MRC Unit The Gambia for three decades has been investigating malaria transmission dynamics, vector behaviour and prevention/control methods,
Dr Helen Nabwera dedicated to developing interventions to reduce maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality
Dr Helen Nabwera has a passion for evaluating and implementing innovative strategies for improving the health outcomes of women and children in sub-Saharan Africa.
The logo for the West Africa Global Health Alliance (WAGHA), to boost scientific research in public health, was launched on Friday 7th April 2017
Stunting remains prevalent in Keneba despite 40 years of unprecedented access to health care and reductions in disease
As part of her PhD, Dr Helen Nabwera performed a detailed analysis of growth records collected over the past four decades in Keneba and our other two core study villages in West Kiang.
Our recent study which sought to identify co-prevalent tuberculosis (TB) among child contacts of adults with smear-positive TB in the greater Banjul area of The Gambia show
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.