Growth faltering in rural Gambian children after four decades of interventions: a retrospective cohort study published in The Lancet Global Health, shows that growth faltering remains common in children in sub-Saharan Africa
The introduction to bioinformatics, a hands on workshop for beginners with colleagues from Warwick University at MRC Unit The Gambia (MRCG) ended on Thursday 9th February 2017. The 2-day interactive course which engaged students in UNIX (operating system), MRC Cloud Infrastructure for Microbial Bioinformatics (CLIMB) and bacterial genome analysis was a tremendous success. In attendance […]
The MARCAD consortium which seeks to train African scientists toward building a critical mass for the control and the elimination of malaria, has recently awarded Dr Abdullahi Ahmad with a 4 year PhD Fellowship
Malaria Research Capacity Development in West and Central Africa (MARCAD) recently awarded Dr Opondo with a Post-doctoral Fellowship to conduct his research on the ‘Impact of Insecticide Resistance on Malaria Vector Longevity and Transmission Potential in the Wild’.
On Tuesday 14th February 2017, MRC Unit The Gambia was visited by Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, the United Kingdom (UK) Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.
Lack of iron, and its associated anaemia, is the largest nutritional deficiency disorder in the world today, affecting 2 billion people. In developing countries, where bland diets contain too little iron and infectious the global burden of iron deficiency anaemia hasn’t changed in the past 20 years
Internationally recognised for its track record of research into tropical infectious diseases and the UK’s single largest investment in The Gambia, MRC Unit The Gambia (MRCG), will be visited for the very first time by United Kingdom (UK) Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Mr Boris Johnson,
Since April 2016, MRC Unit The Gambia’s Librarian Isatou Manneh has been providing Research Information Services to The Unit. Following her appointment, one of Isatou’s first activites was the coordination of the complete renewal of the library
MRC Unit The Gambia (MRCG) is celebrating 70 glorious years of tackling major infectious diseases of global public health importance in sub‐Saharan Africa and beyond.
Mustapha Jobe joined MRCG as the Head of Human Resources (HR), in April 2016. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and holds a Masters Degree in Human Resources Management and a Business Studies Degree.
Professor Martin Antonio is the leader of the molecular biology group at the MRC Unit The Gambia and was recently awarded an honorary professorship at the Division of Microbiology & Immunity, Warwick Medical School, Coventry, UK.
The MRC Unit The Gambia (MRCG) continued its support and contribution to the Gambian health services during the recent political events. Following an agreement with The Gambia Red Cross Society