Tuberculosis (TB) is the cause of roughly 1.5 million deaths each year, and represents a major global health crisis. Despite a growing burden, the diagnosis of TB is one of the largest barriers to effective disease control. Currently, those with a laboratory confirmed diagnosis of TB represent only 16% of the TB patient population. (more…)
Dr Toyin Togun leads the first study to report Contribution of Xpert© MTB/Rif to the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis among TB-exposed children in The Gambia
The publication, entitled “Contribution of Xpert© MTB/Rif to the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis among TB-exposed children in The Gambia”, is scheduled to appear in the September issue of The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, which is the official publication of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union). (more…)
The Nutrition Theme of MRC Unit, The Gambia has been awarded two major grants to build on their existing epigenetics research which focuses on understanding the impact of maternal nutrition on the offspring epigenome and lifelong health. (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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