Hosted by the Peruvian Navy and co-located at their flagship hospital in Lima, at the Naval Hospital in Iquitos, and in Puerto Maldonado; the U.S. Naval Medical Research
Unit - 6 Perú (NAMRU-6) conducts research on and surveillance of a wide range of infectious diseases that are of military or public health significance in the region, including malaria and dengue fever, yellow fever, viral encephalitides, leishmaniasis, Chagas' disease, and enteric diseases such as shigellosis and typhoid fever.
NAMRU-6 partners with the Peruvian Ministries of Defense and Health and works closely with prestigious universities like Cayetano-Heredia and San Marcos. NAMRU-6, also, enjoys a close and productive relationship with Ministries of Defense and Health, universities and NGO's throughout Latin America as well as with USAID, U.S. CDC, U.S. NIH, PAHO, and a number of U.S. universities. These partnerships yield a robust research agenda that includes work in prevention strategies, clinical management trials, immuno- and molecular rapid diagnostics, epidemiology, and ecology as well as projects measuring the social and economic impact of disease.