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Commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) and Laboratory handle over in Mpanda, Katavi Region

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The Chargé d’Affaires of the United States Embassy in Tanzania, Dr. Inmi Patterson, and Katavi Regional Commissioner, Mr. Juma Homera, pose for a photo in front of the RC’s office after ribbon cutting and unveiling of the plaque at Mpanda hospital laboratory as part of the 20th anniversary of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in Tanzania recently.

The Chargé d’Affaires of the United States Embassy in Tanzania, Dr. Inmi Patterson, and Katavi Regional Commissioner, Mr. Juma Homera, cut a ribbon at Mpanda hospital laboratory as part of the 20th anniversary of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in Tanzania recently. Chargé Patterson dedicated the new U.S. government-funded hospital laboratory that will strengthen the diagnostic capacity of the Katavi Region’s health system.  As a member of the United States’ President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Walter Reed administers comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment programming in health care settings throughout the Southern Highlands, as well as to hospitals and clinics operated by the Tanzanian People’s Defense Forces.  WRAIR provides life-saving HIV treatment to more than 235,000 Tanzanians, in addition to contributing to medical research on HIV, Ebola, Malaria, Influenza and Tuberculosis to improve and save Tanzanian lives. 

The Chargé d’Affaires of the United States Embassy in Tanzania, Dr. Inmi Patterson, and Katavi Regional Commissioner, Mr. Juma Homera, smile and enjoy traditional dance after ribbon cutting and unveiling of the plaque at Mpanda hospital laboratory as part of the 20th anniversary of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in Tanzania recently. Chargé Patterson dedicated the new U.S. government-funded hospital laboratory that will strengthen the diagnostic capacity of the Katavi Region’s health system.  As a member of the United States’ President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Walter Reed administers comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment programming in health care settings throughout the Southern Highlands, as well as to hospitals and clinics operated by the Tanzanian People’s Defense Forces.  WRAIR provides life-saving HIV treatment to more than 235,000 Tanzanians, in addition to contributing to medical research on HIV, Ebola, Malaria, Influenza and Tuberculosis to improve and save Tanzanian lives. 

The Chargé d’Affaires of the United States Embassy in Tanzania, Dr. Inmi Patterson, and Katavi Regional Commissioner, Mr. Juma Homera, pose for a group photo with WRAIR staffs, U.S. and Tanzanian government officials after ribbon cutting and unveiling of the plaque at Mpanda hospital laboratory as part of the 20th anniversary of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in Tanzania recently.

The Chargé d’Affaires of the United States Embassy in Tanzania, Dr. Inmi Patterson, and Katavi Regional Commissioner, Mr. Juma Homera, clap their hands after unveiling of the plaque at Mpanda hospital laboratory as part of the 20th anniversary of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in Tanzania recently. Chargé Patterson dedicated the new U.S. government-funded hospital laboratory that will strengthen the diagnostic capacity of the Katavi Region’s health system.  As a member of the United States’ President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Walter Reed administers comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment programming in health care settings throughout the Southern Highlands, as well as to hospitals and clinics operated by the Tanzanian People’s Defense Forces.  WRAIR provides life-saving HIV treatment to more than 235,000 Tanzanians, in addition to contributing to medical research on HIV, Ebola, Malaria, Influenza and Tuberculosis to improve and save Tanzanian lives.