A ceremony at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) in Banjul on 20 January celebrated the opening of refurbished facilities completed by MRC Unit, The Gambia, funded through The West African Network of Excellence for Tuberculosis (TB), AIDS and Malaria (WANETAM).
In a ceremony attended by senior representatives of the Gambian Government, MRC Unit, The Gambia handed over equipment to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare through the Global Fund Asset Transfer, on Tuesday 23rd December 2014.
New findings published in The Lancet reveal the changing burden of disease over more than 20 years on a global scale, including a fall in the number of deaths caused by pneumonia and measles in The Gambia.
Established in The Gambia in 1947, the MRC is the UK's single largest investment in medical research in a developing country. The Unit's research focuses on infectious diseases of immediate concern to The Gambia and the continent of Africa, with the aim of reducing the burden of illness and death in the country and the developing world as a whole. read more
Introduction of the meningococcal A conjugate vaccine 10 short years after development is a public health success story and is already showing promise of significant impact. With the Meningitis Vaccine Project coming to a close in December 2014, we celebrate … read more
- Detecting Foci of Malaria Transmission with School Surveys: A Pilot Study in the Gambia.
- The First Phylogeographic Population Structure and Analysis of Transmission Dynamics of M. africanum West African 1- Combining Molecular Data from Benin, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
- Haematological and biochemical reference values of Gambian infants.
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