Ramou Njie, MD, PhD, FRCP, FWACP

Dr Ramou Njie is a Gambian-born, UK-trained Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist. She did her primary medical degree at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria. This was followed by nearly 2 decades in the UK where she pursued post-graduate specialist training in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology & Hepatology as well as advanced scientific training in viral immunology at centres of excellence in the UK. Her scientific carrier began as an MRC (UK) Clinical Research Training Fellow which led to the award of a PhD in viral immunology at the CRUK institute of Cancer Studies in Birmingham University. Dr Njie worked as a substantive NHS consultant Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist  in the UK for 3 years where she was responsiblefor setting up a viral hepatitis treatment clinic, teaching medical students and junior doctors in the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders including in performing advanced endoscopic procedures, before returning back home to The Gambia in 2011. In Gambia she headed the Gambia Hepatitis Intervention Study(GHIS). The GHIS was a long-running collaboration between the World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (WHO-IARC), The Gambia Government, and the Medical Research Council in The Gambia. The aim of the study was to evaluate whether hepatitis B vaccination in the first year of life would prevent primary liver cancer and chronic liver disease in adulthood. She was also the principal investigator in The Gambia of the EU-funded, multicentre, Prevention of Liver Fibrosis and Cancer in Africa (PROLIFICA) project, with partners in Senegal, Nigeria and Imperial College London. Dr Njie is a practising clinician scientist with research interests in viral hepatitis, immunology, infections and cancer. She is an active member of several professional bodies which include: The British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG), the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) regional committee for Africa, The African Organisation for Research and Treatment in Cancer (AORTIC), among others. She has several publications on Hepatitis B virus and has been a guest speaker at many national, regional and international conferences.