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HJFMRI in Nigeria

The Walter Reed Program-Nigeria (WRP-N) is a partnership between HJFMRI Ltd/Gte and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research that collaborates with governmental, medical, and scientific institutions to strengthen defenses against infectious diseases within Nigeria and the greater West African region. Based out of the U.S. Embassy, WRP-N works closely with the Nigerian Ministries of Defence and Health to implement HIV prevention, care, and treatment through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). WRP-N also supports malaria diagnostic capacity through the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI). Presently, WRP-N aligns with the Joint West African Research Group to guard against regional epidemics and supports research capabilities through participation in clinical trials, data analysis, and biosurveillance activities.  

HJFMRI Nigeria Researcher

Clinical Research

HJFMRI supports the Clinical Research Centre (CRC) in Abuja, Nigeria, a regional leader in clinical research, especially vaccine trials. The CRC helps develop countermeasures against infectious disease threats of public health importance ranging from HIV to Lassa fever and, most recently, mpox. This partnership also provides a conducive environment for the training of future generations of scientists.  

Malaria Research Nigeria


WRP-N is a partner in The President’s Malaria Initiative to substantially to reduce the malaria burden in Africa. With PMI funding, the Nigerian Ministry of Defence and U.S. DOD is building capacity for malaria diagnosis, supporting three malaria training centers in Lagos, Abuja and Kaduna.  



Since 2005, WRP-N has provided PEPFAR-funded HIV prevention, care, and treatment interventions in Nigeria. Implementation focuses on military and civilian populations in Nigerian Ministry of Defence health facilities and barrack communities through community and clinical services.