Public Health Research
& Development Centre
(Centre for Innovation Against
Banjul area Head office
Kanifing Institutional Layout
PO Box 2723 Serrekunda
Kanifing Municipality, Ksmd
The Gambia, West Africa
Tel no: +220 4394624
is a registered non-governmental health research organisation
which gained NGO status in 2006.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Ayo Palmer (Director)