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 […]
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 […]
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 run in close collaboration with the national TB program to promote health systems strengthening and public engagement. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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. […]
MRCG held a tree planting ceremony on the 22nd of July in the grounds of the main site in Fajara. The event was very well attended and all the participants were invited to plant a tree
Working Together to Understand the Consequences of TB for Patients and Communities- the TB Sequel Project
What happens once patients diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) receive treatment and what the long term consequences are for the health of their lungs
MRC Unit The Gambia Contributes to Creating a Roadmap for Program Development on Maternal Immunisation Safety Monitoring in Low and Middle-Income Countries
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 […]