Representatives of the Nigerian-American Public Affairs Committee (NAPAC) Foundation, MABO Foundation, and Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) paid a courtesy visit to the Director-General of NIMR Prof. Babatunde Lawal Salako on 21st of June, 2022.
The visit is centred on exploring brain gain and collaborating with NIMR on a possible transfer of technical expertise or technology skills from renowned experts in the diaspora in the areas of basic, clinical, traditional complementary and alternative medicine research, and drug discoveries in infectious diseases, diabetes, and cancers. And also in providing technical support in the areas of DNA recombinant technology in the space of vaccinology and sourcing of funding equipment to support new and ongoing research endeavours in the institution.
In his response, Prof. Babatunde Lawal Salako, DG-NIMR, highlighted some of the innovative efforts of making NIMR a leading medical research institute in the sub-Saharan region. The team commended the conducive working environment, research outputs, and modern-equipped laboratories necessary to forge international collaborations.