- HIV and AIDS
- Value Chains
- Partner Capacity Building
- Food Security
|Address :||Atlantic Road
P.O. Box 2361
|First Name :||Nicole|
|Job Title :||Country Representative|
Catholic Relief Services began working in The Gambia in 1964 at the invitation of the Catholic bishop of Banjul. Since then, we have provided emergency relief to vulnerable people, and strengthened the food security and general health of rural households.
In 2002, CRS became the first NGO in the country to initiate a comprehensive home-based care and support program for people living with HIV. The program was a success. In the interest of strengthening local capacity, we handed over the project to a national NGO in 2005, which then replicated the project in other regions of the country in partnership with the National AIDS Secretariat
CRS employs an integrated approach to help poor and vulnerable people lead full and productive lives. We currently provide assistance in health, agriculture, capacity strengthening and emergency response.
We implement programs in partnership with a variety of stakeholders, including government agencies, local organizations, international NGOs and Caritas partners. Since 2004, we have collaborated closely with The Gambia’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare on a variety of life-saving health initiatives, including programs to prevent and control malaria, HIV and AIDS.