MRC Unit The Gambia Wins Business Continuity Award in Resilient Workforce Category

At a ceremony held in London marking the 19th Annual Business Continuity Awards, which celebrate achievements in business continuity, security and resilience, MRC Unit The Gambia was awarded the Business Continuity Award in the Resilient Workforce Award category.

The Business Continuity Awards is the most anticipated event in the business continuity calendar and provides unrivalled opportunities for networking, alongside a night of entertainment and celebration.

Recipients of the award Dr Davis Nwakanma, Joan Vives Tomas and Dr Jonas Lexow

The Resilient Workforce Awarded to MRCG was received by Joan Vives Tomas (Director of Operations), Dr Jonas Lexow (Research Governance and Support Services Manager) and Dr Davis Nwakanma (Head of Laboratory Management). The award was presented in recognition of the way The Unit managed the political impasse last December and January. This period saw MRCG’s preparedness to function as a referral centre for patients while complementing the efforts and skills of the Red Cross and other healthcare providers locally.

The award recognised The Unit’s most important asset, its people and showed that MRCG provided concrete evidence of business continuity practices that put people at the heart of business continuity planning.

The Unit also demonstrated the organisation’s commitment to both safeguarding the workforce, and leveraging this vital asset. Commenting on the award Joan Vives Tomas, said, “This is a well-deserved award to all our Unit workforce but also to one generation of Gambians that made history and become an example for Africa and the world.”