Commander Medical Research and Development Centre, Brigadier General Bailey today 6th March 2024 paid a courtesy call to Defence Forces Memorial Hospital (DFMH) to oversee the progress on the partnership with the Kenya Defence Forces on HIV, Research and Development.

Hosted by Brigadier (Dr) Milton Obilo, Chief Medical Officer DFMH, the joint meeting focused on exploring new avenues of active involvement in medical research on infectious diseases.

Brigadier (Dr) Obilo expressed his appreciation to the United States Army Medical Research Directorate in Africa (USAMRD-A), for their continuous support towards the KDF in strengthening the prevention of HIV among troops, noting that KDF is geared towards advancing its medical research practices to defend the military and nation.

“Our medical practitioners must be knowledgeable on emerging trends in infectious diseases hence we are open to conducting collaborative research studies to foster a symbiotic relationship for mutual benefit.” He added.

On his part, Brigadier General Bailey applauded the KDF for enhancing its laboratory capabilities and for its tremendous progress in its military-to-military prevention, care, and treatment program, which has strengthened HIV service provision for military personnel and their families.

“Provision of an excellent platform from which to implement strategic and collaborative medical service delivery is our goal, with a key interest in research and development. I am glad that KDF has provided that opportunity, which will ensure progressive growth in medical research,” said Brigadier General Bailey.

Colonel (Dr) Angela Nderih highlighted the significant progress of the President’s Emergency Fund for Aids Relief (PEPFAR) among the KDF troops in creating awareness and improving the lives of those affected. She added that the strategic partnership with the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research has made it possible for the achievement of the program’s goal, being care and treatment, strategic information, prevention, and research.

Present during the meeting were, Defence Forces Memorial Hospital Commandant, Brigadier Albert Nderih, Colonel Lacy Shannon, Director Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Dr. Dorothy Njeru, Deputy Director PEPFAR Kenya, and Senior Officers.

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