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Catholic Relief Services

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Services

  • Agriculture
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Value Chains
  • Health
  • Partner Capacity Building
  • Food Security

Contact

Region : Banjul
Area : Fajara
Address : Atlantic Road
Fajara
P.O. Box 2361
Serrekunda
First Name : Nicole
Surname : Poirier
Job Title : Country Representative
Phone Number #1 : 220 449 8000
Phone Number #2 : 220 449 8008
Fax Number : 220 449 8007
Website : crs.org
Email address : Click here

Overview

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.

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