Dr Uzochukwu Egere, the lead research clinician on the Vaccinology Reach4Kids programme, recently won a highly competitive grant worth $50,000 from the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR).
The project, TBVAC2020, is funded through the Horizon 2020 scheme with the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership and is worth €25 million over 4 years. Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme. It promises more breakthroughs and discoveries by taking great ideas from the lab to the market. (more…)
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).
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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