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 Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) Programme.

The IPC Programme has targeted 6 healthcare facilities in The Gambia that serve 40% of the population. IPC is a scientific approach that creates a cleaner environment in health settings. We trained key health workers, donated over a tonne of detergent, overhauled plumbing infrastructure and installed solar panels to ensure a steady supply of electricity.

By using this method, over 90,000 mothers and babies benefited - reducing the risk of death and suffering from infectious diseases.

Horizons Safer Delivery Project.

The Safer Delivery Project is a partnership between Horizons Trust Gambia, Kanifing General Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine in Texas. This project aims to improve the quality of care for mothers and babies in The Gambia through continuous clinical training.

The programme trained 100 health workers in global best practices for emergency obstetric and neonatal care in 2023.

Baylor Global Health will also provide Smart Pod units to Kanifing General Hospital, which are fully expandable and customisable mobile pods that will serve as surgical obstetrics and post-anesthesia care units.

These Smart Pods will be fully equipped to provide basic and advanced obstetric and anesthesia care. The ultimate aim - to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality rates in the country.

Smart Pods Timeline.


Site selection, clinical needs and environmental assessment. Medical training in The Gambia, engineering and environmental assessment.

Beginning 2023

Engineering, design, construction, site preparation and medical education courses (both virtual and in-person) for Gambian health workers.

April-October 2023

Start of Smart Pods manufacturing. Testing and validation in October.


First batch of Smart Pods shipped from the United States to The Gambia. Smart Pods deployment, final training course and stakeholder visit to The Gambia.

Mid 2024

Deployment of Smart Pods at Kanifing General Hospital (KGH) with training & maintenance courses.

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

Other 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.

How you can help.

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

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

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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