Each year on April 25th people across the globe take part in a variety of activities to mark World Malaria Day (WMD). This day provides an opportunity to highlight advances and achievements that have been made in malaria prevention and control. It also provides a platform for stakeholders to commit to continued investment and action to accelerate progress against this deadly disease. Indeed the theme for this year’s celebrations “Invest in the future, Defeat Malaria” accurately represents this need for continued commitment. (more…)
To raise awareness and help combat tuberculosis (TB) in The Gambia, the TB team from MRC Unit, The Gambia joined the Gambian Government, the National Leprosy and TB Control Programme (NLTP) and the communities around Mandinary on 23 March for a ceremony to commemorate the World TB Day 2015. The ceremony was followed by a National TB program broadcast on 24 March. (more…)
Diarrhoea is a leading cause of illness and death among children aged less than five years in developing countries. The WHO ranks diarrhoeal disease as the second (after pneumonia) leading killer of children under five years of age in developing countries, accounting for 18 per cent of the 10.6 million children deaths each year in this age group. (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
- 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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