Bijilo Medical Center

About us

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.

Bijilo medical center:

P.O. Box 3349


The Gambia

Give us a call:

+220 6665555
+220 9980371

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.


Bijilo Medical Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Patients are attended to on a first come, first serve basis.

Physician’s consultation hours
Diagnostic laboratory

Ultrasound and ECG
Antenatal Clinic



24h on site

8.00 am-8.00 pm
8.00 am-6.00 pm
8.00 am-6.00 pm
8.00 am-6.00 pm
2.00 pm-5.00 pm
9.00 am-5.00 pm

Hospital facilities

Hospital facilities

  • 30 bed in-patient facility; male, female, pediatric, maternity and private wards
  • Outpatient policlinic
  • Radiography, Ultrasound and ECG
  • Clinical diagnostic laboratory
  • Surgical theatre
  • Prenatal, maternity, delivery and child healthcare unit
  • Physiotherapy
  • Vaccination services
  • House visits
  • 24/7 ambulance service

Our Motto

  • Care
  • Compassion
  • Commitment

Our Goal

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

  • Primary Health Care
  • Continuing Training
  • Clinical Research

Our Team

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

Our team consists of physicians, nurses, nurse attendants, laboratory technicians, a Radiography technician, pharmacy assistants, a physiotherapist, receptionists, accountants, an administrator, cleaners and maintenance assistants.


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

  • Cigna International Insurance
  • Afric-Assistance
  • Allianz Assistance
  • Corporate Medical Network
  • Henner Insurance
  • Eurocross Assistance
  • Europe Assistance
  • SOS International
  • Child Protection Alliance Gambia
  • International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers (IAMAT):
    IAMAT is a non-profit organization dedicated to travel health. Its focus is on prevention and safety. The listing and other relevant medical information can be seen online at
  • SOS International:
  • DNA Diagnostic. For more information

For a list of our local partners click here.

For more informations click here to read our Annual Report 2015-2016.


Development Projects

In our quest to attain sustainable existence, we are constantly improving our existing infrastructure and adding innovations in accordance with demand.

Solar Energy Initiative

In March 2016, we completed installation of a 10 KWA Solar Energy System at BMC Final Report, UNIDO-RFP-GEF No: 7000000663
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 mini-grids for productive uses in rural areas in The Gambia (A/13/700000027).
This document constitute the final report on implementation of the project in in BMCDownload Description – Projekt PV1109024 BMC Bijilo Medical Center

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.

Electronic Patient Data Base

We are persistently working on improving record keeping at the hospital. A functioning data base has been installed.


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.

Caring For HIV-Patients

BMC has been selected by the Gambia National Aids Services (NAS) as a healthcare provider for individuals living with HIV.

Improving Women’s Health Care

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 recently. We welcome gynecologists from abroad who would like to provide him more training on site.

Work & Volunteer with us

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. For a list of volunteers, click here.

To get an insight on volunteering at BMC by former volunteers, we will post their experiences here soon.

If you are interested in working, volunteering or an internship at Bijilo Medical Center, please contact us at



Bijilo Medical Center
P.O. Box 3349
The Gambia

+220 6665555
+220 9980371

    Directions to Bijilo Medical Center:

    To reach Bijilo Medical Center, you can follow the signposts off Senegambia Coastal Highway in Bijilo.
    Bijilo Medical Center is located near Baobab Holiday Resort and SBEC International School