Samba is a public health officer working with the Ministry of Health of The Gambia and has 5 years' work experience
as a public health officer serving in the city of Banjul and in rural Gambia. His function as a public health officer
under the ministry of health includes: Coordination of School Health Programs on Water and Sanitation, Disease Surveillance, Health Education and Promotion,
Registration of Births and Deaths and Training of drama groups, traditional communicators, peer health counsellors and
opinion leaders on health information dissemination.
He also served as the Medical entomology focal person and District Coordinator for the national immunization days for meningitis,
measles mumps and rubella and poliomyelitis: He successfully managed the immunization cold chain and data for both Upper and Saloum District,
responsible for the coordination and monitoring of routine immunization of children under five years and pregnant women.
As part of his roles, he was responsible for Data Collection on key health indicators, Compilation, Analysis and Presentation of data for Government Action,
collating data to back-up health education and health promotion activities within the district.
Additionally, he also participated in a series of surveys and research study organized by the Ministry of Health, WHO, UNICEF, local NGOs
and served in the Multi-Disciplinary Facilitating Teams for the districts of Upper and Lower Saloum.
He is also an active member of Ageing with a Smile Initiative the Gambia (ASI), a volunteer group that investigates the welfare of the elderly in
The Gambia. Samba is the Co-founder and secretary General of Ebou Mala's Children Charitable Foundation (EMCCF).
He participated in the investigation and mass treatment of the victims of the 2015 trachoma (severe eye bacterial infection) incident in Upper Saloum District.
He sat in the following committees: Central River Region Ebola task force in 2014, Community Total Led Sanitation and Senior Management Team in
Kaur Health Centre.
Samba holds a Higher National Diploma in Public and Environmental Health from The Gambia College and currently a final year student pursuing a degree
in Public and Environmental Health at The University of The Gambia and he is the legislative representative
for public health majors at the university's legislative council.