Access Bank, Dangote Foundation partner on N5bn research centre


THE Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) is collaborating with Access Bank and the Dangote Foundation to raise N5 billion for the building of a state-of-the-art International Research Centre of Excellence (IRCE) in Abuja.

The centre, established in 2015, is one of the major fulcrums of the vision of IHVN as a local non-governmental and not-for-profit organisation established to bring quality health services within the reach of millions of Nigerians and nationals of the West African region.

The chairman of the IHVN Ad-hoc Committee for the building of the Centre, Umaru Mutallab, said that with the establishment of IRCE, the Institute sees a future in which scientists are nurtured and provided world-class infrastructure to research collaboratively on diseases of relevance to the local community such as HIV, TB, malaria, cancer, non-communicable diseases, and emerging infectious diseases.