Protecting From Pneumococcus in Early Life -The PROPEL Trial

  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.

The Open University Audit Visit

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.

The International Vaccine Impact on Diarrhea in Africa (VIDA) meeting

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 […]

World Cancer Day – Cancer Walk 2016

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.

MRC Unit The Gambia Advocates Open Access Publishing

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.