The International Foundation Against Infectious disease in Nigeria
is committed to reducing childhood mortality and morbidity as related to infectious disease in Nigeria.
Why IFAIN exists
The International Foundation Against Infectious Disease in Nigeria (IFAIN) was established to facilitate the generation of a credible surveillance system for the determination of the etiologic agents of bacterium syndromes and opportunistic infections in the general population of Nigerian children. Data from these systems are being, and will be, used to development new tests and vaccines as well as to monitor the impact of medical interventions. Of particular interest is the etiology of disease in vulnerable populations, such as children who suffer from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), sickle-cell disease (SCD) and malnutrition.
Our Projects & Initatives
Community Acquired Bacteremic Syndromes in Young Nigerian Children
Community Acquired Pneumonia and Invasive Bacterial Diseases in Young Nigerian Children
Global Genomic and Proteomic Profiling of African Children with Typhoid Fever
Our Partners & Collaborators
Beyond the essential core relationship with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, IFAIN continuously seeks out other institutions with similar goals and values in order to pool resources and expertise. Partner organizations collaborate on projects, provide technical expertise and analysis as well as train medical professionals.