By Doris Obinna

Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) has launched its campus of excellence in public healthcare, treatment training and research in Abuja.

The campus is a combination of leasable office buildings, clinical laboratories for diagnosis, research and training, functional clinic spaces for patient care and clinical trials, bio-specimen repositories for storage and management of bio-specimens, multi-media lecture auditoriums and meeting rooms and offices.

Dakum explained that: “IHVN is structured to develop and maintain linkages with other local and international organisations, in collaborative ways that support the government of Nigeria’s health sector strategic plans.

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“IHVN focuses on the prevention, treatment, and management of diseases such as HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, COVID-19, cancer, and other infectious and non-infectious diseases.

“With its two centres now on campus, the Programme Implementation Centre (PIC) and the International Research Centre of Excellence, the institute will continue to develop training and expertise for the sustainability of HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, and cancer programmes.

“The inauguration of the IHVN campus is expected to revolutionize the fight against emerging infectious and non-infectious diseases in Nigeria and Africa.”