Malnutrition is endemic in children under 5 years of age in many African countries, including The Gambia. Forty five percent of deaths in the under 5’s worldwide are related to malnutrition and there are long term health consequences for the survivors. (more…)
The Gambia was the first African country to introduce routine immunisation with conjugate Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine in 1997 which resulted in the virtual elimination of Hib disease in 2002. Continued Hib disease surveillance showed a low level of incidence of Hib disease which continued until 2010. (more…)
Abdoulie Bojang features as the first author of Seasonal patterns of pneumococcal nasopharyngeal colonisation
Abdoulie Bojang, a higher scientific officer working in the PregnAnZI team is the first author of a recently published paper showing the seasonal patterns of pneumococcal nasopharyngeal colonization in a cohort of individuals participating in the Sibanor Vaccine Trial, a cluster randomized pneumococcal conjugate vaccine trial conducted in Sibanor few years ago. (more…)
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
Worldwide, 400 million people are living with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. These chronic infections are responsible for more than half of all cases of liver cirrhosis and nearly three quarters of cases of primary … 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.
Medical Research Council
PO Box 273, Banjul
T: +220 4495442/6 or 4494072/9
F: Administration +220 4495919