On Wednesday 7th March, over five hundred visitors from Farafenni and the surrounding areas joined the staff of MRC Farafenni Field Site to celebrate 25 years of world class field research and community partnership in the North Bank Division and 60 years of MRC’s presence in The Gambia. They were joined by two members of […]
MRC Fajara hosted the two-day meeting of the EDCTP Developing Countries Coordinating Committee on 9th and 10th February 2007. Participants at the meeting were Dr Thomas Nyirenda (Malawi), Dr Walter Jaoko (Kenya), Professor Lynn Zijenah (Zimbabwe), Dr Christine Manyando (Zambia), Dr Simon Agwale (Nigeria), Dr Peter Ndumbe (Cameroon), Dr Herman Awono Ambene (Cameroon), Dr Aissatou […]
Ian McGregor was one of a small cadre of British experts in malaria whose work has formed the basis of our current understanding of the disease.
On Thursday 18th January 2007, 19 graduands of the University of Westminster Diploma in Biomedical Sciences by Distance Learning mounted the podium to receive their awards at MRC Fajara. Recipients of the Diploma included staff of the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital, Banjul, the NGO – BAFROW and the JOBOT laboratory, situated on Kairaba Avenue. ”
The MRC has welcomed Sir David Cooksey’s review of the design and arrangements of the public funding of health research in the UK. The report was announced in the Chancellor’s pre-budget speech.
November 4th 2006, six months after his seventieth birthday, friends from far and near met in MRC, Fajara to pay tribute to Professor Hilton Whittle and to celebrate the life of this great man. In recognition of his pioneering research in the field of Tropical Medicine, present and past colleagues acknowledged Hilton’s inspiration to several […]
The Chief Executive of the Medical Research Council, Professor Colin Blakemore has welcomed Sir David Cooksey’s review of the design and funding arrangements of the public funding of health research in the UK. The findings of the review were announced by Gordon Brown in his pre-budget report to MPs. Professor Colin Blakemore said: The Cooksey […]
Sixty years of MRC research in The Gambia has led to a national vaccination programme that has completely wiped out Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) disease.
Scientists at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the MRC Laboratories in The Gambia found that vaccinating infants in the developing world against pneumococcus could drastically reduce rates of serious illness and death.
The pneumococcus bacterium is the main cause of pneumonia and an important cause of meningitis in children in the developing world.
Insecticide-treated mosquito nets have revolutionised malaria prevention, and have the potential to save millions of lives.