Horizons Trust’s mission is to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in The Gambia.

We work tirelessly to stop preventable deaths of mothers and babies in childbirth. The country has the 18th highest maternal mortality and the 26th highest neonatal mortality ratio in the world.

Every single life lost is one too many.

Our vision is a Gambia where no mother or baby dies a preventable death in childbirth.

Horizons Trust Gambia partners with global institutions to provide world-class training for health workers, deliver outreach programmes in maternity units, and distribute essential equipment to midwives.

Our dream is that every pregnancy is a happy event here.

Our projects.

The Horizons Clinic will be the first international standard hospital in The Gambia and offer a range of secondary & tertiary specialist services that are not available at present. Currently, patients needing specialist care either do not receive it or travel abroad at significant cost.

The Horizons Clinic therefore will be complementary to the current healthcare provision in The Gambia.

Horizons Outreach works to improve the capacity and standard of healthcare through the provision of education and training.

Our two flagship programmes – Infection, Prevention & Control and Safer Delivery, provide essential training for maternity health workers and world-class infrastructure in The Gambia. We work in partnership with national and global stakeholders to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality rates in the country.

Support us.

Horizons Trust UK was established to support Horizons Trust Gambia (HTG) by fundraising for its outreach programme. It has also been at the forefront of the development of Horizons Clinic, which will provide world-class healthcare to residents of The Gambia. Horizons Trust UK is driven by the same mission as HTG – to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in the country.

The impact we've made.

Our community deserves better and that is what we are now able to give them.

Alieu, Midwife

I’m excited about this project. My real fulfilment is in seeing both women and babies go home happily – that’s my real joy.

Dr Jose TK Green Harris, Obstetrician Gynaecologist

I can now protect myself and our mothers and babies from infections. It makes me proud.

Amy, Cleaner

Facts and figures.


Mums and babies impacted through the Infection, Prevention & Control Programme


Pieces of cleaning supplies provided


Health workers trained on how to stop mums and babies dying from sepsis


Health workers trained on emergency obstetric & neonatal care


Healthcare facilities targeted, covering 40% of Gambia’s population

How you can help.

Please support us to stop mums and babies dying in The Gambia. Every single life lost is one too many.

Please donate at

For more information including how to volunteer with Horizons Trust please email: contact@horizons-trust.com

Latest news.

Get in touch.

Horizons Trust Gambia
C/O Fajara Chambers, Standard Chartered House,
Kairaba Avenue, Fajara, The Gambia

Horizons Trust UK
University of Aberdeen
2nd Floor, Health Sciences Building
Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD