Assessment of the Health System in The Gambia

Sine, J., P.P. Saint-Firmin, and T. Williamson


This assessment provides an analysis of the healthcare system along three domains: medical products, health financing, and health governance. It includes recommendations on how to improve each domain in line with goals and objectives outlined in The Gambia National Health Sector Strategic Plan 2014-2020. The report analyzes the medical products infrastructure against the goal of equitable access to medical products and their scientifically sound and cost-effective use. It describes the extent to which health financing in The Gambia does and could provide access to needed health services while improving quality and affordability. Finally, it assesses whether governance structures in The Gambia serve the articulated national goals for improvement in The Gambia healthcare system.

Publication Date: 
December 2019
Document Type: 
Health sector profile or assessment
Macroeconomic conditions
Commitments or budgets
Cost or financing data, trends, or projections
Health insurance
Health sector performance or reform
Public financial management
Strategic purchasing
Private sector
Universal health coverage
Sub-Saharan Africa or All Africa