Abdullahi AHMAD

Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia (MRCG)    

Project title:
Asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum Infections as Obstacle for Malaria Elimination: A Case Study of The Gambia     

Dr Ahmad holds a medical degree from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria, a diploma in tropical medicine and public health from Charite Institute of Tropical Medicine, Berlin, Germany and an MSc in tropical medicine and disease control from Charite-Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Germany. He was a clinical research fellow with the GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals under the WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) career development fellowship during which he took part in the clinical development of the RTS,S malaria vaccine. He joined the malaria platform of the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia in 2012.
Dr Ahmad’s MARCAD PhD project is focusing on understanding the relevance of asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum infections and gametocyte carriage in maintaining malaria transmission. After his PhD, Dr Ahmad aspires to play a vital role in research that would generate evidence to guide malaria control and elimination in west and central Africa.
Beyond research, Ahmad is passionate about travelling and experiencing new cultures.