The United States Secretary for Health and Human Services Alex Azar has visited Uganda Virus Research Institute and applauded the Institute for contributing to global health efforts, especially in monitoring and controlling infectious diseases.
The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to the HIV Reference Laboratory at the Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe, Uganda based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.
The Uganda Virus Research institute (UVRI) in collaboration with Target Malaria Uganda have officially opened a new Arthropod Containment Level 2 (ACL-2) insectary at the UVRI campus, Entebbe.
The Uganda Virus Research Institute in partnership with the Research and Education Network Uganda (RENU) has held a mini Direct Engineering Assistance (DEA) workshop which has been run from the 22nd July and crowned on the 24th of July, 2019 by the IT manager Mr. Robert Mujabi and the unit head, Mr. Timothy Kimbowa Wamala who highly expressed their gratitude to the entire RENU team.
UVRI in partnership with Research and Education Network Uganda (RENU) is hosting a one week workshop of Campus Network Security (CNS) that is aimed at training ICT officers from all RENU partner institutions.
Uganda Virus Research Institute staff have participated in the National Day of Physical celebrations at Kololo airstrip that took place on the 14th July 2019. President Yoweri Museveni graced the event, taking part in a five kilometer walk and later advising the public to eat healthy, exercise regularly and also avoid living reckless lives.
The Director of Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr John Nkengasong has urged health research institutions in Africa to enhance collaborations and support capacity development in strategic areas to tackle public health challenges.
World Health Organisation Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has appreciated the Uganda Virus Research Institute for its significant contribution to the country’s efforts to contain the Ebola out beak.
United States Ambassador to Uganda Deborah R. Malac has applauded Uganda Virus Research Institute for strong collaboration in health research and contribution to global health.
The first National Certification Framework for HIV rapid testing has been launched with a call to men to embrace HIV testing and treatment services.