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Change of Program name

To effectively capture the Program’s mission and vision, the US Military HIV Research Program/ Walter Reed Army Institute of Research Nigeria (MHRP/WRAIR Nigeria), formerly known as the US Departmentof Defense Walter Reed Program-Nigeria (WRP-N) has again changed its name and is now called the US Army Medical Research Directorate- Africa/Nigeria…

2017 World AIDS Day

To mark the 2017 World AIDS Day, PEPFAR in collaboration with all US Government Agencies: CDC, USAID, and USDOD WRP-N united to demonstrate its collective contribution in impacting the lives of Nigerians plagued with HIV. This year, PEPFAR in Nigeria is celebrating its tremendous effort in reaching a million Nigerians…

Launching of RV 466 and Biopreparedness Initiative in Nigeria

Lagos, September 13, 2017:  The Walter Reed Program Nigeria (WRP-N) officially launched the commencement of the Severe Infectious Disease study, clinically known as RV 466 and the Biopreparedness Initiative in Nigeria.  The Program hosted 22 international delegates and 30 participants from the US Navy, academia and affiliate foreign and local…

Ambassador Deborah Birx signs $469 Country Operating Plan in Nigeria

June 16, 2017, Ambassador Deborah Birx, the United States Global Health Coordinator, was in Nigeria where she carried out the historic task of signing Nigeria’s Country Operating Plan (COP) for the fiscal year of 2018.  Historic because it is the first time such an activity is taking place within the…

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…