Chief Executive of the Medical Research Council (MRC) UK meeting with President Adama Barrow

As part of his visit to The Gambia and Senegal, the Chief Executive of the MRC UK, Professor Sir John Savill met His Excellency, Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The Gambia.

President Adama Barrow, Professor Sir John Savill and Hon. Saffie Lowe Ceesay

President Adama Barrow, Professor Sir John Savill and Hon. Saffie Lowe Ceesay

He was accompanied by Professor Umberto D’Alessandro, MRCG Unit Director and Dr Jonathan Pearce, Head of the Infection and Immunity Board, MRC UK.

The meeting took place on Tuesday 4th April 2017 at the President’s office. The visit is part of MRCG’s initiative to commend President Barrow on his victory in the recent presidential election and to also extend The Unit’s enthusiasm to work with the new government.

MRCG’s research is focused on the health priorities of The Gambia and neighbouring countries in the West African sub-region. Its outputs contribute to the Government of The Gambia’s aims of improving nutrition, infant and maternal health, reducing mortality and ensuring that primary health care is accessible and affordable in both rural and urban centres.