Embassy Events 2010
Dedication of the Dr. John R. La Montagne Research Center in the Commune of Bancoumana
January 12, 2010
On January 12, 2010, a delegation of officials from the NIAID/NIH and Chargé d’affaires a.i. Peter Barlerin participated in the dedication of the Dr. John R. La Montagne Research Center in the commune of Bancoumana, Mali. Dr. La Montagne invested a great deal of time in support of the Medical Research Center of Bancoumana. The dedication of this center to Dr. La Montagne’s memory helps mark 20 years of cooperation between the University of Bamako School of Medicine, Mali and the United States NIAID/NIH. The research conducted in Mali has led to significant advances in the fight against malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculoses. Furthermore, it has helped improve treatments to populations affected by these diseases worldwide.