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CIAM Public Health Research
& Development Centre

(Centre for Innovation Against Malaria)

Banjul area Head office
Plot 17, Kanifing Institutional Layout
PO Box 2723 Serrekunda
Kanifing Municipality, Ksmd
The Gambia, West Africa

Tel no: +220 4394624
Fax:             4394484


Dr. Ayo Palmer (Director)

Branches: 1


The PHRDC is a registered non-governmental health research organisation which gained NGO status in 2006.

The Centre for Innovation Against Malaria in Gambia (CIAM) is a research institute specialising in public health issues such as malaria, HIV / Aids & related diseases such as TB and anaemia. The centre also carries out evaluation and monitoring of large scale nationwide programmes in the region of West Africa as well as provide technical backup. CIAM began as a facet of an Africa wide malaria research and capacity building joint program called The Gates Malaria Partnership (GMP).

This partnership is financed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and functioning under the stewardship of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. In 2001 the Gates Malaria Partnership established The Centre for Innovation Against Malaria.

CIAM's local partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC) and The Gambia National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) which it has worked with since 2001.

Its principal target groups are children aged 5 or under and expectant mothers with a focus on HIV and malaria though they are cognisant of the connection of these with many other serious diseases.

Enhancing capacity within the health sector in the West Africa region in important areas such as data analysis, interpretation, evaluation and monitoring.

Encouraging evidence-based decision making in all layers of the health sector.

Filling in data gaps and information.

Bringing together the ideas and expertise of health policy makers, doctors and scientists to seek ways to enhance nationwide services and evaluate pilot schemes in West Africa.

Intern students must be enrolled in a university or having finished an undergraduate or graduate course.

Conference Room:
Their building complex in Kanifing they have an air-conditioned, theatre style conference room which can seat up to 100 people with additional breakout rooms for group discussions & work. Among the facilities are an LCD projector, a PA system with roving microphones, a flipchart, disabled access, refreshments and lunch.

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