FID is a registered charity operating in the Republic of Ireland and The Gambia.

Fighting Infectious Diseases in The Gambia (FID) was founded in 2009 by a team of professionals after they returned from a visit to The Gambia. Whilst there, they visited the small rural area of Mariama Kunda. They observed that there was a serious shortage of adequate medical facilities, with the only provision being a one room clinic with minimal medical facilities, which were operated once a month.

Not only were the facilities inadequate for the needs of the Mariama Kunda community, but the clinic was also serving the residents of five other surrounding villages.

FID is a a non-governmental  organisation dedicated to alleviating poverty and fighting infectious diseases especially in rural areas in The Gambia.

It is our vision to provide homes for orphaned, abandoned children to offer them a loving environment in which to grow and flourish. We assist people irrespective of their gender, age and socio-economic background. We aim to reduce the needless loss of life caused by lack of effective healthcare.


Account name: Fighting Infectious Diseases

Bank Name…..Allied Irish Bank (AIB)

Branch address…High street Kilkenny

Account number……53438000

Sort code……933198

How your donations will be spent

  • 3 euros will vaccinate a child against diseases
  • 10 euros will provide 2 first  aid kits for 2 families.
  • 20 euros will feed 5 orphans for a week.
  • 100 euros will provide 20 treated mosquito nets for families in order to prevent malaria.
  • 200 euros will provide reading  books and stationery for a  class of 30

FID GAMBIA is registered in Ireland as a company limited by guarantee and not having a share capital, registered charity number 19529, Company No. 497453. Registered charity number in The Gambia 119/2009.