Mamina Bojang is the Deputy Matron at MRC Unit The Gambia. He has been a staple at the Clinical Services Department (CSD) and the embodiment of a truly dedicated nurse. He began his nursing career at Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) in 1990 as a State Enrolled Nurse and Midwife. He joined MRCG in 1997 in the capacity of a State Enrolled Nurse and Midwife.
He held the post of a Healthcare Support Worker (Orthopaedics) at Frenchay Hospital, Bristol in the years 2003 – 2008. In 2009, he continued his service at MRCG as a Staff Nurse (Clinical & Research Nurse) with management responsibilities. In 2012, he held the post of a Tumour Registration Officer for the Gambia Hepatitis Intervention Study (GHIS) and proceeded to the post of Senior Nurse in 2013 and in 2014, he successfully attained the post of Deputy Matron.
Mamina is accessible, flexible and open to change and this quality was demonstrated in the support and guidance provided to the new management of the CSD and also in his management of the team through this transition period. He is a good communicator and is highly responsible. He holds several qualifications: Diploma in Tropical Nursing, Certificate in State Enrolled Nurse (SEN), Paediatric Special Care, Midwife and Endoscopy Procedures to name a few. In addition to this list are training received in Ebola in context, Caring for Infants & Children with Acute Malnutrition and Introduction to Good Clinical Practice. He is an exemplary for self-initiated career development and is presently undergoing his BSc in Nursing at The Gambia School of Nursing.
When asked to comment on Mamina’s hard work and commitment, Dr Karen Forrest, Head Clinical Services said, “Mamina is a key member of the clinic team. He brings a wealth of experience in nursing and clinical research which he loves to share with his colleagues. His commitment to the clinic is outstanding. His knowledge of the clinic and its staff has been invaluable to me as I have taken on leadership of the team. He is easy to work with and does all he can to improve the quality of service that we provide.”