Nigerian Institute for Medical Research – Lagos, Nigeria
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The mission of the Nigerian Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) is to conduct research into diseases of public health importance in Nigeria and develop structures for the dissemination of research findings while providing the enabling environment and facilities for health research and training in cooperation with the federal and state ministries of health and in collaboration with universities, allied institutions and organized private sector nationally and internationally. Research at NIMR broadly focused on five scientific areas: Biochemistry and Nutrition, Clinical Science, Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology and public Health, while NIMR’s studies focus on diseases of greatest public health importance in the country, namely HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis, Schistosomiasis, Helicobacter Pylori, and Typhoid.
Length of Rotation: Four to six weeks
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Language Requirement: English
Student level: M4s and select MPH field projects
How to Apply: Complete the Online Application
Fourth-year medical students and MPH students at FSM may be considered to participate in studies on public health and infectious disease at NIMR. The Public Health Division of NIMR focuses on communicable and non-communicable diseases and other health problems that are of public health importance in the country. The Division conducts epidemiological, social and laboratory-based research on diseases such asonchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, filariasis, malaria and, in addition nutrition, reproductive and sexual health, and HIV/AIDS. These research activities are conducted in collaboration with and support of local and international bodies such as the States' ministries of Health, National Control Programs (such as National Onchocerciasis Control Program, National Schistosomiasis Control Program, Malaria Vector Control Unit/Roll Back Malaria), the African Program on Onchocerciasis Control (APOC),the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ),the office of Population Research, Princeton University, USA and the Swiss Tropical Institute. Presently research activities are organized and conducted in NIMR in multi-disciplinary and collaborative effort across the five divisions through the following six programs: Malaria, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Sexual reproductive and Childhood diseases, Non-Communicable Diseases, Neglected Tropical Diseases. (Source: NIMR Annual Report ’08-09)
Accommodations: Visiting medical students may stay at a hostel located nearby NIMR.
Global Health Week 2011 Presentation, "Nigerian Institute for Medical Research"
Emmanuel Oni Idigbe, PhD
Director of Research and Coordinator of TB/HIV Programmes
Nigerian Institute of Medical Research
Global Health Week 2011 Presentation, "Nigerian Institute for Medical Research Activities"
This page last updated Mar 20, 2012