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Gambian lawmakers urge compensation for children's deaths

Oct. 26, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambian lawmakers on Wednesday urged compensation for the families of 70 children who authorities believe may have died after taking a contaminated cough syrup imported from India. The special legislative session was held several weeks after the World Health...

Gambia urgently recalls syrups blamed for 66 child deaths

Oct. 06, 2022 09:27 AM EDT

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia has launched an urgent door-to-door campaign to remove cough and cold syrups blamed for the deaths of more than 60 children from kidney injury in the tiny West African country. Speaking to The Associated Press, the Director of Health Dr. Mustapha...