Our Science 6: Winter 2017

We are pleased to announce the release of Our Science Issue 6 – Winter 2017 available on our website http://www.mrc.gm/our-science/. This issue showcases MRCG’s win in the Business Continuity Award in Resilient Workforce category, why Malaria remains one of the main infectious diseases in sub-Sahara Africa, staff who have made significant contribution and impact in their field of work and lots more!


Our Science Issue 6: Winter  2017

This issue includes:

• Written by The Unit Director

MRC Unit The Gambia Wins Business Continuity Award in Resilient Workforce Category
• MRCG becomes a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for New Vaccines Surveillance

Disease Control & Elimination
• Despite the reduction in prevalence, Malaria remains one of the main infectious diseases afflicting the sub-Saharan region

• Delivering an Action Agenda for Nutrition Interventions Addressing Adolescent Girls and Young Women

Vaccines & Immunity
• MRCG awarded highly competitive MedicalResearch Council Foundation Award

Science Support Services
• Genomics Sequencing in The Gambia
• Clinical Services Department (CSD) embarks on Quality improvement in healthcare delivery

• Fatou Jaiteh currently pursuing a 4 year PhD in Medical Anthropology

• Dr Ramatoulie Janha is navigating nutrition research towards bone health of older people

• Dr Jayne Sutherland advocates the support of young female researchers in order to access top level positions

• Dr Karen Forest is leading major transformational change in health care delivery