The Gambia Family Planning Association (GFPA) is a voluntary
NGO that was established in 1968 by a retired doctor
named Dr. Samuel J. Palmer. It began by mainly to offer
planned parenthood information and services to the general
population especially women in their reproductive age.
Today, it is focused on disseminating and promoting
quality sexual and reproductive health information and
rights for all men and women in The Gambia, particularly
young people, and protecting people against AIDS/HIV
via lobbying, advocacy, advice, behaviour change counselling,
use of contraception and the provision of health care
services for partners and individuals.
The GFPA is run by volunteers who help formulate policy
and make decisions for the Association which are then
carried out through bodies at the district, divisional
and national levels throughout the whole of the Gambia.
The National Council, elected by the General Assembly
every two years, performs the executive functions of
The work of the GFPA is carried out through local meetings,
discussions, lectures, home visits, and videos.
The organisation is an affiliated member of the International
Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF).
Kanifing SRH Clinic Services:
• Family planning counselling and contraception
KAIRO oral conceptive pills,
Gambia social Marketing
• Treatment of out-patients;
• Infant health welfare such as immunizations against
• Laboratory testing services;
• Operation for gynaecological & obstetrics
• Prevention of parent to child transmission
• STD infection Management;
• Voluntary counseling and lab testing for HIV/AIDS.
Kanifing Reproductive Health Clinic