What we do
A major focus of Horizons Trust Gambia’s activities will be aimed at capacity building. Training and continued professional development are key elements of this. The Gambia and other West African countries have a critical shortage of trained health workers (Scaling up, Saving Lives, WHO 2008). Sub-Saharan Africa alone needs 1.5 million more health workers to provide basic health services for its population. Whilst there is a need to train community and mid-level health professionals, the Trust’s immediate priority will be in training the trainers (specialised health professionals) and ensuring that there is a programme in place for continued professional development.
Horizon Trust Gambia will work with the local medical school and nursing colleges to participate in teaching and to offer the Horizons Clinic as a centre of excellence for clinical attachment and training for doctors, nurses and other health professionals. Training will be offered in Public Health including health services, leadership, management and administration.
- Good Governance/Integrity
- Commitment to Caring and Safety
- Entrepreneurial philanthropy
- Capacity building