Dr. Amadou Scattred Janneh
Dr. Amadou Scattred Janneh is a political scientist and human rights defender. He was born in Gunjur village, Kombo South, in 1962. As a teenager, he began working for Radio Gambia. He traveled to the U.S. for further studies in 1983, earning a PhD in political science in 1990. A former Minister of Information and Communication for the Gambia government, he was sentenced to life in prison for treason after distributing T-shirts with the slogan “End Dictatorship Now.” After international protests and an appeal by US activist Jesse Jackson, Janneh was pardoned and expelled to the US in September 2012. He returned to The Gambia in January 2017 after the defeat of President Jammeh. He continues to be a leading advocate for environmental protection, democracy, and human rights. He is the author of “Standing Up Against Injustice: A Memoir”, published in May 2013.
Medical Center, Gunjur Health Center and Brikama District Hospital. The organisation also undertook several assessment visits to many hospitals and clinics during which they observed that many of these facilities lack critical medical equipment. Responding to this, the GDHI launched a global fundraising campaign which ended with a shipment to The Gambia of two full containers of medical supplies and laboratory equipment worth $500,000.