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International Laboratory Professionals Week

Today we join the world in celebrating the invaluable contributions of laboratory professionals at UVRI HIV Reference Laboratory as they implement the National HIV Quality Assurance program across 3464 healthcare facilities (2 National Referral hospitals, 16 Regional Referral hospitals, 172 general hospitals, 203 health centre IVs, 1382 Health Centre IIIs, 862 Health Centre IIs, 46 stand-alone

UVRI Makes Progress in COVID19 diagnostics Technologies

Significant milestones have been made in the development of COVID-19 diagnostic technologies. The government of the Republic of Uganda and the Ministry of Health mandated the Uganda Virus Research Institute to ensure the quality of COVID-19 diagnostics. Re-testing was one of the methods initiated by the UVRI to implement external quality assessment of COVID-19 molecular diagnostics.