What happens once patients diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) receive treatment and what the long term consequences are for the health of their lungs
Improving maternal, newborn and child health by lowering the frequency of infections through immunisations has served as a foundation of public health.
Dr Joseph Okebe recently defended his PhD at University of Antwerp, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Belgium Dr Joseph Okebe is a Clinical Epidemiologist with a strong interest in infectious diseases in childhood and a professional background in paediatrics. He recently completed his PhD from the University of Antwerp, Belgium and his thesis focused […]
The open day recently held at the Serekunda General Hospital in Serrekunda was exciting opportunity to engage and sensitise the Serekunda community about the two new projects
A news crew from Al Jazeera television recently visited MRC The Gambia in Fajara and Basse following the story of MRCG’s RooPfs study. The study aims to see if malaria can be reduced by improving existing houses. The owners of 800 traditional mud houses have been enrolled, 400 of these houses had the roof changed to […]
Throughout the year, we offer opportunities for schools to visit and have a ‘mini open day’ experience with our staff at MRC Unit The Gambia.
MRC Unit The Gambia is to conduct research into tobacco control as part of one of the most ambitious international research programmes ever created. £225 Million has been invested across 37 interdisciplinary projects to address challenges in fields such as health, humanitarian crises, conflict, the environment, the economy, domestic violence, society, and technology by the […]
The recently held Vaccine Wastage Study workshop was a tremendous success. The workshop shared the results of the Vaccine Wastage Study from two regions of the Gambia and the Knowledge,
The Gambia, like most other sub-Saharan African countries, is characterised by significantly incomplete vital registration, which makes it more difficult to carry out field-based medical research,
The official opening ceremony of the brand new research institute “Institut de Recherche, de Surveillance Epidémiologique et de Formation” (IRESSEF) in Diamniadio, took place on Monday, June 19, 2017.
The recent reduction in malaria has been largely achieved by a massive scale-up of vector control, with long-lasting insecticidal nets and indoor residual spraying.
Each year, it is estimated that 10.4 million people develop active TB disease, but 4.3 million of these individuals are missed each year by health systems and do not get the TB care they need and deserve.