MRC celebrates sixty years in The Gambia

MRC is marking sixty years in The Gambia with a series of events to commemorate its long standing relationship with the Government and people of The Gambia. The MRC Chief Executive, Professor Colin Blakemore will be visiting the Gambia from 1st to 4th May to participate in a programme of events which includes an Open […]

Strengthening Community Partnerships – MRC Farafenni Open Day

On Wednesday 7th March, over five hundred visitors from Farafenni and the surrounding areas joined the staff of MRC Farafenni Field Site to celebrate 25 years of world class field research and community partnership in the North Bank Division and 60 years of MRC’s presence in The Gambia. They were joined by two members of […]

EDCTP Developing Countries Coordinating Committee Meeting (DCCC)

MRC Fajara hosted the two-day meeting of the EDCTP Developing Countries Coordinating Committee on 9th and 10th February 2007. Participants at the meeting were Dr Thomas Nyirenda (Malawi), Dr Walter Jaoko (Kenya), Professor Lynn Zijenah (Zimbabwe), Dr Christine Manyando (Zambia), Dr Simon Agwale (Nigeria), Dr Peter Ndumbe (Cameroon), Dr Herman Awono Ambene (Cameroon), Dr Aissatou […]

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.