Full GCLP Certification Granted to all MRCG at LSHTM Sites

We are proud to announce that the routine laboratories in Fajara and Keneba, and the research laboratories in Basse have now all received full certification to GCLP!  GCLP represents Good Clinical Practice in the Laboratories. It is an international quality system for laboratories that receive, handle, manage, and analyse samples from Clinical Trials in accordance […]

Walikunda – A Field Site for Entomological Research

A Hub for Studying Mosquito Behaviour and Ecology. The Walikunda Field Site was established in 1977 by a team of entomologists led by Professor M T Gillies from Sussex University Mosquito Behavioural Unit, along the South Bank of the River Gambia 100Km from Basse. Most of the entomological research projects conducted at the MRCG at […]

New Entomology Laboratory at Fajara Main Site

The Entomology Laboratory puts the unit at a strategic position to attract new research funding and collaborations to conduct clinical trials of novel interventions against malaria and other vector-borne diseases. The capacity for Entomology work was identified as a key resource for research on vector-borne diseases particularly malaria, during the implementation of the new MRC […]

Creation of a West African BioResource (WABR)

Genome-Wide and Epigenome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS and EWAS) provide a powerful tool for exploring how genes and epigenes that are associated with disease outcomes exert their effects. Modern science is increasingly relying on large collaborative ventures, and with good reason. The pooling of data, resources and brain power can create a whole that is much […]

The West African Network for TB, Aids, Malaria (WANETAM)

The WANETAM network is being implemented in thirteen West African Institutions in nine countries with partnerships from four northern partners. The MRC Unit the Gambia at LSHTM is using its unique position in West Africa to support capacity building and development of researchers and research institutions in the region. In addition to the core funding […]

The PRECISE (PREgnancy Care Integrating Transitional Science, Everywhere) Network

Annually, pregnancy hypertension, fetal growth restriction (FGR), and stillbirth unrelated to intrapartum events are associated with 46,000 maternal and 2.5 million fetal, neonatal and infant deaths. Over 99% of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries and over half in sub-Saharan Africa. The PREgnancy Care Integrating Transitional Science, Everywhere (PRECISE) Network has been created […]

Dr. Fatoumatta Darboe Post-Doctoral Researcher – TB Immunology Laboratory

Dr. Darboe recently completed her PhD in Clinical Sciences and Immunology at the University of Cape Town with top marks. Fatoumatta’s PhD thesis looked at transcriptomic signatures in patients co-infected with TB and HIV. Her results showed that TB disease in HIV-infected persons could be diagnosed using a small gene signature which could be used […]

Think TB – Teachers Pilot Training

On Tuesday 11th November 2018, MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM organised a pilot training workshop for the teachers at Methodist Academy Senior Secondary School. This was part of the sensitization program to equip the teachers ahead of the Think TB engagement workshop organized for the students. The training focused on symptoms of TB, how […]

Abdoulie Bojang determined to understand how the use of prophylactic azithromycin may increase levels of antibiotic resistance in The Gambia

Abdoulie Bojang is a Microbiologist doing his PhD on understanding how public health interventions (i.e. prophylactic use of azithromycin) aimed at reducing mortality may establish antibiotic resistance in the community. Abdoulie Bojang rejoined MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM in 2008 after completing his MSc in Biomedical Science. He worked as a scientific officer for […]

Open Day at Keneba Field Station

A community open day was held at Keneba Field Station on Wednesday 7th November 2018. Over 500 visitors attended from 33 villages in West Kiang. In attendance was also the District Health Team and the National Nutrition Agency (NaNA). Buba Jabang (Head of Operations) and Dr Toby Candler ( Nutrition Theme Coordinator) welcomed the visitors […]