The African Academy of Sciences elects LSHTM Professor Martin Antonio as a Fellow

We are delighted to announce that Martin Antonio, Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Global Health at MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM, has been elected to the prestigious African Academy of Sciences (AAS) Fellowship. Prof Antonio is one of 39 Fellows announced by the AAS for the 2019 election year. Fellows are recognised for attaining […]

World Sepsis Congress (WSC) Spotlight: Sepsis, Pandemics, and Antimicrobial Resistance – Global Health Threats of the 21st Century

Sepsis and Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) are recognised global health problems, both contributing to the enormous human, medical, and economic burden of infectious diseases. Sepsis occurs mostly in response to an underlying infection – either a primary infection or from infectious complications of injuries and non-communicable diseases. An estimated 48.9 million people worldwide are affected by […]

Dr Alfred Amambua-Ngwa Awarded EDCTP Senior Fellowships Plus Grant

Dr Alfred Amambua-Ngwa, Associate Professor at the MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM, has been awarded an EDCTP Senior Fellowship Plus 2019. This award includes a grant worth 749,000 Euros for Dr Amambua-Ngwa’s research project, titled Plasmodium falciparum tolerance to antimalarial drugs in West Africa: Molecular Determinants and Evolutionary Dynamics (Emerging Genomic Selection and Antimalarial […]

MRCG at LSHTM Clinical Services Team Wins LSHTM Director’s Award 2020

The Clinical Services Department (CSD) of the MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM are the proud winners of the 2020 LSHTM Director’s Award for Outstanding Professional Services Team. This award celebrates a team that is acknowledged as consistently high performing and that works exceptionally well as a team, using the skills of all members to […]

Resumption of Services at the MRCG at LSHTM Fajara Clinic

The Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at LSHTM is pleased to announce the resumption of services at our Gate Clinic in Fajara. Our teams have successfully put in place additional measures to ensure the safety and protection of our staff, patients and members of the public who visit our Clinic. Effective immediately, we will […]

Restriction of Services at the MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM Clinic in Fajara

The Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine wishes to inform the general public that services at our Gate Clinic in Fajara are now restricted, until further notice. During this period, our healthcare professionals are only attending to persons in our Outpatients Department. Previous arrangements where individuals […]

Celebrating World Breast Feeding Week

The Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine joins the National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) and international organisations in celebrating World Breastfeeding Week. Over the years, the MRCG at LSHTM’s research on breastfeeding has supported the development of WHO’s Recommendation for Exclusive Breastfeeding for 6 months by demonstrating […]

Novel three-marker biosignature of childhood tuberculosis discovered in The Gambia

The childhood TB Team at the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has discovered a novel 3-biomarker signature in blood that distinguished TB disease from other respiratory diseases in Gambian children, in new research published in The Lancet journal, EBioMedicine. Strides to achieve the targets of […]

Innovative Preventive Strategies Needed to Reduce Obesity In The Gambia

The results of a new study published in BMJ Open reveal that 1 in every 10 Gambian adults is overweight or obese, with a higher prevalence in women. Awareness-creation, discouraging harmful beliefs on weight, and promoting healthy diets and physical activity could significantly reduce the high burden of obesity in The Gambia. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) […]

Statement – MRCG at LSHTM Staff Tests Positive for COVID-19

A member of the staff at the MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM has been confirmed as having COVID-19, and is currently receiving excellent care at our specialist clinic in Fajara . We wish them well in their recovery. The safety and wellbeing of our staff and students is our absolute priority. Staff and students […]

Ongoing efforts to understand human protective immunity against latent tuberculosis infection – learning from Gambian children who’ve been exposed to tuberculosis but remain uninfected

Understanding why some children don’t have latent tuberculosis infection after being exposed to tuberculosis is important for the development of better vaccines against the disease, as highlighted in new research published in EBioMedicine. Children are particularly vulnerable to the infectious disease tuberculosis and can become seriously unwell, or even die. Some children who have been […]