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.
Undergraduate students receive certificates for presenting brilliant research papers before a panel of judges and conference attendees at Uganda Virus Research Institute/ MUII conference hall.
The commissioning of the newly constructed Diagnostic Laboratory at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI), Arua Field Station has begun.
The permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health Dr Diana Atwine is officiating at the event.
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.
Mozilla and H3ABioNet in collaboration with Sage Bionetworks are running a series of 2-days Open Science trainings in East Africa and UVRI is hosting this training in Uganda.
The training aims to raise awareness, increase skills around open research and reproducibility in Science, tools and platforms and ultimately help scientist and researchers overcome the fears and challenges.