Termination of Daily COVID-19 Diagnostics Reports from MRCG at LSHTM

The National Public Health Laboratories (NPHL) have commenced testing for COVID-19 in The Gambia. The Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is proud to have supported the process of setting up the laboratories for testing, including the provision of equipment, the calibration and certification of tools, […]

Black Lives Matter

The Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine extends condolences to the families and friends of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Gambian Momodou Lamin Sisay and others, who died as a result of police brutality in the United States of America. We stand in solidarity with all those […]

Origin of SARS-CoV-2 strains in The Gambia Identified From Whole Genome Sequences

The Genomics Team at the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has successfully completed a study which generated Whole Genome data to determine the origin and pattern of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from the first six cases tested in The Gambia. The results of the study, published […]

R&R Laundry Services, Njai Family Donate to MRCG at LSHTM

The Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at LSHTM has received donations from R&R Laundry Services and Alieu Momar Njai, to support the Unit’s COVID-19 response. R&R Laundry Services donated 30 single flat bed sheets, 50 pillowcases, 13 single wool blankets, 20 waterproof mattress protectors and 1000 woven disposable hats. As the Unit’s Laundry Service […]

MRCG at LSHTM donates to the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital Liver Clinic

The Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine donated items from the recently ended Gambia Hepatitis Intervention Studies (GHIS) to the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) Liver Clinic. The GHIS studies started in 1986 with the introduction of the hepatitis vaccine to Gambian children.  At the […]

Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship awarded to Dr Sophie Moore

Dr Sophie Moore, an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM and Reader at King’s College London has been awarded a 5-year Senior Research Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust to study micronutrient interventions to improve infant neurocognitive development and growth in early infancy. Undernutrition during the early years of life […]

World Immunization Week 2020

We are pleased to share the full webinar programme for World Immunization Week 2020 with you – you can access the event pages here: https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/newsevents/events/series/vaccine-centre or get an overview of the programme on the VaC website here: https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/newsevents/news/2020/world-immunization-week-2020  The programme poster is also attached. We are marking WIW 2020 with the theme #VaccinesWorkforAll by looking […]

Urgent Action Needed to Control Further Spread of COVID-19 in West Africa

Researchers at the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine have collaborated with the Ministry of Health of The Gambia to examine the implications of COVID-19 on West Africa. The commentary, published in Lancet Global Health shows that a rapid increase in the number of confirmed cases […]