Tuberculosis (TB) is still a major global health problem. One of the key gaps in TB control is the ability to diagnose TB accurately and early. There is about 4 million patients who are missed each year – closing the gap requires research, dedication and community awareness of TB.
Tuberculosis (TB) disease is real, treatment is freely available and cure attainable. This was the message to the Kanifing Hotel School students, during a TB educational event on Friday 10th March 2017.
As cloud computing continues to gain an ever-growing role in computer enterprises, MRC Unit The Gambia through Information Technology (IT) Department organised a 4-day training course on Microsoft Azure
The Kenya Accreditation Service (KENAS) visit to assess The Unit’s compliance to International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 15189:2012 took place from 8 to 9 March 2017.
The COSMIC study policy panel meeting to review the final research results of the Community-based scheduled screening and treating of malaria in pregnancy for improved maternal and infant health
The investigators meeting of the PregnAnZI-2 trial took place on February 28th and March 1st at the MRC Unit The Gambia (MRCG) in Fajara. The main purpose of the meeting was to kick-off the start of the new multi-centre trial
MRC Unit The Gambia will be visited by Dr Matt Lee, Chief Operating Officer, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), from 9 -14 March 2017. This is an important visit marking the long existing collaboration between the two partner institutions.
MRC Unit The Gambia’s (MRCG) recent study Incidence of macrolide-lincosamide-streptogramin B resistance amongst beta-haemolytic streptococci in The Gambia shows that Beta-haemolytic streptococci, predominantly Group A streptococci (GAS) are associated with a wide range of infections in The Gambia.
Growth and Morbidity of Gambian Infants are influenced by Maternal Milk Oligosaccharides and Infant Gut Microbiota
Breast milk is the optimal food for babies and in most cases, should be their exclusive form of nourishment for the first 6 months of life. Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) are among the many highly evolved advantages of human milk.
Basse’s Open Day on 8 February 2017 marked the start of many celebrations being held this year to mark MRC Unit The Gambia’s (MRCG) 70 glorious years of tackling major infectious diseases of global public health importance in sub‐Saharan Africa and beyond.
Tackling child malnutrition is key to achieving the third Sustainable Development Goal of good health and wellbeing for all.
Growth faltering in rural Gambian children after four decades of interventions: a retrospective cohort study published in The Lancet Global Health, shows that growth faltering remains common in children in sub-Saharan Africa
The introduction to bioinformatics, a hands on workshop for beginners with colleagues from Warwick University at MRC Unit The Gambia (MRCG) ended on Thursday 9th February 2017. The 2-day interactive course which engaged students in UNIX (operating system), MRC Cloud Infrastructure for Microbial Bioinformatics (CLIMB) and bacterial genome analysis was a tremendous success. In attendance […]