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Uganda Virus Research Institute


The Ministry of Health  has  confirmed 7 new cases of COVID-19. This brings the total to 30 of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Uganda.  The Minister of Health Dr. Ruth Aceng said out of the 225...


The Uganda Virus Research Institute has stepped up its capacity to test suspected cases of the Corona Virus Disease(COVID-19). The Institute has investigated various suspected cases of Corona...

The Director of the Medical Research Council Unit in Gambia Prof Umberto...

The UVRI Director Prof Pontiano Kaleebu says the institute has so far received 20 samples and all tests have been confirmed negative.

He says the institute has the capacity in terms of...

Prof. Pontiano Kaleebu takes a picture with the guests

Prof. Charlotte Watts and other UK officials visited the Uganda Virus Research Institute in support for the activities of UVRI, MRC, IAVI etc. on the 16th of January, 2020. Professor Charlotte...

Researchers have been challenged to be vigilant and gain extensive knowledge on intellectual property so as to protect their research and attain individual and community benefits.

The call...

Scientists have come up with another innovation to respond to the Ebola outbreak. During the next Ebola outbreak, a brand new vehicle might come to the rescue. It’s a lab on wheels that some...

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The UVRI engages in health research pertaining to human infections and disease processes associated with or linked to viral aetiology and provides expert advice, enables partnerships and communication and serves as a center for training and education.

Vision and Mission

To be a world class center of excellence in health research.

To conduct scientific investigations on viral and other communicable diseases so as to contribute to knowledge, policy, practice and build capacity while promoting institutional sustainability.

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I welcome you to the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) website. UVRI is a Government Institution under the Ministry of Health and the Uganda National Health Research Organization (UNHRO)....

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Prof Kaleebu MRC/UVRI explains the mixed HIV Strains
Prof Kaleebu MRC/UVRI explains the mixed HIV Strains

Who we work with

The UVRI is grateful to the support of its local and international partners, both past and present,  who have generously funded its activities in Uganda over the years, enabling UVRI to make great strides in health research and inching closer to its vision. These include:

On Campus partners