30 Oct '15, 3am

WRAIR Deputy Commander& @MHRPInfo Director- part of @USArmy science advisory team to Nigeria

WRAIR Deputy Commander& @MHRPInfo Director- part of @USArmy science advisory team to Nigeria

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Oct. 15, 2015) -- A U.S. Army science advisor traveled to Nigeria Sept. 16 with Department of Defense medical officials to build on international health diplomacy partnerships. The team evaluated lab operations, assessed Nigerian Ministry of Defense's infectious disease response resources and developed a plan to enhance the country's response capacity. Maj. Brian Hannah, the Field Assistance in Science and Technology advisor for U.S. Africa Command, said he was impressed with Nigeria's response to the 2014 Ebola virus outbreak and thinks the country will be "as well-prepared as any military on the continent" with help from the United States. Also on the team: Col. Stephen Thomas, deputy commander, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research; Col. Nelson Michael, director, U.S. Military HIV Research Program; Navy Capt. Patrick Blair, executive offic...

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/157163/Army_aims_to_strengthe...

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