Dr Adedapo Bashorun – A Rising Star within the Vaccines and Immunity Theme

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 […]

The Fight to Eliminate Malaria With Dr Joseph Okebe

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 […]

Enhancing the Shipment of Infectious Substances at MRC Unit The Gambia

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 […]

Preventing Child Pneumonia Deaths with Novel Oxygen Solutions Study

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 […]

MRCG Staff Achieve in Global Challenge Competition

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 […]

Fostering Collaboration in Nanoro, Burkina Faso

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.

Kangaroo Mother Care Training of Trainers

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.