The Fight to Eliminate Malaria With Dr Joseph Okebe

Dr Joseph Okebe recently defended his PhD at University of Antwerp, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Belgium   Dr Joseph Okebe is a Clinical Epidemiologist with a strong interest in infectious diseases in childhood and a professional background in paediatrics. He recently completed his PhD from the University of Antwerp, Belgium and his thesis […]


Enhancing the Shipment of Infectious Substances at MRC Unit The Gambia

The three-day International Air Transport Association (IATA) course at MRCG Shipping infectious substances can be a daunting task, considering the multitude of requirements involved, such as, classification, packaging, marking, labelling, documentation, and safe handling. To ensure continued compliance with regulations for shipping infectious substances, MRC Unit The Gambia conducted a three-day International Air Transport Association […]


Preventing Child Pneumonia Deaths with Novel Oxygen Solutions Study

Results from the Teknon project indicated excellent performance of the solar prototype against pre-defined targets, with delivery of high quality (at least 82%) oxygen 24/7. Deaths from pneumonia and other severe childhood illnesses can be prevented with oxygen, but supply in most healthcare facilities in low resource settings is not reliable. Oxygen cylinders are expensive […]


MRCG Staff Achieve in Global Challenge Competition

In May this year, MRC Unit The Gambia registered 21 staff members (3 teams of seven) to participate in this year’s Global Challenge Competition, formerly known as Global Corporate Challenge (GCC), as part of MRCG’s commitment to improving staff wellbeing.  GCC is a 100-day, virtual journey event which starts in May each year and draws […]

MRCG PregnAnZI-2 trial investigators from The Gambia and Burkina Faso

Fostering Collaboration in Nanoro, Burkina Faso

A team from MRC Unit The Gambia, visited collaborators at the Institute de Recherché en Sciences de la Santé in Burkina Faso as part of the PregnAnZI-2 project from July 23rd to July 27th.

Participants learning how to secure preterm/LBW babies in skin-to-skin position

Kangaroo Mother Care Training of Trainers

Reduction of neonatal deaths is a major global public-health priority, especially for preterm newborns which is the most common cause of childhood death, resulting in 1 million deaths/year.