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Uganda Virus Research Institute

REPUBLIC OF UGANDA

9 COVID-19 deaths reported among previously confirmed cases following investigations. However, the deaths occurred over a period of time. The total COVID-19 deaths are now 181. Results of COVID-19...

Uganda records 306 new COVID-19 cases.

The Ministry of Health confirms 306 new COVID cases from samples tested on 16 November 2020 bringing the total number of cumulative confirmed cases to...

5 new COVID-19 deaths registered today; 4 from Kampala and 1 from Rubanda. The total COVID-19 deaths are now 150. Results of COVID-19 tests done on 15 November 2020 confirm 237 new cases. The...

Uganda records 387 new COVID-19 cases.

The Ministry of Health has confirmed 387 new COVID-19 cases from samples tested on 13th November 2020.

According to a statement, the...

One new COVID-19 death reported in Uganda.

Uganda has registered One new COVID-19 death from Mbarara district bringing the total COVID-19 deaths to 144.

The Ministry of Health has...

UVRI Designated as SARS-Cov-2 COVID-19 National Diagnostic Reference Laboratory by MoH

Uganda Virus Research Institute. (UVRI) has been designated as the Uganda SARS-Cov-2/...

4 new COVID-19 deaths reported in Uganda.

Uganda has registered four new COVID-19 deaths from Kampala and Gulu districts bringing the total COVID-19 deaths to 143.

The Ministry of...

Uganda Virus Research Institute Director Prof Pontiano Kaleebu has been awarded for his excellent contribution towards the fight against viruses in Uganda.

Prof Kaleebu was awarded in...

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Mandate

The UVRI engages in health research pertaining to human infections and disease processes associated with or linked to viral aetiology and provides expert advice, enables partnerships and communication and serves as a center for training and education.

Vision and Mission

Vision
To be a world class center of excellence in health research.

Mission
To conduct scientific investigations on viral and other communicable diseases so as to contribute to knowledge, policy, practice and build capacity while promoting institutional sustainability.

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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