Professor Tumani Corrah Awarded Honorary KBE by Her Majesty The Queen

Professor Tumani Corrah, Emeritus Director of the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has been appointed honorary Knight Commander of the the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, in recognition of his services to medical research in sub-Saharan Africa. The award was presented by Her […]

Fatou Joof wins 2019 L’Oréal- UNESCO Young Talent Award for Sub-Saharan Africa

Fatou Joof, PhD student under the Nutrition Theme at the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is one of twenty (20) winners of the 2019 L’Oréal- UNESCO Young Talent Award for Sub-Saharan Africa for Women in Science. Ms. Joof was recognised for her research on ‘Developing […]

Heat exposure of pregnant women linked to earlier births

A new study published in Nature Climate Change suggests that pregnant women who are exposed to hot weather are more likely to give birth earlier, which could affect infant health. In an analysis of daily weather compared to daily birth rates in the United States, researchers have found an association between extreme heat and increased […]

Current Approach to Exclude Indeterminate Recurrence from Research Analysis Leads to an Over-estimate of the Efficacy of Antimalarial Drugs

The Worldwide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN) Clinical Scientific Group have published new research in BMC Medical Research Methodology, Dealing with indeterminate outcomes in antimalarial drug efficacy trials: A comparison between complete case analysis, multiple imputation and inverse probability weighting. It is the continuation of two earlier studies which explored approaches for comparing different statistical methods […]

SCHEDA donates Medical Equipment to MRCG at LSHTM

The Sustainable Cardiovascular Health Equity Development Alliance (SCHEDA) recently donated medical equipment to the Clinical Services Department of the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. SCHEDA is a global non-profit organisation, co-founded by two Gambian – Americans Dr. Ngoneh Jallow and Dr. Sheikh Omar Jobe, and […]

Dr. Sheikh Jarju Presents Poster at ReSViNET Meeting

Dr Sheikh Jarju, a member of the Vaccines and Immunity (VIT) lab team at the MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM won one of 58 travel grants to present his poster entitled “Viral aetiology, clinical features and antibiotic use in children under five years old presenting with influenza-like illness in The Gambia” at the Respiratory […]

MRCG at LSHTM and WHO Host Bacteriology and EQAP Surveillance and Laboratory Training Workshop

The Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, in collaboration with the World Health Organization, hosted the Paediatric Bacterial Meningitis (PMB) Bacteriology and External Quality Assurance Program (EQAP) Surveillance and Laboratory Training Workshop in The Gambia, from 28th October to 1st November 2019.  The training was attended […]

MRCG at LSHTM Hosts First Artificial Intelligence for Health Workshop

The Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine hosted its first workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Health, at the Unit’s Bray Lecture Theatre from 28th to 29th October 2019. The two-day workshop was conceived to create awareness on data-driven methods that are applicable to health research, and […]