Clinical/Laboratory Training Centers
The Institute has established laboratory training centers within four teaching hospitals in the country. These centers also serve as Government of Nigeria reference centers. They are located in
- Plateau State Virology Research Center (PLASVIREC) – Jos, Plateau State
- Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex – Ile-Ife, Osun State
- Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital – Kano
- Asokoro Laboratory Training Center – Asokoro, Abuja
IHVN also collaborates with the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Program to conduct all laboratory TB trainings at the National TB & Leprosy Training Center – Zaria All the training centers are configured with lecture rooms and laboratories for hands on sessions.
Clinical Training Center, Gwagwalada
The Clinical Training Center, established by Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH) provides a model clinic that integrates physician, nurse, treatment support, pharmacy and community outreach teams to provide experiential training in a holistic clinic setting to demonstrate feasible and functional strategies bridging community to care. UATH training center was built through funding partnerships between the Nigerian Ministry of Health and University Technical Assistance Projects in Support of the Global AIDS Program- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (UTAP-CDC).
This model houses a multidisciplinary family clinic with 12 dedicated consulting rooms equipped with point of service electronic patient management record, dedicated cubicles for multidisciplinary care teams, a pharmacy dispensary and a training classroom equipped with videoconferencing. Additionally it provides a training facility where in-service and pre-service students and health care workers can supplement didactic training with experiential learning and are able to "model" best practices.
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