MHRP-Nigeria

The Walter Reed Program-Nigeria is based out of the U.S. Embassy and works closely with the Nigerian Ministries of Defence (NMOD) and Health to enhance HIV prevention, care and treatment through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).  WRP-N also supports malaria diagnostic capacity through the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI).   Presently, WRP-N aligns with the Joint West African Research Group to guard against regional epidemics, and supports research capabilities through participation in clinical trials, data analysis, and biosurveillance activities. Of recent, WRP-N collaborates with medical and scientific institutions to strengthen defenses against other infectious diseases within and outside Nigeria.

Background

The Walter Reed Program – Nigeria (WRP-N) is a program of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR).  It supports the DOD HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP) executed by MHRP in partnership with the Nigerian Armed Forces to provide the prevention and treatment necessary to establish a comprehensive continuum of HIV/AIDS care as part of PEPFAR. MHRP established this program in 2005 and began research activities including an HIV cross-sectional study and subsequent enrolment in other clinical studies.  In Nigeria, MHRP has established Centers of Excellence for laboratory services in Abuja and Lagos and supports HIV-related health efforts at 43 sites. These PEPFAR-supported services are available to members of the Nigerian Armed Forces, their dependents and civilians in nearby communities.

Mission Statement

To provide quality public health interventions through innovative research, in partnership with Nigerian military and other stakeholders, to improve health outcomes of the soldier and civilian populations.