R&R Laundry Services, Njai Family Donate to MRCG at LSHTM

The Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at LSHTM has received donations from R&R Laundry Services and Alieu Momar Njai, to support the Unit’s COVID-19 response. R&R Laundry Services donated 30 single flat bed sheets, 50 pillowcases, 13 single wool blankets, 20 waterproof mattress protectors and 1000 woven disposable hats. As the Unit’s Laundry Service […]

MRCG at LSHTM donates to the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital Liver Clinic

The Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine donated items from the recently ended Gambia Hepatitis Intervention Studies (GHIS) to the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) Liver Clinic. The GHIS studies started in 1986 with the introduction of the hepatitis vaccine to Gambian children.  At the […]

Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship awarded to Dr Sophie Moore

Dr Sophie Moore, an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM and Reader at King’s College London has been awarded a 5-year Senior Research Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust to study micronutrient interventions to improve infant neurocognitive development and growth in early infancy. Undernutrition during the early years of life […]

World Immunization Week 2020

We are pleased to share the full webinar programme for World Immunization Week 2020 with you – you can access the event pages here: https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/newsevents/events/series/vaccine-centre or get an overview of the programme on the VaC website here: https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/newsevents/news/2020/world-immunization-week-2020  The programme poster is also attached. We are marking WIW 2020 with the theme #VaccinesWorkforAll by looking […]

Urgent Action Needed to Control Further Spread of COVID-19 in West Africa

Researchers at the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine have collaborated with the Ministry of Health of The Gambia to examine the implications of COVID-19 on West Africa. The commentary, published in Lancet Global Health shows that a rapid increase in the number of confirmed cases […]

The Gambia Records Third Confirmed Case of COVID-19

24 March 2020 On 23rd March 2020, we tested a third positive case of COVID-19 in The Gambia. The patient has been moved from their residence in Basse, where they were self-isolating, and is currently isolated at our specialist clinic in Fajara. We wish them well in their recovery. We are supporting the Ministry of […]

First COVID-19 Death Recorded in The Gambia

23 March 2020 We have tested a second positive sample of COVID-19 at our specialist secure laboratories in Fajara. This test forms part of the Unit’s ongoing support to the Ministry of Health during the coronavirus outbreak. The Unit is supporting the Ministry of Health to rapidly identify any contacts the patient had. Those identified […]

Statement: Patient Confidentiality at the MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM

20 March 2020 The Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is aware of information circulating on social media and a local radio station, linked to the distribution of a supposed photo of the isolated COVID-19 patient in our Fajara Clinic. We inform the general public that […]