University of Westminster Diploma & MRC Certificate in Biomedical Sciences Award Ceremony

On Thursday 18th January 2007, 19 graduands of the University of Westminster Diploma in Biomedical Sciences by Distance Learning mounted the podium to receive their awards at MRC Fajara. Recipients of the Diploma included staff of the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital, Banjul, the NGO – BAFROW and the JOBOT laboratory, situated on Kairaba Avenue. ”

New Plans for Health Research

The MRC has welcomed Sir David Cooksey’s review of the design and arrangements of the public funding of health research in the UK. The report was announced in the Chancellor’s pre-budget speech.

MRC Gambia honours Professor Hilton Carter Whittle

November 4th 2006, six months after his seventieth birthday, friends from far and near met in MRC, Fajara to pay tribute to Professor Hilton Whittle and to celebrate the life of this great man. In recognition of his pioneering research in the field of Tropical Medicine, present and past colleagues acknowledged Hilton’s inspiration to several […]

Medical Research Council welcomes government plans for health research

The Chief Executive of the Medical Research Council, Professor Colin Blakemore has welcomed Sir David Cooksey’s review of the design and funding arrangements of the public funding of health research in the UK. The findings of the review were announced by Gordon Brown in his pre-budget report to MPs. Professor Colin Blakemore said: The Cooksey […]

Pneumococcus vaccine: saving millions of children’s lives

Scientists at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the MRC Laboratories in The Gambia found that vaccinating infants in the developing world against pneumococcus could drastically reduce rates of serious illness and death.