Leading health research in West Africa to save lives and improve health across the world

Disease Control and Elimination

Focuses on investigating the interactions between hosts, pathogens and vectors



At the forefront of world-wide efforts to combat the effects of under‐nutrition


Vaccines and Immunity

Understanding the ontogeny of immunity to inform the design of vaccines


child contacts being screen for TB symptoms

Identifying children with tuberculosis among household contacts in The Gambia

Our recent study which sought to identify co-prevalent tuberculosis (TB) among child contacts of adults with smear-positive TB in the ...
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Side-by-side comparison of mycobacterial detection assays on sputum samples

Our research findings show the diagnostic utility of both GeneXpert and TB-LAMP in The Gambia

The paper titled Comparison of TB-LAMP, GeneXpert MTB/RIF and culture for diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) in The Gambia published ...
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Sir John Savill and WAGHA patners during the lunching of the WAHGA Logo in Senegal

The visit of Professor Sir John Savill to The Gambia and Senegal

On Monday 3 April 2017, MRC Unit The Gambia welcomed Professor Sir John Savill, Chief Executive of the Medical Research ...
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