The Medical Research Council (MRC) Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is the UK’s single largest investment in medical research in a developing country and is internationally recognised for its track record of research into tropical infectious diseases. Its success is based on innovative lab-based research, excellent clinical studies and field-oriented science, and the translation of research into clinical and public health practice.
The Unit’s vision is to lead scientific research to save lives and improve health across the developing world. It aims to deliver this through investment in four major research themes: Child Survival, Vaccinology, Disease Control and Elimination, and most recently Nutrition, following the integration of the International Nutrition Group into the Unit to further enhance investigations of the important role of nutrition in each of the research themes.
Last updated: 31 March 2022