Dr. Abdou Sillah



Dr. Abdou K. Sillah serves as the Head of the Socioeconomic Team and a Research Clinician for the TB Sequel Project at the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at LSHTM (MRCG@LSHTM). With a strong commitment to advancing tuberculosis research, Dr. Sillah has built a solid foundation in both clinical and academic settings.

Professional Background:

– Currently a Ph.D. student at the CIH LMU Center for International Health, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich.
– Earned an MSc in Tropical Medicine and International Health from the University of London under the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2011.
– Holds a Diploma of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (DTM&H) obtained in 2011.
– Graduated with an MB ChB from the University of the Gambia in 2008.
– Participated in the McGill TB Research Methods Course, an intensive program on TB research methods, from July 14 to 18, 2014.

Positions Held:

– Since 2013, Dr. Sillah has been a Research Clinician for the Childhood Tuberculosis Study at the Medical Research Council Unit, Fajara, The Gambia.
– Worked as a Research Clinician for the African-European Tuberculosis Consortium, TB Platform, at the Medical Research Council Unit, Fajara, The Gambia, from 2012 to 2013.
– Served as an Adjunct Lecturer in Medical Parasitology at the School of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, University of the Gambia.
– Was a Medical Officer in the Internal Medicine Department at the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital from January 2010 to March 2012.
– Completed his role as a House Officer with six-month postings in Paediatrics, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, and Surgery at the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital, Banjul, The Gambia, from January 2008 to December 2009.

Research Interests:

Dr. Sillah’s research interests are centered on tuberculosis, covering both adult and childhood TB. He has four publications to his name and has contributed to several papers currently under review for publication. His dedication to TB research is reflected in his diverse educational background and comprehensive professional experience, emphasizing the importance of socio-economic factors in disease management and control.

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