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January 22, 2009
PEPFAR Releases Fifth Annual Report to Congress

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief released Celebrating Life: Fifth Annual Report to Congress on PEPFAR (2009).

The report discusses the role of America’s partnerships under the PEPFAR program and includes detailed data to showcase the accountability of PEPFAR’s comprehensive programming in prevention, care and treatment.

To download highlights and facts sheets...

January 15, 2009
Community Relations: Uganda Participates in Kampala Marathon

The Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) in Uganda recently participated in the Kampala Marathon. This Marathon attracted a total of 10,800 participants, and MUWRP fielded 30 participants on a corporate team.

Participating in this public event helped promote the MUWRP as an organization and increase community understanding about their research activities.

MUWRP staff...

January 15, 2009
Training for HIV diagnosis and treatment monitoring in Nigeria

The DoD HIV Program - Nigeria facilitated two training workshops on HIV diagnosis and treatment monitoring for medical laboratory scientists in Nigeria. The two-week training enrolled participants from 14 military hospitals across Nigeria. They helped to establish the 445NAF Hospital Laboratory in Ikeja, Lagos as a Laboratory Training Centre for the Nigerian military. Military and civilian...

January 9, 2009
New HIV Counseling and Testing Clinic Opens in Tanzania

On January 7, 2009,  a Tanzania People’s Defense Forces (TPDF) health center in Kigamboni officially opened as a Counseling and Testing Clinic (CTC) after undergoing renovations, which were coordinated by MHRP with PharmAccess International.

In the next year, Walter Reed Program-Tanzania plans to renovate more than ten TPDF health centers around the country.

One of the main goals...

January 6, 2009
MHRP selected by the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) as a Clinical Trials Unit

MHRP was recently selected by the Division of AIDS (DAIDS) of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) to participate as a Clinical Trials Unit (CTU).

ACTG was established by the NIAID in 1987 and supports the largest network of expert clinical and translational investigators and therapeutic clinical trials units in the...