The viral meta-genomics training facilitated by Dr Jonathan Kayondo, head of Bioinformatics at UVRI and Screenu Vattipally from MRC-University of Glasgow- Centre for Virus Research to equip participants with skills for analyzing meta-genomics data.
Dr Emma Thomson, a clinical senior lecturer at Glasgow University has noted the need to rethink treatment for Hepatitis C due to high variations in the disease. Dr Thomson has delivered a presentation on Emerging and re-emerging viruses in Uganda; addressing the threat with new tools. The three-day event will feature presentations, discussions and poster sessions among others
Uganda Virus Research Institute has been praised for impressive research in public health diseases. Speaking at the UVRI end of year party, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health Dr Diana Atwine said the institute is significantly contributing to tackling disease outbreaks and emergencies in the country.
Uganda Virus Research Institute has been applauded for its outstanding research on viral diseases and engagement of communities in addressing health challenges in the West Nile Region.
The Global Virus Network (GVN) and the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) announced on the 29th of May 2018 the induction of the Uganda Virus Research Institute as GVN’s newest Center of Excellence. The GVN represents 41 Centers of Excellence and 7 affiliates in 26 countries and comprises foremost experts in every class of virus causing disease in humans.
Dr. Luke Nyakarahuka, an Epidemiologist at UVRI and a long time CDC partner is among the bat team that has been conducting research about bats in Uganda that carry the deadly Marberg virus which kills 9 in 10 of its victims.
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The United Kingdom has announced a 5.1-million-pound fund to Uganda to support the fight against Ebola.
Uganda Virus Research Institute has benefited from three four wheel vehicles donated by the Medical Research Council/London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Research Unit.
The vehicles have been handed over to the institute at a ceremony at UVRI gardens.
Makerere University/UVRI Centre of Excellence in Infection & Immunity Research and Training (MUII-plus) donates equipment worth over 250 million shillings to the Department of Mathematics at Makerere University to enhance its capacity to contribute to global health research.
Entebbe, 26th November 2018:- The Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) has been certified to perform yellow fever regional reference lab functions in the Arbovirology department that supports yellow fever diagnostic surveillance.