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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,…

New Lassa Vaccine Trial in Nigeria

The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) was awarded €22.8 million by the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) to conduct a Phase IIb clinical trial of IAVI’s Lassa fever vaccine candidate among adults and children in Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.…

Handover of AFRICOM-Supported COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment to the Nigerian Military

The United States Department of Defense (DoD), through the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worth $144,000 to support COVID-19 prevention in military and civilian medical facilities in Abuja, Lagos, Kano, Akwa-Ibom, and Cross River states.  Ceremonial handover these PPEs to the Nigerian military took place on…