Breaking the Glass Ceiling for Female Researchers

Dr Jayne Sutherland advocates the support of young female researchers in order to access top level positions. Dr Jayne Sutherland is currently Head of the Tuberculosis (TB) Research group at MRC Unit The Gambia, which provides a unique opportunity for multi-disciplinary research on TB using the long-running TB case-contact (TBCC) platform. The TBCC platform is […]

Clinical Services Department (CSD) embarks on Quality improvement in healthcare delivery

Transforming Healthcare delivery. Renowned for providing high quality care, the CSD recently launched a quality improvement programme, to continuously provide systematic changes to work that enables health care to be safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient and equitable. The improvements covers several aspects, including a patient satisfaction survey, the production of guidelines to standardize care and […]

Genomics Sequencing in The Gambia

MRCG to pilot sequencing samples directly in the field: at the heart of outbreaks MRC Unit The Gambia recently acquired two portable sequencing devices to pilot on field samples in the recently established Genomics Facility. These were provided as part of the continued collaboration between Oxford Nanopore and the Francis Crick Institute. The Oxford Nanopore […]

Installation of the Solar Power System

MRC Unit The Gambia has taken the first bold step to be install the biggest solar power generation system in Gambia. The solar panels harness the sun’s energy and convert to electrical power which will be fed directly into the MRCG Fajara internal distribution electrical system to augment and offset the consumption costs. This current […]

Delivering an Action Agenda for Nutrition Interventions Addressing Adolescent Girls and Young Women

Given their important relationships with medium- and long-term outcomes,adolescent nutritional behaviours are assuming considerable importance in nutrition interventions. A study on delivering an action agenda for nutrition interventions addressing adolescent girls and young women: priorities for implementation and research, was recently published in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. The study describes […]

MRCG becomes a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre

In August 2017, the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia (MRCG) was designated a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for New Vaccines Surveillance (WHOCC NVS). This designation was primarily in recognition of the contributions of the Molecular Microbiology Group within the Vaccines and Immunity Theme at MRCG for the control of epidemic meningitis outbreaks in […]

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 […]

MRCG donates to the Serrekunda Hospital

On Thursday 11th January 2018, MRCG through the PERFORM Project donated clinical supplies to the Serrekunda General Hospital. The PERFORM study aims to improve the diagnosis and management of febrile illnesses in children between 1 month to 18 years. Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Baboucarr Saine, Administration Officer Serrekunda Hospital, thanked MRCG for their continued support […]

Medical Research Council Gambia donates to The Gambia Government

MRCG through the TEKNON Project donated equipment worth GBP 50,000 to The Gambia Government through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to aid in the prevention of pneumonia related deaths. Pneumonia is the leading cause of child deaths worldwide and can be reduced with oxygen supplementation, but the lack of reliable supplies in sub-Saharan […]

Lamin Sillah a Product of MRCG’s Commitment to Train Young Africans to Become Scientists

Lamin Sillah is contributing to the building of a strong Genomics Lab at MRCG Lamin Sillah is a Scientific Officer working in the Genomics Laboratory with a strong interest in next-generation sequencing techniques and their application in infectious diseases research. He is a product of the Unit’s commitment to training young Africans to become scientists. […]