Our recent study which sought to identify co-prevalent tuberculosis (TB) among child contacts of adults with smear-positive TB in the greater Banjul area of The Gambia show
In light of the evidence that high-dose iron supplements lead to a range of adverse events in low-income settings researchers from the Nutrition Theme at MRC Unit The Gambia (MRCG), assessed the safety and efficacy of lower doses of iron provided through biological or industrial fortification of foodstuffs.
On Tuesday 28th March 2017, MRC Unit The Gambia will be launching the newly developed Electronic Medical Records System (EMRS) for the Clinical Services Department (CSD).
The visit of the Chief Operating Officer, Dr Matt Lee from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) to strengthen the long existing partnership between the two institutions
Tuberculosis (TB) is still a major global health problem. One of the key gaps in TB control is the ability to diagnose TB accurately and early. There is about 4 million patients who are missed each year – closing the gap requires research, dedication and community awareness of TB.
The COSMIC study policy panel meeting to review the final research results of the Community-based scheduled screening and treating of malaria in pregnancy for improved maternal and infant health
The investigators meeting of the PregnAnZI-2 trial took place on February 28th and March 1st at the MRC Unit The Gambia (MRCG) in Fajara. The main purpose of the meeting was to kick-off the start of the new multi-centre trial
MRC Unit The Gambia’s (MRCG) recent study Incidence of macrolide-lincosamide-streptogramin B resistance amongst beta-haemolytic streptococci in The Gambia shows that Beta-haemolytic streptococci, predominantly Group A streptococci (GAS) are associated with a wide range of infections in The Gambia.
Growth and Morbidity of Gambian Infants are influenced by Maternal Milk Oligosaccharides and Infant Gut Microbiota
Breast milk is the optimal food for babies and in most cases, should be their exclusive form of nourishment for the first 6 months of life. Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) are among the many highly evolved advantages of human milk.
Basse’s Open Day on 8 February 2017 marked the start of many celebrations being held this year to mark MRC Unit The Gambia’s (MRCG) 70 glorious years of tackling major infectious diseases of global public health importance in sub‐Saharan Africa and beyond.
Tackling child malnutrition is key to achieving the third Sustainable Development Goal of good health and wellbeing for all.
Growth faltering in rural Gambian children after four decades of interventions: a retrospective cohort study published in The Lancet Global Health, shows that growth faltering remains common in children in sub-Saharan Africa
Since April 2016, MRC Unit The Gambia’s Librarian Isatou Manneh has been providing Research Information Services to The Unit. Following her appointment, one of Isatou’s first activites was the coordination of the complete renewal of the library