Senior Scientific Officer
Address: MRC Keneba, MRC Unit The Gambia, PO Box 273, Banjul, The Gambia
Tel: + 220 5720326 / 5720329
Momodou Darboe is a Gambian. He studied Biomedical Science at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge UK, majoring in Clinical Biochemistry. He obtained an MSc in Human Nutrition and a PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health Nutrition, both qualifications from LSHTM. Momodou is a Senior Scientific Officer and the chairman of the Keneba Training Committee which organises all locally employed staff training programmes up to graduate level. He is the liaison person between ING and the National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) of The Gambia. He has worked on various projects studying relationships between childhood malnutrition, growth faltering and tropical enteropathy. He has been working in Keneba for many years and has dedicated his career to studying the problems of maternal and child nutrition in rural Africa; specifically interested in micronutrient deficiency and early childhood growth and development.
Momodou’s current research focuses on the relationship between micronutrient intervention and early childhood growth and development. He is the principal investigator of a study looking at the effect of a life-course (pre- and post-natal) lipid-base nutrient (LNS) supplementation on infant and early childhood growth, body composition and motor development. More recently, he has conducted a vitamin A supplementation study assessing the effect of optimal vitamin A dosing on growth and mucosal-related infections in early infancy.
Heavily involved in the training and supervision of locally employed staff and visiting students respectively.