The Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN), Dr Patrick Dakum, has stated that the Institute will support Plateau State to strengthen structures for quality health services and research.
Dr Dakum stated this while welcoming the Executive Governor of Plateau State, His Excellency, Barr. Caleb Mutfwang to the IHVN Campus on a courtesy visit. He expressed his desire to offer technical support and guidance as the state implements programs to improve the capacity of its healthcare workers and provide excellent diagnostic and treatment services to its residents.
During the visit, the governor lauded the accomplishments of Dr. Dakum and the Institute in contributing to the well-being of Nigerians.
“I’ve always believed that Dr. Dakum has institutional knowledge and capacity which can add value to governance on the Plateau. The health sector is a very critical sector and without any doubt, it is a sector in need of critical intervention,” Barr Muftwang said.
The governor also toured the IHVN H3 Africa Biorepository, which processes, stores, maintains, and distributes high-quality biological specimens for researchers in Africa since 2010.