Young Investigators Award 2021

2nd Institut Merieux- Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) Young Investigators Award (YIA) laureate Chika Ejikeugwu (PhD), lecturer at Ebonyi State University being given the award of 10,000 euros by the Special Guest of Honour on the occasion of the 10th NIMR International Conference.

Freedom of Information Act

The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research in its proactive nature trained the Senior Management Committee on the FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 2011 on Tuesday 2nd November 2021.


The training complies with section 13 of the Act which mandates public institutions to ensure the provision of appropriate training for its officials on the public’s right to access to information or records held by a government or public institutions.

CHVG National HIV Drug Resistance Laboratory

The World Health Organization (WHO) designated the Centre for Human Virology & Genomics (CHVG), Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) as a national HIV drug resistance laboratory to perform HIV drug resistance testing for surveillance activities in Nigeria.
Professor Rosemary Audu, Director of Research /HOD, Microbiology Department, (5th from left) in a group photography with some staff of CHVG and WHO representatives who delivered the letter to NIMR on Friday 10th September.

Re-inauguration of NIMR Anti-Corruption & Transparency unit

Re-inauguration of NIMR Anti-Corruption & Transparency unit.

The Independent corrupt practices commission (ICPC) team visited NIMR on the 24th of June 2021 to re-inaugurate the institute’s Anti-Corruption and Transparency unit headed by Prof. Rosemary A. Audu.