MRC Festival – Kevin Opondo presents on Mosquito Survival

Kevin is a Malaria Research Capacity Development (MARCAD) postdoctoral fellow. He has keen interest in understanding how insecticide resistance impacts malaria transmission and elimination. Kevin holds a PhD in Tropical Medicine – Entomology/Epidemiology, from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM). He previously spent two years working at Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) in Tanzania as […]

MRC Festival – Dr Gai presents on Early Kangaroo Mother Care

Dr Abdou Gai is a Research Clinician on the early Kangaroo Mother Care (eKMC) project since February 2018. He graduated as Medical Doctor from the University of The Gambia in 2014. After his graduation, Dr Gai worked as a Medical Officer at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH), Pediatric Department from July 2015 to […]

MRC Festival – Bakary Darboe presents on Nutrients and their sources

Bakary joined MRC Unit the Gambia at LSHTM in 2007 as a Senior Laboratory Technician in the Nutrition Theme after his studies at the Kenya Medical Training College. He was responsible for Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells (PBMC) processing, intracellular staining and flow cytometry. In 2012, Bakary relocated to Keneba Field Station as the Principal Laboratory […]

MRC Festival – Sainabou Njie presents on the importance of Teaching TB

Sainabou Njie joined MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM in February 2009 as a Laboratory Technician. She initially worked in the serology laboratory and currently works in the TB immunology laboratory. Sainabou studied Biochemistry at the London Metropolitan University in UK. She has been involved in various immunological assays including measurement of anti-pneumococcal antibody to […]

MRC Festival- Joseph Mendy presents on Think TB

Joseph Mendy joined MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM in August 2003 as a Laboratory Technician. He is currently a Scientific Officer within the Tuberculosis Research Group (TBRG). He obtained a BSc in Biology from the University of The Gambia in 2012 and is currently doing an MSc in Molecular Biology with Stellenbosch University, South […]

MRC Festival – Amadou Jallow presents on Iron Deficiency and Anaemia

Amadou re-joined MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM in 2009 under the Nutrition Theme. He worked as a Senior Laboratory Technician doing a broad range of laboratory investigations for different projects within the Theme. Currently Amadou is a Scientific Officer in the IHAT-GUT study, a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded clinical trial looking at […]

MRC Festival – Ngange Kebbeh presents on Nutrition in Pregnancy and Early Life

Ngange Kebbeh joined MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM in 2010 as a laboratory technician in a Global Enteric Multi-site Study (GEMS). He was primarily responsible for sample reception, processing, bacteria isolation, media preparation, QA/QC activities and serotyping. In 2014, Ngange starting working with both the clinical (ISO 15189 accredited) and research laboratories. The challenges […]

7th Multilateral Initiative on Malaria Pan African Conference in Dakar 15th to 20th April 2018

The 7th Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM) conference served as an opportunity to review MIM’s 20 years of contribution to the global goal of ending malaria in Africa, to better address current malaria research and control priorities. The conference was held at the prestigious Dakar International Conference Centre Abdou Diouf Senegal. Over 2500 malariologists attended […]

Release of Annual Report 2017

We are excited to share the release of our Annual Report 2017. This edition includes a Forward and Strategy written by Unit Director Prof Umberto D’Alessandro, an infographic on Who We Are, a review of our year, as well as highlights from our Themes, Platforms, Research Services, Research Training & Career Development, as well as […]

Incidence of macrolide-lincosamide-streptogramin B resistance amongst beta-haemolytic streptococci in The Gambia

The description of penicillin, macrolide and lincosamide resistance among beta-haemolytic streptococci (BHS) isolates are hardly made in West Africa. However, the availability of such information is very important as it helps to detect and track antibiotic resistance during emergencies. To test the resistibility of these antibiotics, samples were collected from 217 people who attended clinic […]