According to WHO figures, road traffic injuries account for 1.2 million deaths each year, and every fifteen seconds a worker dies somewhere in the world from a work related accident. A disproportionate number of these casualties occur in the developing world.
On Wednesday 5th December 2007, an open day programme was held at Sukuta Health Centre to thank and inform the host community and the mothers whose infants have participated in MRC studies at the site over the years.
Over the past five years, malaria prevalence has declined dramatically in The Gambia. The findings which appear in the Lancet* raise the possibility of eliminating malaria as a public health problem in parts of Africa.
The MRC The Gambia Unit has a 60 year record of internationally competitive research aimed at reducing morbidity and mortality from infectious diseases in the developing world. It has also demonstrated a consistent commitment to supporting and developing both research capacity and health service delivery in The Gambia and across the West African sub-region. In […]
On Tuesday 17th June 2008, the Medical Research Council (UK) The Gambia and the University of The Gambia signed a Memorandum of Understanding, marking the official culmination of several years of cooperation between the two institutions.
Two MRC The Gambia scientists, Dr Climent Casals-Pascual (Malaria Programme) and Dr Thushan de Silva (Viral Diseases Programme) are the latest recipients of competitive MRC research awards. Dr Casals, who has won a Clinical Scientist Fellowship, will be conducting a four year study into severe malaria (SM) caused by the parasite Plasmodium falciparum, an important […]
In his opening remarks, Professor Ousman Nyan, Provost of the Medical School and Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University welcomed the MRC guests and described GAMIS as ‘one of the few but quite distinguished learned societies in our community.’
On behalf of the Executive Management Board of MRC (UK) The Gambia, I regret to inform you that Sam Dunyo passed away during the early hours of Thursday 1st May 2008 at the MRC ward, Fajara, following a long illness.
“It’s an honour, for me and for the unit… I feel great about it,” he says.
The Government of Japan has announced that Professor Brian Greenwood has been awarded the inaugural Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize for medical research.
The workshop was declared open by the Honourable Secretary of State for Health and Social Welfare, Dr Malick Njie. In his opening remarks, Dr Njie stressing the need for locally-based ethics review bodies commented: ‘It is…imperative that African ethics review bodies, aware of the sensitivities of each ethnic and cultural group, formulate ethical review standards […]
Today marks the launch of a new report giving an overview of MRC (UK) The Gambia’s scientific work over the past four years.