The paper titled Comparison of TB-LAMP, GeneXpert MTB/RIF and culture for diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) in The Gambia published on Science Direct, was selected as one of the top papers to mark World Tuberculosis day 2017.
On Monday 3 April 2017, MRC Unit The Gambia welcomed Professor Sir John Savill, Chief Executive of the Medical Research Council, United Kingdom (MRC UK).
Our recent study shows that Azithromycin, when given to women in labour, decreases bacterial infections in both women and newborns during the puerperal period.
MRC Unit The Gambia Commemorates World Malaria Day in partnership with the National Malaria Control Programme
Since 2000, malaria prevention has played an important role in reducing cases and deaths, primarily through the scale up of insecticide-treated nets and indoor spraying with insecticides.
Forty students aged 7-14 and their teachers from the Ecole Francaise de Banjul recently visited MRC Unit The Gambia in Fajara on Wednesday 29th March 2017. The purpose of the visit was to provide the students with demonstrations of what they have been studying in their science classes.
As digital technology continues to gain an ever-growing role in healthcare, institutions are gearing up to welcome its many advantages. On Tuesday 28th March 2017, MRC Unit The Gambia launched its new Electronic Medical Records System (EMRS) which enables a more seamless and timely flow of information that encompasses and leverages digital progress.
Under the theme Unite to End TB: Leave no one behind, MRC Unit The Gambia in collaboration with the National Leprosy and Tuberculosis Control Program (NLTP) and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) of The Gambia, came together to mark World TB Day.
The official launch of the West Africa Global Health Alliance (WAGHA) in Senegal and new logo unveiled
To establish the identity of The West Africa Global Health Alliance (WAGHA), the alliance will officially launch and unveil its new logo on Friday 7th April 2017 at the Université Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) in Senegal.
In light of the evidence that high-dose iron supplements lead to a range of adverse events in low-income settings researchers from the Nutrition Theme at MRC Unit The Gambia (MRCG), assessed the safety and efficacy of lower doses of iron provided through biological or industrial fortification of foodstuffs.
As part of his visit to The Gambia and Senegal, the Chief Executive of the MRC UK, Professor Sir John Savill met His Excellency, Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The Gambia.
Professor Sir John Savill, Chief Executive of the Medical Research Council (MRC) United Kingdom, will be visiting MRC Unit The Gambia, from the 3 – 7 April, 2017.
In 2014, Dr Bashorun was awarded a prestigious MRCG-funded MSc in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). Dr Adedapo Olufemi Bashorun is a Clinical Trial Coordinator working in the Vaccines and Immunity Theme, at MRC Unit The Gambia (MRCG) and has a strong interest in preventive medicine. His professional background […]