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Uganda Virus Research Institute

REPUBLIC OF UGANDA

US States Secretary for Health and Human Services Alex Azar visits Uganda Virus Research Institute

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.

 Secretary Azar appreciated UVRI for its long-standing collaboration and successful implementation of United States government funded programmes.

Secretary Azar, other senior U.S. health officials and the Minister of Health Jane Aceng toured UVRI Laboratories and were briefed on ongoing research studies and activities on infections diseases.

 Addressing staff at the Institute, he also appreciated the Ugandan government’s successful response to recent isolated cases of Ebola in the country, and ongoing efforts to control the spread of the Ebola outbreak.