MRCG donates to the Serrekunda Hospital

On Thursday 11th January 2018, MRCG through the PERFORM Project donated clinical supplies to the Serrekunda General Hospital. The PERFORM study aims to improve the diagnosis and management of febrile illnesses in children between 1 month to 18 years. Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Baboucarr Saine, Administration Officer Serrekunda Hospital, thanked MRCG for their continued […]

MRCG becomes a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre

In August 2017, the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia (MRCG) was designated a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for New Vaccines Surveillance (WHOCC NVS).This designation was primarily in recognition of the contributions of the Molecular Microbiology Group within the Vaccines and Immunity Theme at MRCG for the control of epidemic meningitis outbreaks in West […]

Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia donates to The Gambia Government

MRCG through the TEKNON Project donated equipment worth GBP 50,000 to The Gambia Government through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to aid in the prevention of pneumonia related deaths. Pneumonia is the leading cause of child deaths worldwide and can be reduced with oxygen supplementation, but the lack of reliable supplies in sub-Saharan […]

Our Science 6: Winter 2017

We are pleased to announce the release of Our Science Issue 6 – Winter 2017 available on our website This issue showcases MRCG’s win in the Business Continuity Award in Resilient Workforce category, why Malaria remains one of the main infectious diseases in sub-Sahara Africa, staff who have made significant contribution and impact in […]


Celebrating 70 years of global health research in The Gambia

A symposium last month, to mark the 70th anniversary of MRC Unit The Gambia, revealed how much progress has been made in global health – and how much remains to be done. Pauline Mullin, the MRC’s Partnership Communications Manager for the unit, was there to find out. Early in the 20th Century, the world’s deadliest […]

Immunology Training in The Gambia

From December 4th to December 9th a training workshop on basic immunology and malaria immunology was conducted by Stephen Cose and John Raynes from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. During the first 3 days of the session, participants were taught the basic facts of immunology. These sessions were delivered by Stephen Cose […]

MRCG 70th Anniversary Celebrations

The most highly anticipated and talked about event of 2017 is finally here. MRC Unit Gambia has been in existence in the Country for the past 70 years. This is a major achievement which calls for recognition internationally and celebrations at home. As part of activities marking the event, a symposium will take place bringing […]

Celebrating Quality at MRC Unit The Gambia

The Quality Department of MRC Unit The Gambia recently launched 2017’s World Quality Month (WQM) under the theme ‘Teamwork Makes the Vision Work. November is the month chosen to celebrate QUALITY! In 1960 the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE) started celebrating quality. Over the years, Asian and European nations, the US, Canada and […]

PRECISE Network Team Visits MRCG

A group from the PRECISE Network visited MRCG recently in preparation for a new project on maternal and neonatal health. It is estimated that about 46,000 women and two-and-a-half million babies die annually during the puerperal and neonatal period, respectively, and half of them die in Africa. In addition, about 50 million women and babies […]

MRCG and Horizon Trust hold Training Exercise

MRC Unit the Gambia (MRCG), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Horizon Trust, and Baylor University of Medicine recently  convened a two-day training exercise focused on West Africa Regional Horizons. The event was held at the Bray Lecture Theatre. In his opening statement, the permanent secretary at the Ministry of Health […]

MRC’s Ashwin Mehta Receives 2 Awards at the Association of Learning Technology Awards

Following his nomination at the Association of Learning Technology Awards this year, MRC’s Ashwin Mehta, Corporate Head of Resilience, received two awards at the conference. He received the individual achievement runner-up award (second to the University of Manchester’s Centre of Excellence in Digital Learning) as well as the community choice award. Mehta thanked everyone who […]

Training for Medical Laboratory Professionals Held at MRCG Fajara

A weekend training programme was held recently at MRCG Fajara. The aim of the training was to help MRCG Laboratory workers to appreciate ISO15189 and how it can be mainstreamed into routine medical laboratory practice. The need for up-to-date information on laboratory quality management system plus the fact that many new staff had joined the […]