directorate (Western II) to reduce neonatal mortality by training skilled birth attendants in neonatal resuscitation techniques that save lives and give a much better start to many babies who struggle to breathe at birth (especially in the first critical minute after birth, known as “The Golden Minute”), as well as essential newborn care practices to keep all babies healthy and reduce neonatal infections. All training materials and hospital equipment for these activities, including the neonatal resuscitation curriculum for resource limited settings, NeoNatalie newborn simulators, and resuscitators for respiratory support of newborns and small infants have been donated by Drexel, in partnership with St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and Laerdal (the not-for-profit company that develops the culturally adaptable newborn simulator and equipment aimed at helping save lives of newborns and mothers in low-resource countries). As part of this annual field course faculty, staff, and students who are master trainers in HBB—from the Drexel College of Medicine, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and the Drexel Dornsife School of Public Health – conduct “train the trainer” workshops for Gambian doctors, nurses, midwives, and traditional birth attendants and provide them with “HBB training kits”, leaving them with the equipment, skills and education to train other Gambians throughout the country. This has resulted in a sustainable program that repeats each year. Accordingly, we are extremely pleased that Drexel University has remained steadfast and committed to supporting the people of The Gambia through this important initiative, and look forward to meeting with the delegation of doctors and students from Drexel who will travel to The Gambia this summer to continue these activities.
H.E Ambassador Sheikh Omar Faye and his entire staff congratulates Dr. Isatou Touray, Gambia's Minister of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment for receiving Women Democracy Network's 2017 Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Award.
#DRISATOUTOURAY work to improve the lives of Gambian women is recognized all around the world. The Gambia is proud of her.
#DRISATOUTOURAY and Fox News Channel journalist / MSNBC Greta Van Susteren are the two recipients of 2017 Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Award.
The entire staff of The Gambia Embassy in DC and in extension the Gambians residing in the U.S.A congratulate Dr. Touray.
His Excellency Babacar Diagne, Ambassador of The Republic of Senegal to The United States of America paid a courtesy call to his H.E Ambassador Faye and his staff on February 13, 2017.
The two Ambassadors discussed bilateral cooperation, and Gambian Independence celebration ( February 18) among other subjects.
The entire staff of the Gambia Embassy to the U.S.A thank H.E Babacar Diagne, his staff and the Senegalese government.
We were honored to receive Ambassador Diagne.
The Embassy of The Gambia to the U.S.A congratulates Professor Sulayman Nyang who is honored and recognized through Howard University's “ The Sulayman Nyang Lecture Series on Islam in Africa.”
His Excellency Ambassador Sheikh Omar Faye honored the personal invitation Dr. Nyang extended to him.
Dr. Nyang has been a model Gambian citizen. His work has contributed to enlighten Americans on the peaceful and beautiful Islam as practiced by Africans. Despite his long stay in the United States of America, Dr. Nyang has kept his ties with the homeland.
He is a model for all Gambians, particularly those residing in the U.S.A
His Excellency Ambassador Faye represented the Gambia at the event. He thanked and praised Dr. Nyang and extended his regards to Dr. Mohamed Camara ( Professor and Chair of African Studies) , Dr, Anthony K. Wutoh, Dr. Mair ( Dean of Howard College of Arts and Sciences) , Imam Taleb Sharif of Masjid Muhammad, and. Dr. Mbye Cham ( Former Chair of Howard Department of African Studies ).
Also present were prominent Gambians residing in the DMV area, Dr. Nyang immediate family and a cross section of our African American brothers and sisters.
"Islam and Intercultural Dialogue in Africa" Inaugural lecture by Dr. Mohamed Camara
The Gambia Embassy in Washington DC will start issuing new visa starting from Monday January 30, 2017 . Previously issued visas are still valid.
The new visa labels are printed on security papers with anti-counterfeiting features.
For More information on how to Apply for a Gambian Visa , visit the following page: http://gambiaembassy.us/visa/
Dear Gambians in The United States and Friends of The Gambia,
From today , January 19, 2017 The Embassy of the Gambia in Washington DC is under the directive of President Adama Barrow and his government.
The embassy will INVITE few Gambians residing in the Washington DC area to organize a small ceremony to replace the pictures of The outgoing President on Monday, 23 of January , 2017.
The Embassy is operating regularly.
May Allah Protect and Bless The Gambia
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