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USAMRD-A/N Trains 120 Nigerian Healthcare workers in Monkeypox Public Outreach and Sample Collection

A group of healthcare workers who recently completed training for Monkeypox outbreak detection and public outreach efforts The U.S. Army Medical Research Directorate-Africa/Nigeria (USAMRD-A/N) with funding from the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has trained 120 Nigerian human and animal healthcare workers in Monkeypox (MPX) Public Outreach and Sample…

USAMRD-A/N Partners NMEP to Develop Nigeria’s First-Ever Malaria Slide Bank

NSMB activation at the BSU Teaching Hospital, Makurdi[/caption] Malaria has remained a cause of significant morbidity and mortality in Nigeria. According to the WHO World Malaria Report 2021, the number of confirmed cases of malaria in Nigeria increased five-fold between 2011 and 2020, with more than 21 million Nigerians having…

U.S. Army Medical Research Directorate-Africa/Nigeria Commemorates World Malaria Day, 2022

Every April 25, the U.S. Army Medical Research Directorate-Africa/Nigeria (USAMRD-A/N) joins the rest of the world to mark World Malaria Day. It is a day set aside to celebrate the successes achieved in the fight against malaria, while also reflecting on the challenges yet to be overcome. This year’s theme…

The Nigerian Ministry of Defence and U.S. Department of Defense Host Site Commanders’ and Site Team Leaders’ Meeting to Strengthen Military Healthcare

The 17-year military-to-military partnership between the Nigeria Ministry of Defence (NMOD) Health Implementation Programme (MODHIP) and the U.S. Army Medical Research Directorate-Africa/Nigeria (USAMRD-A/N) has greatly contributed to improving the health of troops, their families, and Nigerian citizens in general.   The Permanent Secretary, NMOD, Dr. Ibrahim Kamen made this known…

Walter Reed Program-Nigeria Marks World TB Day, 2022

On Thursday, March 24, the Walter Reed Program Nigeria (WRP-N) joined the rest of the world to commemorate this year’s World Tuberculosis (TB) Day. World TB Day is observed on March 24 every year to raise public awareness and understanding about TB as one of the world’s deadliest infectious killers,…