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Walter Reed Program-Nigeria celebrates 15 years of successful partnership with the Nigerian Ministry of Defence Health Implementation Programme

The U.S. Department of Defense’s Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) and the Nigerian Ministry of Defense (NMOD) Health Implementation Program (MODHIP) celebrate 15 years of a successful partnership in 2020. The partnership which is dedicated to Nigerian military health and increasing knowledge that impacts global health outcomes, staged a one-week long program from March 3, 2020, in honor of the event.

The week-long program started with an opening ceremony at the New Chelsea Hotel, Abuja, attended by leaders from the U.S. Military, U.S. Embassy and Nigerian Military and government officials. At a gala night, awards were presented for significant contributions to the partnership. The awards comprised of institutional awards, longevity in service, and excellence in performance in the provision of healthcare services.

Inauguration of the TB Modular Lab by the Honorable Minister of Defence, Maj Gen Bashir Magahi (Rtd)

Other events to commemorate the 15 years partnership were the inauguration of the Tuberculosis Modular Laboratory and the Barrack Health Club, both sited at the Mogadishu Cantonment, Abuja and the Logistics Warehouse at the 68 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital Yaba (NARHY), Lagos. “The warehouse is modeled according to global standards to store HIV/AIDS consumables, research and program materials and will serve as a pivot point for all program sites around the Lagos axis”, said the Director of logistics, 68 NARHY.

Warehouse inauguration at 68 NARHY