In 1920, when it started as the West African Council of Medical Research (an affiliate of the MRC UK). It has was tasked with the responsibility of conducting research into prevalent, communicable and non-communicable diseases (NCD) as well as Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) ravaging some parts of what later became Nigeria. The aim was to make it provide the requisite information, new knowledge, treatment guidelines and recommending ways of preventing such diseases.
Today, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) is a reputable point of reference in basic, applied and operational research for the promotion of national health and development in Nigeria. NIMR play a vital role in developing viable structures for the dissemination of research findings, and providing the enabling environment and facilities for health research and training in cooperation with the Federal and State ministries of health and in collaboration with universities, allied institutions and organized private sector nationally and internationally.
Who we are
- The nation’s foremost Institute of Medical Research
- We conduct medical research of public health importance in Nigeria for national development
- We collaborate with several institutions nationally and internationally to facilitate enabling environment for medical research
- We attract some of the brightest and best brains nationally and internationally in research collaborations
To be an institution of excellence in basic, applied and operational research for the promotion of National Health and Development in Nigeria.
To conduct research into diseases of public health importance in Nigeria and develop structures for the dissemination of research findings while providing the enabling environment and facilities for health research and training in cooperation with the federal and state ministries of health and in collaboration with universities, allied institutions and organized private sector nationally and internationally
Honesty, Integrity, Leadership, Excellence
Respect, Fairness, Dignity, Teamwork, Innovation
Relevance, Hard work, Fair Reward and Recognition
Accountability and Transparency,
Communication: Internal and External Equity