Prize winners and TB Team from MRCG and NLTP

Educating The Gambia Hotel School on Tuberculosis

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.

Participants during the Microsoft cloud training course

The Microsoft Cloud Training Course at MRCG

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


COSMIC study policy panel meeting in The Gambia

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

Participants During the PregnAnZI_2 meeting

The PregnAnZI-2 Investigators Meeting

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

Dr Matt Lee, Chief Operating Officer, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

The Chief Operating Officer from LSHTM visits MRCG

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.


The emergence of antibiotic resistance in The Gambia

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.


Our 70th Anniversary Celebrations in Basse

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.

Bioinformatics course participants and instructors

The Bioinformatics Course at MRC Unit The Gambia

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 […]