Streptococcus pneumoniae (Pneumococcus) is responsible for over 10 percent of deaths in children under five and many deaths still occur in early infancy before the current pneumococcal schedule (starting at 6 to 8 weeks of age) is effective. Nearly half occur in sub Saharan Africa.
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.
MRC Unit The Gambia hosts the Wellcome Trust Advanced Course on Molecular Approaches to Clinical Microbiology in Africa
The Wellcome Genome Campus Department of Courses and Conferences will be hosting its annual training course on Molecular Approaches to Clinical Microbiology in Africa at the MRC Unit The Gambia in Fajara from the 5th to 10th March 2016.
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).
The impact of the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines on severe pneumococcal pneumonia, sepsis, and meningitis
The Gambia Government, through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and MRC Unit The Gambia, have worked collaboratively to determine the impact of the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV) on severe pneumococcal pneumonia, sepsis and meningitis.
MRC Unit The Gambia was approved by the Open University (UK) as an Affiliated Research Centre (ARC) in 2006. MRC Unit The Gambia is one of a number (26) of the OU’s Affiliated Research Centres, situated in the UK and worldwide.
Under the theme, I Can, You Can, Gambia Can, MRC Unit The Gambia (MRCG) was presented with a Cancer Award for its immense contribution in the fight against cancer during the Cancer Walk on World Cancer Day 4 February 2016.
The Vaccine Impact on Diarrhea in Africa (VIDA) investigators’ and International Scientific Advisory Committee (ISAC) meetings and visits to VIDA field site successfully completed on 27 January 2016. Hosted by MRC Unit The Gambia, the goals of the 5 days meeting and field visit were to assess the overall progress and to ensure the quality […]
Dr Modou Jobe, a research Clinician with the Nutrition Theme of MRC Unit The Gambia, is a recipient of the Wellcome Trust Masters Fellow in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
MRC Unit The Gambia will be taking part in the 2016 Cancer Walk organised by the Office of Her Excellency, the First Lady, Madam Zineb Jammeh in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and partners on World Cancer Day 4 February 2016.
The annual Mixed Methods in International Health Research (QMM) 2016 course, will be hosted by MRC Unit The Gambia from 1 February to 26 February 2016. This international short specialised course will be offered by The Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium, for researchers, professionals and students who focus on international health. […]
Publishing journals is an essential activity for science research which forms an archive of collective endeavours. Most online journals require a subscription or purchase to access the full text which is a limitation to research advancement. MRC Unit The Gambia, only publish in journals that are open access.