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419 samples tested at Uganda Virus Research Institute on 3rd April 2020, 3 have been confirmed positive and 416 were negative. The makes a total of 48 confirmed cases of COVID-19.


A total of 301 samples tested Negative for COVID-19 while one (1) tested positive on 2nd April 2020. This makes a total of 45 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Uganda

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63 samples tested on 1st April 2020 at the Uganda Virus Research Institute all confirmed negative for COVID 19, according to the Minister of Health Dr Ruth Aceng.

So far Uganda has a total...

Members of Health Committee of Parliament visited Uganda Virus Research Institute to be briefed on the institute’s preparedness and capacity to test COVID-19.

The committee led by its...

11 new COVID 19 cases were confirmed positive on 31st March 2020. So far Uganda has a total of 44 confirmed cases of COVID19.

In a Television Address to clarify on the preventive measures...

The Uganda Virus Research Institute has stepped up its capacity to test suspected cases of the Corona Virus Disease(COVID-19). The Institute has investigated various suspected cases of Corona...

The Director of the Medical Research Council Unit in Gambia Prof Umberto...
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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

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

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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Prof Kaleebu MRC/UVRI explains the mixed HIV Strains
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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:

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