Media & Press

Enquiries from the Press should be directed to:

The Communications Office is available from 0800 hrs to 1615 hrs each day from Monday to Thursday and 0800 hrs to 1215 hrs on Fridays, to answer questions from both local and international press on issues relating to medical research and MRC Unit The Gambia.

T: +220 4496715
F: +220 4494154
E: communications [at] mrc [dot] gm


External Visits

The Unit is open to visitors from schools, partners and collaborators. To arrange a visit please email communications [at] mrc [dot] gm




MRCG Communications Department Objectives

We support and promote the achievements of The Unit, as well as takes into account the new vision, aims and approach.

As MRCG is comprised of three stations (which include themes, departments, projects, and scientists) each having its own distinct characteristics and focus areas, we build on each other’s strengths to better promote our work as a collective.

Our Communication Strategy takes into account the Charter of the MRC as it addresses the following:

  1. Generates public awareness
  2. Communicates research outcomes
  3. Encourages public engagement and dialogue
  4. Disseminates knowledge
  5. Provides advice

Communications is a core activity of MRCG and essential. It is a reflection of our scientific achievements of the past, highlights our current work, and promotes MRCG to encourage stronger collaborations, new projects/initiatives, and more health scientific research for our future.