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 […]

MRCG at LSHTM Students Win Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Challenge

Students at the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine have been named winners of the top prize of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Challenge for their 3D sustainability solution. The winning idea, which was awarded a prize of £15,000, aims at establishing an integrated recycling scheme for […]

Saffiatou Darboe Wins AMR Centre Student Publication Prize

Saffiatou Darboe, Supervisor of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (MRCG at LSHTM), has been announced joint winner in the student category of the LSHTM  Antimicrobial Resistance Centre  (AMRC) Publication Prize. Saffiatou is being honoured for her genomic work on multidrug […]

New Clinical Trials Facility Inaugurated at Banjulinding Health Centre

The Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (MRCG at LSHTM) officially inaugurated a new Clinical Trial facility at the Banjulinding Health Centre on Tuesday 24th May, 2022.  The new facility funded by PATH, was constructed for the implementation of the phase 3, double blinded, randomized, controlled […]