Each year, 20th August is a global commemoration of the discovery in 1897 by Sir Ross that female Anopheles mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans. He proved that mosquitoes transmit malaria by identifying pigmented malaria parasites in mosquitoes that fed on an infected patient. This discovery revolutionized our knowledge of the disease and led to new preventive measures.
Uganda Virus Research Institute(UVRI) earlier today endorsed a memmorandum of understanding with the University of Kisubi(Unik) in seeking to achieve a mutual objective of producing competent graduates with practical skills in the field of Biological Sciences and providing opportunities for collaborative programs on capacity building as may be availed by the Partners for the qualified and selec
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A team of ICT experts from Research and Education Network for Uganda (RENU) donated networking connectivity gadgets to UVRI to help the institute cope with increased bandwidth needs. These were handed over on 29th June 2022 by the CEO of RENU Nicholas Mbonimpa and received by the Executive Director Prof Pontiano Kaleebu at the UVRI office.
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The Director Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital, Dr. Peterson Kyebambe was recently hosted at the Uganda Virus Research Institute. He hailed the long-standing partnership between the hospital and the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI). He was paying a courtesy visit to Professor Pontiano Kaleebu, the Director of UVRI, on Tuesday 7th June 2022. This was Dr.