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Welcome to Bijilo Medical Center

Who We Are

Bijilo Medical Center/Hospital (BMC) is a non governmental health facility with the goal of providing comprehensive and

affordable quality medical services to all in The Gambia. BMC is non-profit orientated. Through a series of coordinated

support, Dr. Musa Touray, a Gambian citizen who trained in Europe and USA, established the hospital in 2002.

Our Vision

At a community, national and global level, good health is an essential component of socio-economic development. We strive to contribute in socio economic development by providing good healthcare.

Our Mission

To fight poverty and reduce mortality/morbidity by facilitating access to quality health care to all in The Gambia.

Our Goal

Is to develop BMC into a multidisciplinary health center that
excels in:

  • Primary Health Care
  • Continuing Training
  • Clinical Research

Quality and Affordable Healthcare Delivery by Our Compassionate Team

Bijilo Medical Center is proud to work with an international and multilingual team: patients can be attended to in all Gambian Languages, English, French, German and Dutch.

Internal Medicine




General Surgery


Medical Imaging

(X-Ray & Ultrasound)

Clinical Diagnostic


Opening Hours


Bijilo Medical Center is open 24 hours a day,

7 days a week. Patients are attended to on a first

come, first serve basis.

Consultation Hours
Monday to Saturday 8am to 8pm
Diagnostic Laboratory
Saturday 8am to 6pm
Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm
Ultrasound and ECG
Thursday 2pm to 5pm
Antenatal Clinic Vaccination
Thursday 9am to 5pm

Establishment of an Echocardiography Laboratory

The BMC Echocardiography Laboratory is equipped with two ultrasound machines with modern and versatile cardiac ultrasonographic probes;

  1. Orcheo Lite: Purchased in Switzerland with the support of Professor Goy, “Une Chance, Un Coeur” in April 2022, presently installed in BMC.
  2. Kanasonic K12: Purchased by “Mandiou Foundation for Healthcare” in March 2022. Presently been shipped to The Gambia. Arrival date in The Gambia is estimated to be July 2022

Electronic Patient Data Base

We are persistently working on improving record keeping at the

hospital. In collaboration with students from the IT department of

University of The Gambia, a functional, user friendly and versatile

patients data management software has been developed since 2010.

Due to further developments of the software, the hospital data

management became purely Paper-Free in 2019.


In the framework of south/south collaboration we established links

with surgeons of neighboring countries. A surgical theater in

maintained: equipment, assuring sterility of the surgical tools and

vicinity as well as organizing a surgical team for elective surgery.

Improving Women’s Health Care

BMC has been To upgrade health care delivery for women (gynecology,

obstetrics, antenatal care, neonatal care, childhood vaccination), a

young physician with a particular interest in this domain joined our

team We welcome gynecologists from abroad who would like to

provide him more training on site.selected by the Gambia National Aids

Services (NAS) as a healthcare provider for individuals living with HIV.

BMC Ambulance

Since 10th February 2012, BMC owns a brand new Toyota Hilux

Ambulance. For this project we express gratitude to Mr. Peter Gant of

MIVA-Switzerland, Dr. T. Gass, Dr. R. Isenschmid and Professor J. Prior

and Madeleine Lehmann.

BMC Radiography Unit

A new mobile X-ray unit purchased from Siemens, Germany in June 2013.

Caring For HIV-Patients

BMC has been selected by the Gambia National Aids Services (NAS) as

a healthcare provider for individuals living with HIV.

Solar Energy Initiative

In March 2016, we completed installation of a 10 KWA Solar Energy

System at BMC. In June 2013 Bijilo Medical Centre/Hospital (BMC) was

awarded a UNIDO-GEF grant to facilitate implementation of a 10 KWA

solar system in the hospital: Promoting renewable energy based

minigrids for productive uses in rural areas in The Gambia


Our Partners

BMC is cooperating with over 50 (inter)national organizations and companies.
BMC is partnering with a great range of international insurance companies.



It may be very enlightening to share professional experiences with us at BMC. Since its establishment BMC is privileged to have welcomed over 200 European volunteers.
We are welcoming volunteers and interns that can assist us in clinical, paramedical, technical or organizational way. We will help you find accommodation and provide free lunch at work.
Over 200 volunteers have already helped developing Bijilo Medical Center. To get an insight on volunteering at BMC by former volunteers, we will post their experiences here soon or you can contact us

If you are interested in working, volunteering or an internship at Bijilo Medical Center, please contact us at drmusa@bijilomedical.org

Our Volunteering Number Is Now Over 300

Our Staff

The 35-member BMC-staff is a family of dedicated healthcare workers driven by the BMC motto, Care-Compassion-Commitment. The staff comprises of physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, radiographers, physiotherapists, groundsmen, hospitality and security personnel. Team work and “doctoring together” is the order of the day.


Bijilo Medical Center
P.O. Box 3349
The Gambia
+220 6665555
+220 9980371