Monday, 22 January 2018

Japanese Embassy Medical Attendee Visits UVRI/CDC VHF Labs

Dr. Kosugi Takashi a medical Attendee from the Japanese embassy Uganda visited the UVRI/CDC Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Labs. Due to the Ebola outbreaks in West Africa the Japanese embassy in Uganda sent a medical attendee to familiarize himself with the operation of the Lab and also create a bond with UVRI’s Lab specialists, this was done in the preparation of the embassy in case of a suspected Japanese EBOLA patient.


UVRI hosts a Laboratory Diagnostics on Ebola Viral Infection in Real Time PCR Workshop for WHO AFRO.

By Ssemwanga John Ross

Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) in conjunction with World Health Organization (the Disease prevention and control cluster) and WHO AFRO member states conducted a two day workshop on Laboratory Diagnostics on Ebola Viral infection by Real Time PCR at UVRI/CDC VHF Laboratories. Since March 2014 six countries in the West African region namely Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, DRC, Senegal and Sierra Leone have been grappling with an Ebola Disease outbreak of unprecedented magnitude. As of August 29 2014 3,052 cases were reported with 1546 deaths new cases of infections continue to be responded.


Uganda is now a member of the EDCTP General assembly

   As part of the preparations for the second programme, EDCTP changed its legal structure for the second programme from European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG) to an international Association under the Dutch law. This enabled Horizon 2020-associated countries and sub-Saharan member states to become full members. Uganda is now a member of the EDCTP General assembly.  Prof.  Pontiano Kaleebu – Overall project coordinator of the EDCTP EACCR represented Hon. Minister of Health and signed this agreement on behalf of Uganda.




SIB PhD Fellowship programme – Call for applications 2014

It is our pleasure to announce the SIB Fellowship programme, which aims to train outstanding bioinformatics PhD students as well as promote bioinformatics research for the life sciences.



WHO Representative Visits Uganda Virus Research Institute

Kampala, 14th March 2014:- The World Health Organization Representative for Uganda, Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu visited the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) in Entebbe and commended the staff on their excellent work. UVRI is a national
centre of excellence for viral diagnostics, surveillance, and research.Dr Alemu was received by The Director Dr Edward Katongole Mbidde and some senior staff. They gave him a brief history of he UVRI that was formed in 1939 as The East African Yellow Fever Centre. Today, UVRI constitutes 8 Divisions, that is, Arbovirology, emerging and re-emerging infections, Immunization, Vector Biology, Immunology, HIV Reference, Clinical, training, administration and finance divisions. Read More

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