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 Impact

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Children Screened
AMR Lab Protocols
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Lab Personnel Trained
AMR Sentinel Sites Supported

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.