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Uganda Virus Research Institute

REPUBLIC OF UGANDA

The Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) has detected the Indian COVID-19 variant in Kampala.

According to officials from the Ministry of Health, the variant also referred to as -B.1.617...

The UVRI with support from Training Health Researchers into Vocational Excellence (THRIVE-2...

The PoC VL project was launched at UVRI on the 13th of April 2021. The purpose of  the EAPOC-VL project is to examine the feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of using point of...

The UVRI Director Professor Pontiano Kaleebu in his address on Uganda's health care status hosted at NBSUG, he mentioned that "PA variant means that the virus is mutating and creating new strains...

The American Ambassador to Uganda Natalie Brown, together with her delegation visited UVRI - Arua Office today the 29th of March 2021. The visitors were very impressed with the amount of research...

The sitting arrangement of the vaccinee and the vaccinator. These two should not directly face each other. Ideal should be 90 degrees arrangement.

 

Persons administering vaccinations should follow appropriate precautions to minimize risk for disease exposure and spread. Hands should be cleansed with an alcohol-based waterless...

Power of data

There has always been a challenging question on how collaborations and strategic partnerships can harness the power of data. A standing question is asked how they can use the data to tackle the...

UVRI Staff waiting in the observation area before Vaccination

UVRI begun the immunization exercise on Thursday 18th March, 2021 with the health workers. These  include the medical doctors, nurses, researchers or scientists, project heads, laboratory...

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Mandate

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

Vision

A world class Centre of excellence in health research

Mission

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

Undergraduate students receive certificates for presenting brilliant research papers before a panel of judges and conference attendees at Uganda... 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

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

Collaborators