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Walter Reed Program-Nigeria celebrates 15 years of successful partnership with the Nigerian Ministry of Defence Health Implementation Programme

The U.S. Department of Defense’s Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) and the Nigerian Ministry of Defense (NMOD) Health Implementation Program (MODHIP) celebrate 15 years of a successful partnership in 2020. The partnership which is dedicated to Nigerian military health and increasing knowledge that impacts global health outcomes, staged…

Unveiling the “U equals U” on 2019 World AIDS Day

The World AIDS Day (WAD) is celebrated every 1st of December worldwide. The 2019 WAD was particularly unique as Nigeria joined the PEPFAR global campaign in collaboration with the government of Nigeria through the National agency for the control of AIDS (NACA) to launch the Undetectable equals Untransmittable (U =…

Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment commences in select NMOD/WRP-N Program sites

Cervical cancer is the second most common type of cancer that affects only women, globally. It is the number one cancer killer of women in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).  Approximately 100,000 women in SSA are diagnosed annually with cervical cancer and of these about 62% will die from the disease.  Women…

PEPFAR Nigeria Deputy Principal Visits Defense Reference Laboratory

September 17, 2019, LTC(P) Julie Ake, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Deputy Principal for the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and Deputy Director, U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP), Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) visited the Defense Reference Laboratory (DRL) of the Nigeria Ministry…

The WRAIR Commander visits Program site in Nigeria

CoL Deydre Teyhen, the WRAIR Commander, and Chief Sergeant Major (CSM) Natasha Santiago, were in Nigeria in June to visit the Walter Reed Program-Nigeria (WRP-N).  During her visit, she visited the WRP-N offices, U.S. Embassy, the Defense Reference Laboratory (DRL), Clinical Research Center (CRC), WRP-N Warehouse in Abuja, and two…