Thursday, 29 June 2017

CDC Donates Laboratory equipment to UVRI HIV Reference Lab

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has donated laboratory equipment worth shillings 2.6 billion to the Uganda Virus Research Institute. The equipment was handed over to the Director of Uganda Virus Research Institute Prof Pontiano Kaleebu at a meeting in the UVRI Directors office.

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Namibian Ministry of Health Team Visits Uganda Virus Research Institute on capacity building mission

A team from the Ministry of Health and Social Services in Namibia has visited the Uganda Virus Research Institute to acquaint themselves with operations of the institute. The team led by Mr Puumue Katijiuanjo, the Director of Health Information and Research was here on 22nd March 2017 to learn how to develop capacity for laboratory research, vector surveillance and research collaborations.

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Makerere University, UVRI in $7.2m research partnership

New Vision 29th Jan 2016
By John Agaba

Makerere University and the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) in Entebbe have announced a new partnership — a $7.2m research and training programme that will engage scientists in Uganda to undertake research which can address health challenges in the country and region. Dr. Edward Katongole Mbidde, the UVRI director, said the collaboration they dubbed MUII Plus, will facilitate young and professional researchers to engage in clear-cut research, specifically to address emerging and re-emerging infections in the region and diseases from animals.

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MPS visit Uganda Virus Research Institute for a consultative meeting on the Biotechnology and biosafety Bill.

 
Members of Parliament on the Science and Technology Committee have visited the Uganda Virus Research Institute for a consultation meeting on the Biotechnology and biosafety BillThe MPs were hosted by the Acting Director of the Uganda Virus Research Institute Dr Pontiano Kaleebu and the senior management team.

New training center commissioned

Pamela Nabukenya Wairagala-MRC/UVRI

On 13th August 2015, the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) commissioned a training center to promote research capacity building for Scientists from Uganda and the region. The building located at the UVRI- campus in Entebbe was constructed with funding from the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council (UK).

Commissioning of the £ 400,000 facility coincided with the annual Science Symposium that brought together scientists from renowned international institutions comprising of Research organizations, Universities as well as funding partners. The one-day Symposium, organized by MUII, a research capacity building programme between Makerere University and the UVRI that aims to enhance the capacity of local scientists to pursue a research career in Infection and Immunity focusing on endemic diseases of the region, featured presentations by seasoned scientists from international Universities and post-doctoral students who are beneficiaries of the MUII programme as well as poster presentations on developments in on-going research in HIV/AIDS, Ebola, Malaria, Tuberculosis among others and provided a platform for young scientists to interact, present and discuss their work with their local and international peers and seniors.

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