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University of Maryland institute wins grants to battle disease in Africa

University of Maryland institute wins grants to battle disease in Africa

The Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine's was awarded a combined $23 million in funding to boost the abilities of two West African countries to cope with a scourge of infectious diseases, including HIV, tuberculosis and Ebola.

The $13 million grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be used to strengthen infectious disease laboratory capacity and infrastructure in Kenya, and another $10 million will be used to enhance early detection and response abilities to disease threats in Nigeria.

The five-year Kenya grant supports an institute partnership with Kenya's Ministry of Health, the National Public Health...

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