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World AIDS Day, 2022

Today, December 1, 2022, we join the rest of the world to mark World AIDS Day under the theme, “Putting Ourselves to the Test: Achieving Equity to End HIV.” This awareness day remains a time to reflect on our response to HIV/AIDS while honoring the lives of those lost to…

Site Commanders’ and Site Team Leaders’ Meeting

On Tuesday, September 20, the United States Army Medical Research Directorate-Africa/Nigeria (USAMRD-A/N), in partnership with the Nigerian Ministry of Defence (NMOD) Health Implementation Programme (MODHIP), hosted the Site Commanders’ and Site Leaders’ Meeting in Abuja. The two-day biannual meeting is a key activity of the 17-year military-to-military health partnership between…

Monkeypox Public Outreach and Sample Collection Training Conducted for 120 Healthcare Workers

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…

Partnership with NMEP to Develop Nigeria’s First-Ever Malaria Slide Bank

NSMB activation at the BSU Teaching Hospital, Makurdi 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…