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Uganda Virus Research Institute


How to navigate practical research challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic: The African Story


Day: 31st August 2021

TIME: 14:00 EAT / 12:00 UK time

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/4316291301763/WN_-jWske7RStOLyLllmi7gIA 


It has been almost two years since the outbreak of the SARS-COV-2 Viral pandemic. Part of the response to this pandemic has been research to inform policy and management options. Needless to say, conducting research during epidemics is riddled with several coordination and implementation challenges, and several African institutions have rich experiences that we can glean and learn from.

To this effect, The Global Health Network in partnership with the Uganda Virus Research Institute are organising a webinar, bringing together experts in the field from across Africa to share their experiences and unique challenges of conducting research during outbreaks and how they navigated them to deliver high quality research. At the end of the webinar, participants will have gained insights on how to navigate the associated bottlenecks and successfully coordinate and implement high quality studies during epidemics in resource limited settings.


Prof. Pontiano Kaleebu: Director Uganda Virus Research Institute and Director of the MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit, Honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Makerere University College of Health Sciences.

- Dr Jane Achan: MD, MSc PhD. Senior Research Advisor at Malaria Consortium UK, where she oversees and supports the research programmes across 11 countries in Africa and South East Asia.
- Dr. Sylvie Kwedi Nolna: Assistant Professor of Biology at the Navajo Technical University (NTU), USA; WP5 ALERRT
- Dr Jennifer Serwanga: Assistant Director Research (Immunology), Uganda Virus Research Institute

For more information, visit: https://coronavirus.tghn.org/open-workshops/

Event Date: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021