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Uganda Virus Research Institute


World Health Organisation Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has appreciated the Uganda Virus Research Institute for its significant contribution to the country’s efforts to contain...

United States Ambassador to Uganda Deborah R. Malac has applauded Uganda Virus Research Institute for strong collaboration in health research and contribution to global health.

Malac said...

The first National Certification Framework for HIV rapid testing has been launched with a call to men to embrace HIV testing and treatment services.

Speaking at the launch ceremony...

Uganda Virus Research Institute Deputy Director Dr Julius Lutwama presents findings of the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) surveillance study in some districts in the Central, Eastern and Western...

Uganda Virus Research Institute staff and student interns attend Biorisk environment training at the UVRI main library.

The participants are being equipped with skills to ensure safety,...

A report from WHO indicates that the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) have confirmed a case of Ebola Virus Disease in Uganda. Although there have been numerous previous...

Uganda Virus Research Institute Deputy Director Dr Julius Lutwama and staff continue to engage the public on the second day of the Service Excellence Exhibition at Kololo independence grounds....


The Uganda Virus Research Institute will participate in the National Budget month FY2019/20 which was launched on...

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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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I welcome you to the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) website. UVRI is a Government Institution under the Ministry of Health and the Uganda National Health Research Organization (UNHRO)....

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Prof Kaleebu MRC/UVRI explains the mixed HIV Strains
Prof Kaleebu MRC/UVRI explains the mixed HIV Strains

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:

On Campus partners