Our history.

Horizons Trust Gambia’s activities started in 2013. Founder Professor James N’Dow OBE DL is the driving force behind the charity. Born in The Gambia, James trained in Aberdeen, UK, where he is now Professor of Urological Surgery and Director of the Academic Urology Unit. James has travelled to The Gambia every year for almost the past two decades, with other UK-trained specialist consultant surgeons, anaesthetists, and nurses, to carry out charitable work at a local hospital.

On his earliest trips back to The Gambia, James was troubled by the state of maternal and infant health in the country. He then made it his mission to create a charitable organisation dedicated to lowering Gambia’s maternal and infant mortality rates.

Since the inception of Horizons Trust Gambia, we have partnered with the Ministry of Health and several national and international partners to help make this dream a reality. An outstanding team of trustees, including experts in global health, oversee the running of the charity.


Yes we can, and yes, we will bring the best healthcare in the world to The Gambia.

Because the question is 'Why not?'

Professor James N'Dow OBE, Founder

Who's involved.

Back row: Tina Touray, Dr Ramatoulie Njie, Peter N'Dow, Dr Maimuna Mendy Front row: Nellie Taylor, Dr Melville George

Dr Melville George

Chairman of Trustees

Peter N’Dow

Secretary & Trustee

Nellie Taylor

Treasurer & Trustee

Amie Joof-Cole


Dr. Maimuna Mendy


Dr. Ramatoulie Njie


Akiladi Allen


Momodou Mboge


Banta Musa Njie


Kathleen N’dow


Tina Touray

Chief Administrator

Ann Rivington

Legal adviser

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.

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