The MRC Gambia celebrates 75 years of impactful health research


By Binta Senghore

The Medical Research Council Gambia earlier today celebrated seventy five years since it was established; community leaders and school children from various schools in The Gambia converged at MRC’s Fajara office.

Mrs Adam Drammeh said MRC has achieved so many good things in the past years in the Gambia.

She used the opportunity to thank the community and all the staff of MRC.

Prof. Umberto D’ Alessandro who is the director of MRCG unit said MRC carried out several research projects in The Gambia during the past 75 years.

MRC has been credited for it’s pioneering efforts in the fight against malaria and providing a vaccine for COVID-19.

MRC also through their research has ended the fight against polio in The Gambia said Dr Alessandro

He continued by saying: ” I will like to thank The Gambia Government and various stakeholders that make it possible for us to be here today.”



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