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Uganda Virus Research Institute


Today we join the world in celebrating the invaluable contributions of laboratory professionals at UVRI HIV Reference Laboratory as they implement the National HIV Quality Assurance program across...

The World Immunization Week, celebrated every last week of April, provides a platform to highlight the critical role of research in optimizing health outcomes through vaccination. The Medical...

The United States Ambassador to Uganda William W Popp has visited Uganda Virus Research Institute Plague Laboratory in Arua City, one of the collaborating partners funded by the United States...

Professor Pontiano Kaleebu Appointed an Honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) by His Majesty The King.

Professor Kaleebu, the outgoing Director of the Medical Research Council/Uganda Virus Research Institute and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Uganda Research Unit (...

The Director of the Uganda Virus Research Institute, Professor Kaleebu Pontiano, is scheduled to give a keynote address exploring the advancement of regional vaccine manufacturing and access in...

TB conference poster on abstracts

Tuberculosis (TB) caused 1.6 million deaths in 2021, being the leading cause of death among infectious diseases, above HIV. Yet, it is a curable and preventable disease. While a...

Sabin team visits

A team from Sabin Vaccine Institute led by the Chiel Executive Officer Amy Finan visited UVRI on Monday 19th February 2024. She was accompanied by Dr Thomas King, PhD, Vice President,...

Professor Moffat Nyirenda has been announced as the new Director of the ...
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UVRI is mandated to conduct health research pertaining to human infections and disease processes associated with or linked to viral aetiology and provides capacity building to target beneficiaries.

Vision and Mission


A world class Centre of excellence in health research


To conduct scientific investigations on diseases, contribute to knowledge, policy and practice; and engage in capacity development for improved public health.

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Projects at UVRI

I welcome you to the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) website. UVRI is a Government Institution under the Ministry of Health and the Uganda National Health Research Organization (UNHRO)....

Capacity Building

Dr Jennifer Serwanga clears way for facts about vaccination and the Delta variant

By Dr. Jennifer Serwanga Ssempala, BVM, PhD Assistant Director Research, Uganda Virus Research Institute.

On the Delta and... Read More

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Overview of UVRI
This video shares about the different departments and programs of UVRI.

Who we work with

The UVRI is grateful to the support of its local and international partners, both past and present,  who have generously funded its activities in Uganda over the years, enabling UVRI to make great strides in health research and inching closer to its vision. These include:

On Campus partners