U.S. Army research unit marks four decades in Kenya, Africa – USAMRU-K

Story and photos by Rick Scavetta
U.S. Army Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya – Soldiers and Army civilians assigned to the U.S. Army Medical Research Unit-Kenya are celebrating 40 years of research in East Africa.

USAMRU-K, known locally to Kenyans as the Walter Reed Project, is growing exponentially, said the unit’s commander, U.S. Army Col. Scott Gordon.

“Our 40th anniversary comes amid one of USAMRU-K’s greatest undertaking. Our Kisumu field station is part of a three-year study into what may become the world’s first malaria vaccine for children,” Gordon said.

Visit http://www.usaraf.army.mil to learn more.

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