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Name: Medical Research Council Unit-The Gambia
Street 1: Fajara
Street 2:
City: Banjul
Post Code: PO Box 273
Country: Gambia
Phone: (+220) 4495442/6
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Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Prof
First Name: Beate
Last Name: Kampmann
Title: Theme leader Vaccinology

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Ifedayo
Last Name: Adetifa
Title: Clinical Epidemiologist, Disease Control and Elimination Theme

General Information

Board Constituency: Technical agencies
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Academic / Research Institution
Organization Type - Secondary: None
Organization Description:
Established in The Gambia in 1947, the MRC is the UK ’s single largest investment in medical research in a developing country. The Unit’s research focuses on infectious diseases of immediate concern to The Gambia and the continent of Africa, with the aim of reducing the burden of illness and death in the country and the developing world as a whole.
Tuberculosis represents an area of longstanding research in the Gambia with both community as well as laboratory research, headed by the Themeleader in Vaccinology, A/Profressor Beate Kampmann.
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care
Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 100 +
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Stop TB communications
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Network with other partners
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
We hold several grants in collaboration with the NLTP of the Gambia, incl Global Fund and TB Reach. We work in an integarted fashion and provide laboratory support in both trainign and diagnostics, incl. DST to the NLTP.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Gambia
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
active case finding and manahgement

Drug-Resistant TB:
laboratory capacity for DST

monitoring of co-infection

Laboratory Strengthening:
reference lab for TB

New Diagnostics:
research programs for adults and childrne

New TB Vaccines:
research programs for biomarkers/immunogenicity read-outs/fiunctional bactericidal assays

Fundamental Research:
immune responses and biomarkes at various ages and stages of disease

tuberculin survey, use of digitalised X rays


Declaration of interests:
no conflict of interest

Application date: February 8, 2011
Last updated: July 20, 2013