The Unit’s main operational base is situated in Fajara, approximately 9 miles down the coast from the capital Banjul. About half of the Unit’s overall staff and all the main administrative, procurement, infrastructural and technical support departments are based here.
The 100 acre site at Fajara includes a range of research and clinical laboratory facilities (up to category 3 containment level). A new open plan laboratory complex was opened in mid 2006, with office space on the upper level. Fajara site is also home to the busy Clinical Services Department, the Unit’s DNA bank, as well as around 40 staff residential units.
A new laboratory complex and clinical services department buildings were officially opened in 2007, as part of the Fajara site development plan which commenced in 2004.