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 Watts is Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Department for International Development (DFID).
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.
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 scientists say could greatly improve the response to disease outbreaks and epidemics.
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.