Joint West Africa Research Group (JWARG)

JWARG study titled, Severe Infectious Diseases Surveillance and Detection in West Africa (RV 466) is aimed at identifying common pathogens in West Africa that pose a public health threat. IFAIN in affiliation with the University of Nebraska Medical Centre (UNMC) was involved in Strengthening laboratory capability in Nigerian military health facilities.

Objectives of project are to:

  1. To strengthen the capacity of the participants to be able to detect and respond appropriately and promptly to public health emergencies. 
  2. To assess existing facility, clinical care, and laboratory responses in Nigeria in other to design an appropriate curriculum.