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Defense Reference Laboratory (DRL) achieves 5-star status

May 23 2017:  The Defense Reference Laboratory (DRL), situated at the Mogadishu Barracks Abuja has achieved an initial 5-star status from the Strengthening Laboratory Monitoring Towards Accreditation (SLMTA). This award came after an assessment from auditors led by Dr. Rosemary Okoye and assisted by Mr. Tony Okon. DRL was assessed…

68 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital Yaba Achieves 5-star Rating 

Auditors from the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) last week completed a Strengthening Laboratory Management Toward Accreditation (SLMTA) assessment of 68 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital Yaba in Lagos, Nigeria, and awarded  the lab a 5-star rating. The SLMTA process was developed by developed by the U.S. CDC and the…

Walter Reed Program-Nigeria Begins Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Ebola Vaccines

The Walter Reed Program-Nigeria recently began a phase 2 clinical trial to evaluate the safety of and the immune responses generated by an investigational prime-boost Ebola vaccine regimen in both healthy HIV-uninfected and HIV-infected adult volunteers. This study includes two vaccine candidates: Ad26.ZEBOV from Janssen Vaccines & Prevention B.V., part…

2017 World TB Day

24 March 2017, is World TB day as declared by World Health Organization (WHO).  The Walter Reed Program Nigeria in an inter-agency collaboration supported the event with TB public enlightenment through the media (television and radio).  Several national events commemorated the day which begun with seminars, followed by a road-show…

WRP-N welcomes new AFRICOM Commander to Nigeria

Abuja, Nigeria, The new Commander of the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM), General Thomas D. Waldhauser was in Nigeria to hold series of meetings with Nigerian military and security leaders. During his two-day visit to Abuja, he met with Nigeria’s military, security chiefs and leadership including Acting President, Professor Yemi…