The PoC VL project was launched at UVRI on the 13th of April 2021. The purpose of the EAPOC-VL project is to examine the feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of using point of care viral load(PoC VL) monitoring is to improve virological suppression among children and adolescents (age 0-19) years) living with HIV in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
The UVRI Director Professor Pontiano Kaleebu in his address on Uganda's health care status hosted at NBSUG, he mentioned that "PA variant means that the virus is mutating and creating new strains different from others. We became concerned when the UK variant was first confirmed".
The American Ambassador to Uganda Natalie Brown, together with her delegation visited UVRI - Arua Office today the 29th of March 2021. The visitors were very impressed with the amount of research being done at the UVRI and the capacity it has for disease diagnostics in the West Nile region.
Persons administering vaccinations should follow appropriate precautions to minimize risk for disease exposure and spread. Hands should be cleansed with an alcohol-based waterless antiseptic hand rub or washed with soap and water before preparing vaccines for administration and between each patient contact.
There has always been a challenging question on how collaborations and strategic partnerships can harness the power of data. A standing question is asked how they can use the data to tackle the most devastating health issues.
UVRI begun the immunization exercise on Thursday 18th March, 2021 with the health workers. These include the medical doctors, nurses, researchers or scientists, project heads, laboratory technicians and technologists, cleaners, security guards and a few others. The exercise is in line with the recently rolled out program by the government of Uganda.
American Ambassador Natalie Brown had a successful visit to the Uganda Virus Research Institute(UVRI) on 16th March 2020. The ambassador was able to meet the teams in a brief introductory meeting that was chaired by Prof Kaleebu and was later ushered in a brief tour of the UVRI campus by Dr Lutwama Tom where she appreciated the remarkable work.
The long-awaited Covid-19 vaccination begun this week with health workers at Mulago National Referral Hospital and Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital.
The Health minister, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, said the two facilities have treated the highest number of Covid-19 patients since the pandemic hit the country a year ago.
Uganda Virus Research Institute(UVRI) with support from the Government of Uganda received funding to conduct COVID-19 Trials under the NAV-COVID-19 study. The vioson of Uganda is that by 2030, Uganda will join other countries in Africa to lead vaccine trials research that has a major contribution to end the covid-19 pandemic and make significant contributions to world health.