MRCG at LSHTM installs 48-module GeneXpert Infinity machine

The Medical Research Council The Gambia Unit at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (MRCG at LSHTM) installed a 48-module GeneXpert Infinity machine from Cepheid at the Unit’s TB laboratory in Fajara on 24th November 2022. The GeneXpert Infinity Systems is a fully automated high throughput sample extraction, PCR amplification and detection system […]

Pierre Gomez Awarded MBE by Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 

Pierre Gomez, Field Coordinator of Health and Demographic Surveillance Systems (HDSS) at the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) recognising his services in medical research in The Gambia. The event was held at the residence […]

MRCG at LSHTM Celebrates 75th Anniversary

The Medical Research Council The Gambia Unit at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (MRCG at LSHTM) celebrated its 75th anniversary with a 3-day International Scientific Symposium,  bringing together some of the world leaders in Global Health. The event, held from 8th -10th November 2022, under the theme ‘Celebrating 75 Years of Impactful Health […]

MRCG at LSHTM Hosts International Workshop on 3D Printing in Health

The Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (MRCG at LSHTM)  in collaboration with Make3D Company Limited and Prusa Research, with support from the Czech Development Agency concluded a two-day international training workshop on 3D Printing In Health. The workshop, held from the 27th to 28th September […]

TB Platform Holds Feedback Meeting with National Stakeholders 

The Tuberculosis (TB) Platform at the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine held a debriefing meeting with the National Leprosy &Tuberculosis Programme (NLTP) Managers at the NLTP office in Kanifing on 13th September 2022.  Funded by the LSHTM Public Engagement Small Grant Scheme- Continued Development Grant, the meeting […]

Clinical Service Department launches New Electronic Medical Records System Module

The Clinical Service Department (CSD) of the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in collaboration with the Applications Development & E-Health Department launched a new Electronic Medical Records System (EMRS) Module for the clinical wards on 29th  July 2022 at the Unit campus in Fajara. The […]

MRCG at LSHTM & NPHL In Continent-Wide Collaboration on Genomics Surveillance of COVID-19

A major collaborative publication in Science has shown how the rapid expansion of genomics surveillance in Africa allowed the continent to describe the introduction and spread of the SARS-CoV-2 variants in African countries in real-time. This collaboration was led by two laboratories that set up the network for genomics surveillance in South Africa: CERI at […]

MATISSE Project Donates 3 Delivery Beds To Sukuta Health Centre

The Maternal Immunisation Study for Safety and Efficacy (MATISSE) clinical trial, of the Vaccines and Immunity Theme at the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (MRCG at LSHTM) donated three new delivery beds to the Sukuta Health Centre on Monday 12th September 2022. MATISSE is a […]

Statement on the Death of Her Majesty The Queen

  We learned, with great sadness, the death of Her Majesty The Queen on 8th September 2022. Established in 1947, and supported by the Medical Research Council UK through UK government funding, the MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM is now part of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine which operates under the Royal […]

Virologists From UK & Burkina Faso Concludes Training & Research Visit to MRCG at LSHTM

A team of virologists led by Scientists from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) with researchers from the Liverpool School  of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and Groupe de Recherche Action Santé (GRAS) were at the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at LSHTM on a two-week research and training visit, supported with funding […]