Dr Adedapo Olufemi Bashorun is a Clinical Trial Coordinator working in the Vaccines and Immunity Theme, at MRC Unit The Gambia (MRCG) and has a strong interest in preventive medicine. His professional background is in general medical practice and he has more than four years research experience in clinical vaccine trials. Since joining MRCG in […]
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 on the impact of interventions to reduce residual malaria transmission in The Gambia in the context of malaria […]
The three-day International Air Transport Association (IATA) course at MRCG Shipping infectious substances can be a daunting task, considering the multitude of requirements involved, such as, classification, packaging, marking, labelling, documentation, and safe handling. To ensure continued compliance with regulations for shipping infectious substances, MRC Unit The Gambia conducted a three-day International Air Transport Association […]
Results from the Teknon project indicated excellent performance of the solar prototype against pre-defined targets, with delivery of high quality (at least 82%) oxygen 24/7. Deaths from pneumonia and other severe childhood illnesses can be prevented with oxygen, but supply in most healthcare facilities in low resource settings is not reliable. Oxygen cylinders are expensive […]
In May this year, MRC Unit The Gambia registered 21 staff members (3 teams of seven) to participate in this year’s Global Challenge Competition, formerly known as Global Corporate Challenge (GCC), as part of MRCG’s commitment to improving staff wellbeing. GCC is a 100-day, virtual journey event which starts in May each year and draws […]
M. africanum L6 is an important pathogen in West Africa, causing up to 40% of pulmonary TB. Previous epidemiological studies showed clinical differences between M. africanum L6 and M. tuberculosis sensu stricto,
In 2011, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended daily home fortification with iron (12.5 mg as a ferrous salt) in populations where the prevalence of anaemia in children younger than 5 years of age is ≥20%.
A team from MRC Unit The Gambia, visited collaborators at the Institute de Recherché en Sciences de la Santé in Burkina Faso as part of the PregnAnZI-2 project from July 23rd to July 27th.
First-trimester Artemisinin Derivatives and Quinine Treatments and the Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in Africa and Asia: A Meta-analysis of Observational Studies
Malaria infection is more frequent and severe in pregnant women compared to non-pregnant women and the adverse consequences of malaria in pregnancy require prompt, safe, and effective treatment.
On Friday 11th August, MRC Unit The Gambia, through the childhood TB program grant (Reach4Kids program) led by Professor Beate Kampmann, donated equipment for the childhood TB clinic
Vote and Support Ashwin Mehta, and MRCG’s Fieldworker Project for “Learning Technologist of the Year Award”
Medical research in sub-Saharan Africa gathers data through field, laboratory and clinical activities. Fieldwork is the main activity that engages communities,
Reduction of neonatal deaths is a major global public-health priority, especially for preterm newborns which is the most common cause of childhood death, resulting in 1 million deaths/year.