Dr Ahmadou Lamin Samateh


DOB: 30TH March 1972


Education: Dr Samateh has the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
  • Masters in Health Planning and Management (MHPM)
  • Fellowship of the West African College of Surgeons (FWACS)


Work Experience: Dr Samateh has maintained his position as Minister Health, a position he served from 2019 to 2022. He has worked at the Edward Francis Small Teaching hospital from 2002 till date. He served as senior Consultant General Surgeon and Head of Department of Surgery. He was also Senior lecturer in Surgery at The University of The Gambia Medical School. Dr Samateh served as Chief Medical Director of Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital. In addition, he serves as a member of many professional bodies including The Gambia Medical and Dental Council, The Gambia Government and Medical Research Council Joint Ethical Committee. He is married and has children.