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Japanese Delegation Visits UVRI

On 20th January 2023, a  team from the Japanese embassy today had the opportunity of visiting the Uganda Virus Rearch Institute(UVRI). The team comprised staff from the Japanese embassy and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) was welcomed by Dr Julius Lutwama who gave them a brief orientation about the history of UVRI and how the institute has developed to become a regional and international reference site.

The guests appreciated the science and were given a tour around of the various laboratories from arbovirus to EPI by Dr Julius Lutwama, Dr Edward Kayondo, Dr Stephen Balinandi ,Dr Josephine Bwogi and Dr Deo Semwanga. The team was also given a brieft tour of the Zika forest where they appreciated the UVRI research work.