On the 17th of May 2019, CDC officials visited UVRI and appreciated the efforts against combating public health threats.
The Ambassador of Japan to Uganda Kazuaki Kameda visited Uganda Virus Research Institute to acquaint himself with ongoing science and research projects. Ambasaddor Kameda was impressed with the outstanding labolatory research and appreciated the institute for it's role in the prevention and fight against infectious diseases such as Ebola virus disease.
Oct 5th 2018
The United Kingdom has announced a 5.1-million-pound fund to Uganda to support the fight against Ebola.
Uganda Virus Research Institute has benefited from three four wheel vehicles donated by the Medical Research Council/London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Research Unit.
The vehicles have been handed over to the institute at a ceremony at UVRI gardens.
Makerere University/UVRI Centre of Excellence in Infection & Immunity Research and Training (MUII-plus) donates equipment worth over 250 million shillings to the Department of Mathematics at Makerere University to enhance its capacity to contribute to global health research.
Entebbe, 26th November 2018:- The Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) has been certified to perform yellow fever regional reference lab functions in the Arbovirology department that supports yellow fever diagnostic surveillance.
Undergraduate students receive certificates for presenting brilliant research papers before a panel of judges and conference attendees at Uganda Virus Research Institute/ MUII conference hall.
The commissioning of the newly constructed Diagnostic Laboratory at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI), Arua Field Station has begun.
The permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health Dr Diana Atwine is officiating at the event.
Uganda Virus Research Institute has been applauded for its outstanding research on viral diseases and engagement of communities in addressing health challenges in the West Nile Region.
Mozilla and H3ABioNet in collaboration with Sage Bionetworks are running a series of 2-days Open Science trainings in East Africa and UVRI is hosting this training in Uganda.
The training aims to raise awareness, increase skills around open research and reproducibility in Science, tools and platforms and ultimately help scientist and researchers overcome the fears and challenges.