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Kaleebu Receives Medal of Service on Labour Day

Prof. Pontiano Kaleebu recently received a medal of service on the National Labour day celebrations at Kololo Independece Grounds in Kampala. The celebrations were presided over by the President...

Members of Parliament on a tour in the laboratories

Mmebers of Parliament visited Uganda Virus Research Institute on Friday 15th April 2022 to ascertain progress of the vaccine development project and understand the capacity atained by the...

Open call for applications

The East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO) is a semi-autonomous institution of the East African Community (EAC). EASTECO is mandated to promote and coordinate the development,...

Laboratory specialists Uganda during an assessment session at UVRI

A team of laboratory experts convened from 29-30th March 2022 to develop, review, and approve COVID19 manual that will be used to guide Laboratories in the continuous improvement of...

The participants in a group photo at Day One of the virology training.

A short course on HIV virology was held from 21st to 25th March 2022 at the Uganda Virus Research Institute. The training equipped 18 participants with basic knowledge and skills in HIV virology...

The Archdeacon with some of the staff at UVRI

The  Archdeacon of Entebbe Ven. Can. John Gitta Kavuma was hosted for a pastoral visit at Uganda Virus Research Institute on 24th March 2022. He was accompanied by Rev. William Kizimula Mpalanyi...

UVRI Staff in group photo with WHO Regional Expert Advisory Committee on Treatment of COVID19

Science Technology and Innovation-Office of the President and Presidential Scientific Initiative on Epidemics (PRESIDE) arranged the visit of the WHO Regional Expert Advisory Committee on...

UVRI hosts scientists and investors from Asia

Uganda Virus Research Institute(UVRI) hosted a team from the Science, Technology and Innovation – Office of the President (ST&I-OP)  and a delegation of investors from Asia.


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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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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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The US Embassy Uganda Spokes-person Interviews Proff Pontiano Kaleebu, the UVRI Director, on the Institute's response to Covid-19 related activities with support from the US Embassy
The US Embassy Uganda Spokes-person Interviews Proff Pontiano Kaleebu, the UVRI Director, on the Institute's response to Covid-19 related activities with support from the US Embassy

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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:

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