The Vaccine Impact on Diarrhoea in Africa (VIDA) meeting is scheduled from 23 to 27 January 2016 at MRC Unit The Gambia. The meeting will attract over 37 international participants
The L’Oréal Foundation and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) proudly honoured Majidah Hamid-Adiamoh a higher scientific officer from the Disease Control and Eliminations Theme of the MRC Unit The Gambia with a Doctoral Fellowship of 5000 Euros.
Sulayman Janneh a Theme Project Manager with the Research Support Office and currently seconded to the Africa Research Excellence Fund as a Fellowship Manager, successfully completed his MBA (Finance).
Over twenty-five years of progressive work experience in Africa, Professor Umberto D’Alessandro (MD, MSc, PhD) was awarded the prestigious “Charles C. Shepard Science Award”, at the 64th Annual American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH).
The 64th Annual American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Meeting took place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on October 25 to 29 2015. This year’s meeting featured 182 sessions, including plenary, symposia, scientific, poster, late-breaker and meet-the-professors sessions, and two speed-networking sessions.
Dr Helen Brotherton was awarded a Research Training Fellowship by the Wellcome Trust through London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in December 2015. The project named “Randomised controlled trial of early kangaroo mother care for hospitalised neonates <2000g” is valid for a period of 3 years.
The report from the European and African Clinical Research Bibliometric analysis of publications within the scope of The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) 2003 – 2011, highlights MRC Unit The Gambia’s contribution towards reducing the global burden of diseases.
MRC Unit The Gambia awarded a grant in November 2015 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, under their Grand Challenge scheme for New Interventions for Global Health Pilot Awards.
Mental health problems are common, and the burden they put on individuals, families and communities across the world is growing. Health systems have not yet adequately responded to this burden, and as a result, the gap between the need for treatment and its provision is wide.
Results of the impact of the new Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine formulation (PCV13) in The Gambia on pneumococcal colonization, reports genetic shifts in the pneumococcal population, using whole genome- sequencing, with possible implications for long term vaccine impact.
As The Unit has a proud history of improving human health through world-class medical research. The MRC Unit The Gambia, launched its MRC and Me Wellbeing Programme in Fajara on the 21st July and subsequently in Keneba on the 16th of September, to promote health and wellbeing in and outside the workplace for all MRC […]
The national DNA bank in The Gambia, which was established in November 2000 by the MRC Unit The Gambia, is set to expand its current repository of approximately 50,000 DNA samples and associated data.