Dietary strategies for improving iron status: balancing safety and efficacy

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.

COSMIC study policy panel meeting in The Gambia

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 PregnAnZI-2 Investigators Meeting

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

The emergence of antibiotic resistance in The Gambia

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.

Our 70th Anniversary Celebrations in Basse

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.

Isatou Manneh shaping the Library Management System

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