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September 14, 2011
Walter Reed Program - Nigeria Celebrates the Opening of a New Office

In a ribbon cutting ceremony held September 1, 2011, the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Terrence McCulley officially declared the new Walter Reed Program – Nigeria (WRP-N) office open. 

In his remarks, McCulley congratulated WRP-N on recent achievements including the five star accreditation of the 445 Nigerian Air Force Hospital laboratory in Lagos. The Medical Lab Science Council of...

September 13, 2011
Congressional Delegation Visits MHRP Site in Kericho, Kenya

A small congressional delegation recently visited MHRP’s site in Kenya, Walter Reed Project – Kenya (WRP). The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)led the delegation of eight, which included four congressional representatives.

The visit included tours of research facilities and PEPFAR partners in the Kericho area that provide HIV prevention, care and treatment services. The...

August 17, 2011
Safe Male Circumcision Services Now Offered at the Mukono Health Center, Uganda

Mukono District Health authorities, in collaboration with the Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP), officially launched a Safe Male Circumcision Program at the Mukono Health Center IV on August 8. MUWRP recently completed renovations of the minor surgical theatre at the Health Center, which will serve as the long-standing circumcision clinic for Mukono Town. 

MUWRP has been...

July 29, 2011
New Report Lauds DoD Overseas Research Laboratories

The Army and Navy overseas laboratories are an exceptional asset and make an essential contribution to U.S. military readiness; however, they face challenges and vulnerablities that hinder their success. This is the finding of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), which recently completed a year-long independent evaluation and report of the overseas military laboratories...

June 20, 2011
A Day in the Life of a Nigerian Study Nurse

Meet Anthonia Osuji, the RV230 study nurse for the Walter Reed Program – Nigeria (WRP-N). Anthonia balances many diverse responsibilities including education, advocacy, care-giving, counseling, administration and data management.

RV230, led by Nigerian researchers, is MHRP's initial effort to assess potential field sites for HIV vaccine studies in Nigeria. Participants are enrolled from...

June 10, 2011
AFRIMS Celebrates 50 Years of Medical Research In Thailand

This week marks the 50th anniversary celebration of the U.S. Army Medical Component - Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences (AFRIMS), a special foreign activity of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) and a key partner for MHRP.

The AFRIMS Retrovirology department played a major role in the successful RV144 Prime-Boost HIV Vaccine Trial in 2009. The study,...

May 27, 2011
The U.S. and Tanzanian People's Defence Forces Formalize Arrangement to Conduct HIV Care and Treatment Activities in Tanzania

In a ceremony held at the Tanzania People’s Defence Forces (TPDF) headquarters in Dar es Salaam, the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and the TPDF signed an arrangement to formalize their military-to-military collaboration in HIV care and treatment activities among the armed services in Tanzania.

While the US Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) has been supporting local...

May 27, 2011
New Mobile Circumcision Clinic is Officially Launched with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) launched its new mobile circumcision clinic with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by U.S. Ambassador to Uganda, Jerry Lanier. The mobile medical male circumcision clinic is designed to help prevent HIV by providing medical male circumcision safely and cost-effectively to difficult to reach populations in Uganda.

“The American people are...

May 18, 2011
HIV Vaccine Awareness Day 2011

Today, May 18, marks HIV Vaccine Awareness Day. It has now been 30 years since the first cases of AIDS were reported and more than 33 million people are living with the disease worldwide. With an average age of around 28 years old, many of our Service members do not know a world without AIDS.

The U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research has...

May 17, 2011
Capt. Darrell Singer Recognized for His Exceptional Contributions to PEPFAR

Capt. Darrell Singer, recent Country Director for the U.S. Military HIV Research Program’s DOD HIV Research Program-Nigeria, was awarded the 2011 Major Joe Haydon Award for Exceptional Contributions to PEPFAR in a ceremony held at the 2011 PEPFAR meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa.

In 2005, under the leadership of Capt. Singer, MHRP established a partnership between the U.S....