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Training and Research on Arboviruses and Zoonoses In Nigeria and Sierra Leone (TRAIN)

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Funding Fogarty Program

Global Infectious Diseases (GID)

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

Training and Research on Arboviruses and Zoonoses In Nigeria and Sierra Leone (TRAIN)

Principal Institution

University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Weaver, Scott C; Shehu, Nathan Yakubu; Vasilakis, Nikos

Project Contact Information

sweaver@utmb.edu

Year(s) Awarded

2022 - 2027

Country

Nigeria; Sierra Leone

Collaborators

Njala University; Jos University

Project Description

Emerging viral diseases threaten human health globally, and West Africa is a source and major epidemic location for many. We will develop a new generation of West African scientists to predict, prevent and contain emerging viral diseases through multidisciplinary scientific and public health training by leveraging the resources of our West African Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, outstanding research leaders in West Africa, and the exceptional breadth and depth of expertise in emerging viral diseases at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB).

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