Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Clinic Research Unit

The Clinic Unit for Research was initially a small facility located on the UVRI main campus as one of the sources of many clinical specimens for arbovirology and general virology research from willing human volunteers. It started providing basic preventive and curative health services to UVRI staff members, including pre-exposure vaccination against yellow fever and hepatitis B infections. With the advent of HIV/AIDS, the clinic soon started research on the epidemic.
The Unit conducts and supports health research to contribute to the mission of UVRI; and provides basic preventive, promotional and curative health services to research volunteers, staff and the neighbouring research community. This clinic serves as a health centre II under Entebbe Health Sub-District.
The Clinical Unit for Research previously UVRI Clinic conducts applied research on viral infectious diseases. The mandate of the unit includes:


•    Providing basic essential clinical care to the research volunteers
•    Providing basic clinical services to staff and the immediate family members
•    Serving as a health centre, supervised by Entebbe Hospital, in Entebbe Health Sub-District
•    Providing HIV routine counselling & testing to communities and occupational HIV post-exposure prophylaxis

Mandate
The UVRI Clinic conducts and supports health research to contribute to the mission of UVRI within the context of UNHRO, the current National Health Policy and the National Development Plan. It provides basic health services & health promotion to research volunteers, staff and neighboring research community. This clinic serves as a health centre II under Entebbe Health Sub-District (EHSD). It collects routine data to aid Monitoring and Evaluation, planning and prioritization of potential interventions by EHSD and Ministry of Health. It supports training and other capacity building activities at UVRI (including grant sourcing, networking and community mobilization).

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