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 support […]
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 […]
Lamin Sillah is contributing to the building of a strong Genomics Lab at MRCG Lamin Sillah is a Scientific Officer working in the Genomics Laboratory with a strong interest in next-generation sequencing techniques and their application in infectious diseases research. He is a product of the Unit’s commitment to training young Africans to become scientists. […]
MRCG held a tree planting ceremony on the 22nd of July in the grounds of the main site in Fajara. The event was very well attended and all the participants were invited to plant a tree
Working Together to Understand the Consequences of TB for Patients and Communities- the TB Sequel Project
What happens once patients diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) receive treatment and what the long term consequences are for the health of their lungs
MRC Unit The Gambia Contributes to Creating a Roadmap for Program Development on Maternal Immunisation Safety Monitoring in Low and Middle-Income Countries
Improving maternal, newborn and child health by lowering the frequency of infections through immunisations has served as a foundation of public health.
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 focused […]
The open day recently held at the Serekunda General Hospital in Serrekunda was exciting opportunity to engage and sensitise the Serekunda community about the two new projects
A news crew from Al Jazeera television recently visited MRC The Gambia in Fajara and Basse following the story of MRCG’s RooPfs study. The study aims to see if malaria can be reduced by improving existing houses. The owners of 800 traditional mud houses have been enrolled, 400 of these houses had the roof changed to […]
Throughout the year, we offer opportunities for schools to visit and have a ‘mini open day’ experience with our staff at MRC Unit The Gambia.
MRC Unit The Gambia is to conduct research into tobacco control as part of one of the most ambitious international research programmes ever created. £225 Million has been invested across 37 interdisciplinary projects to address challenges in fields such as health, humanitarian crises, conflict, the environment, the economy, domestic violence, society, and technology by the […]
The recently held Vaccine Wastage Study workshop was a tremendous success. The workshop shared the results of the Vaccine Wastage Study from two regions of the Gambia and the Knowledge,