Working hand in hand with the Gambian National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP), MRC Unit, The Gambia is at the forefront of research on malaria and on possible interventions for its control. Here, Unit Director Professor Umberto D’Alessandro provides an update on current work and future plans.
The second synchronicity meeting of Canadian and African HIV prevention and vaccine researchers Afri-Can Forum-2 was held in Johannesburg, South Africa from 16-18 February 2015, chaired by MRC Unit, The Gambia’s Dr Assan Jaye, Chair of the West African Platform for HIV Intervention Research (WAPHIR).
Dr Grant Mackenzie, Principal Investigator of the Pneumococcal Surveillance Project, has secured an 18 month funding extension to continue with surveillance of pneumococcal infections at MRC Basse Field Station worth £1 million.
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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