In May this year, MRC Unit The Gambia registered 21 staff members (3 teams of seven) to participate in this year’s Global Challenge Competition, formerly known as Global Corporate Challenge (GCC), as part of MRCG’s commitment to improving staff wellbeing.
M. africanum L6 is an important pathogen in West Africa, causing up to 40% of pulmonary TB. Previous epidemiological studies showed clinical differences between M. africanum L6 and M. tuberculosis sensu stricto,
In 2011, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended daily home fortification with iron (12.5 mg as a ferrous salt) in populations where the prevalence of anaemia in children younger than 5 years of age is ≥20%.
A team from MRC Unit The Gambia, visited collaborators at the Institute de Recherché en Sciences de la Santé in Burkina Faso as part of the PregnAnZI-2 project from July 23rd to July 27th.
First-trimester Artemisinin Derivatives and Quinine Treatments and the Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in Africa and Asia: A Meta-analysis of Observational Studies
Malaria infection is more frequent and severe in pregnant women compared to non-pregnant women and the adverse consequences of malaria in pregnancy require prompt, safe, and effective treatment.
On Friday 11th August, MRC Unit The Gambia, through the childhood TB program grant (Reach4Kids program) led by Professor Beate Kampmann, donated equipment for the childhood TB clinic
Vote and Support Ashwin Mehta, and MRCG’s Fieldworker Project for “Learning Technologist of the Year Award”
Medical research in sub-Saharan Africa gathers data through field, laboratory and clinical activities. Fieldwork is the main activity that engages communities,
Reduction of neonatal deaths is a major global public-health priority, especially for preterm newborns which is the most common cause of childhood death, resulting in 1 million deaths/year.
Dr Uzochukwu Egere Presents the Vaccines and Immunity Reach4Kids Programme at the TB Union Africa Conference in Ghana
Following his completion and outstanding success with the Childhood TB Program sponsored PhD in Control of paediatric TB in The Gambia, Dr Uzochukwu Egere
Chest radiographs (CXRs) are frequently used to assess pneumonia cases. Variations in CXR appearances between epidemiological settings and their correlation with clinical signs are not well documented.
With the outbreak of cerebrospinal meningitis (CSM) in the northwestern states of Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara, the World Health Organization (WHO) through its collaborative networks, has developed the capacity of the existing laboratory in Ahmed Sani Yeriman
Evaluation of the impact of an investigational vaccine against nasopharyngeal carriage by S. pneumoniae
A recent study conducted by the MRC Unit The Gambia (MRCG) research team showed that the protein components of an investigational pneumococcal protein-plus-conjugate vaccine candidate could not provide protection against pneumococcal nasopharyngeal carriage (NPC)