The Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) is to have grand opening of its International Research Center of Excellence (IRCE) along airport road in Abuja. The Center, a world class edifice, is to host laboratories like; Immunology and Virology, Molecular Pathology, Clinical and Molecular Diagnostics and Biorepositories.
To strengthen the country’s capacity to prevent and respond to disease outbreaks, the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) in collaboration with the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has trained laboratory scientists on Laboratory Quality Management Systems in Abuja.
In 2005, Christopher Leo was very sick with severe arthritis and on admission at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH), Gwagwalada. His situation was so pathetic because his wife died of AIDS leaving behind two children to care for. When his case seemed not to be improving, his family members planned to take him home because they believed that he would not make it. They reasoned that he would die just as his wife died.