Saturday, 19 April 2014

WHO Representative Visits Uganda Virus Research Institute


Kampala, 14th March 2014:- The World Health Organization Representative for Uganda, Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu visited the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) in Entebbe and commended the staff on their excellent work. UVRI is a national
centre of excellence for viral diagnostics, surveillance, and research.Dr Alemu was received by The Director Dr Edward Katongole Mbidde and some senior staff. They gave him a brief history of he UVRI that was formed in 1939 as The East African Yellow Fever Centre. Today, UVRI constitutes 8 Divisions, that is, Arbovirology, emerging and re-emerging infections, Immunization, Vector Biology, Immunology, HIV Reference, Clinical, training, administration and finance divisions. Read More

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Research

The Experimental Research for Infectious Diseases conducts applied research into viral infectious diseases as a basis of clinical application and basic biomedical studies using genetically modified animals..

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Rapid Response

UVRI infrastructure for rapid response and handling emerging infections such as avian influenza, Ebola and Marburg is commended in cubbing such infections before they become epidemics ...

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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.

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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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ON CAMPUS COLLABORATORS

The UVRI team implements various programmes with various organizations on its Entebbe Campus and other sites.

Medical Research Council

The MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS part of the UK Medical Research Council (MRC),

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