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. […]

The Fight to Eliminate Malaria With Dr Joseph Okebe

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 […]

Al Jazeera Visit MRC Unit The Gambia to Cover RooPfs Intervention Study

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 […]