FIGURE 5-1 DoD’s regional presence in influenza surveillance (Africa), 2007.

SOURCE: DoD-GEIS, 2007b.

3 expanded a number of its activities, such as conducting training on influenza diagnosis, helping to build national influenza laboratory capacity in Egypt and the region (including Afghanistan, Jordan, Libya, and Ghana), and assisting with the WHO global influenza surveillance program through bilateral and trilateral influenza surveillance projects (see Figure 5-1). Limited migratory bird surveillance is also being conducted using DoD-GEIS funds. This surveillance has become more robust with the addition of avian influenza/pandemic influenza (AI/PI) funding from DoD-GEIS.

A site visit team of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee for the Assessment of DoD-GEIS Influenza Surveillance and Response Programs visited NAMRU-3 from March 4-9, 2007.1 A list of the people with whom the site visit team met and the itinerary that was followed can be found at the end of this chapter.


Prior to the committee’s visit to NAMRU-3, the laboratory staff provided the committee with detailed background information on NAMRU-3 and the pandemic/avian influenza activities it was supporting. These materials are available from the IOM in the Public Access File.

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