The World Health Organisation has pre-qualified Pfizer’s new four-dose, multi-dose vial (MDV) presentation of Prevenar 13®*, based on the results of a study conducted by MRC Unit The Gambia (MRCG) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare
The Gambia Country Coordinating committee (GCC) which coordinates applications to the Global Fund for Tuberculosis (TB), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and malaria, announced on 30th June 2016 the appointment of Dr Abdou K. Sillah to the GCC.
Pfizer Receives European Approval for New Multi-Dose Vial Presentation of Prevenar 13 – conducted by MRC Unit The Gambia
On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, Pfizer announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) approved a new four-dose, multi-dose vial (MDV) presentation of Prevenar 13 (pneumococcal polysaccharide conjugate vaccine [13-valent, adsorbed]).
The launch of the MRC Unit The Gambia’s 2016-2021 Quinquennial (5-year strategic plan) on the 1 April 2016 was successfully attended by over 400 staff, collaborators and partners. The event offered the opportunity to share our vision, plan for training and highlight recent success stories.
Neonatal and early infant morbidity and mortality remains the highest in low and middle-income countries, often caused by infections that could be prevented by vaccines.
A new study titled: Global Role and Burden of Influenza in Pediatric Respiratory Hospitalizations: A Systematic Analysis (GRIPP) appeared in PLoS Medicine on 22 March 2016 confirming that increasing influenza vaccination coverage among young children and pregnant women could reduce this burden and protect infants less than 6 months.
The Wellcome Trust Advanced Course on ‘Molecular Approaches to Clinical Microbiology in Africa’ organised by the Wellcome Genome Campus Department of Courses and Conferences is the only UK-based programme providing overseas open postgraduate courses and conferences focused on biomedicine.
The Gambia Government, through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW), and the MRC Unit The Gambia (MRCG) called on all the press offices in The Gambia on Friday 4 March 2016, to disseminate the study results from the Pneumococcal Surveillance Project conducted in the Upper River Region of The Gambia. This forum is […]
The annual Mixed Methods in International Health Research (QMM) 2016 course, hosted by MRC Unit The Gambia successfully completed on Friday 26th February 2016.
MRC Unit The Gambia receives certificate of appreciation for its dedicated efforts and commitment to the MenAfriVac
A team from MRC Unit The Gambia’s (MRCG) Vaccines and Immunity Theme (VI) attended the Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa meeting from 24th to 25th February in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
At the center of the meningitis outbreak response in Ghana, the Medical Research Council Unit, The Gambia (MRCG) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) join forces.
The Keneba Biobank, within MRC Keneba field station, is a data and sample repository capturing the whole of the rural population of the Kiang West District of The Gambia (recently described in a Cohort Profile in the International Journal of Epidemiology, Hennig BJ et al 2015).