NAMRU-6 was founded in Lima and Iquitos, Peru in 1983 through an agreement between the Surgeon Generals of the Peruvian and U.S. navies, with the concurrence of the U.S. Department of State and the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Global influenza surveillance has emerged as the major effort of DoD-GEIS with the appearance of H5N1 strains in SE Asia, Europe and Africa. To maximize resources, there is considerable overlap among the surveillance and response efforts in these areas.
Location: Lima, Peru
Focus Areas: Drug-Resistant Malaria, Antibiotic Resistant Enteric Bacteria, Distribution of Influenza Serotypes, Distribution of Viral Agents and Associated Disease Syndromes, Vector Distribution and Insecticide Resistance Patterns and Outbreak Investigation and Response
MS1 Summer Internship/MSIV Clinical Elective: The NAMRU-6’s EID program conducts surveillance, response and related research in six general areas: 1) drug-resistant malaria, 2) antibiotic resistant enteric bacteria and distribution of other bacterial agents, 3) distribution of influenza serotypes, 4) distribution of viral agents and associated disease syndromes, 5) vector distribution and insecticide resistance patterns, 6) outbreak investigation and response. Global influenza surveillance has emerged as the major effort of DoD-GEIS with the appearance of H5N1 strains in SE Asia, Europe and Africa. To maximize resources, there is considerable overlap among the surveillance and response efforts in these areas. In addition, the NAMRU-6 EID program conducts an extensive training program, described in more detail in a separate section, and assures aspects of technology transfer are incorporated within each project.
Application Process: IMP will contact the site on behalf of the student. Once IMP has site confirmation, student will need to complete GW Passport online application. All students will be required to have a a signed MOU with NAMRU-6 until we have a mutual agreement to send GW students to this site.
Estimated Costs: Students can stay in local apartments, extended-stay hostels or home stays. Average cost of housing is $450/month. The average meal per day is about $14 and the average amount of money spent on public transportation a day is $4.
Estimated Roundtrip Airfare: $800