Simon Correa, Principal Laboratory Technician explaining the plasmodium cycle of the mosquito

Ecole Francaise de Banjul students visit MRC Unit The Gambia

Forty students aged 7-14 and their teachers from the Ecole Francaise de Banjul recently visited MRC Unit The Gambia in Fajara on Wednesday 29th March 2017. The purpose of the visit was to provide the students with demonstrations of what they have been studying in their science classes.

EMRS demonstration in progress

Moving into automation with Electronic Medical Records System (EMRS)

As digital technology continues to gain an ever-growing role in healthcare, institutions are gearing up to welcome its many advantages. On Tuesday 28th March 2017, MRC Unit The Gambia launched its new Electronic Medical Records System (EMRS) which enables a more seamless and timely flow of information that encompasses and leverages digital progress.

Prof Beate Kampmann speaking at the event

Unite to End TB: Leave no one behind

Under the theme Unite to End TB: Leave no one behind, MRC Unit The Gambia in collaboration with the National Leprosy and Tuberculosis Control Program (NLTP) and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) of The Gambia, came together to mark World TB Day.

Family eating a nutritious breakfast

Dietary strategies for improving iron status: balancing safety and efficacy

In light of the evidence that high-dose iron supplements lead to a range of adverse events in low-income settings researchers from the Nutrition Theme at MRC Unit The Gambia (MRCG), assessed the safety and efficacy of lower doses of iron provided through biological or industrial fortification of foodstuffs.


The visit of Professor Sir John Savill

Professor Sir John Savill, Chief Executive of the Medical Research Council (MRC) United Kingdom, will be visiting MRC Unit The Gambia, from the 3 – 7 April, 2017.