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GM mosquitoes to fight malaria

Ugandan scientists seek integrated approach to tackle killer disease Scientists at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) plans to undertake a research on genetically engineered mosquitoes to tackle malaria.  Dr. Jonathan Kayondo, the principal investigator Target Malaria Uganda and Senior Research Officer at UVRI had an email interview with The …

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UVRI undertaking study to test effectiveness of AstraZeneca

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Virus Research Institute is undertaking a study to research the effectiveness of the COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccines among vaccinated people. Uganda in its first phase of vaccination decided to use the AstraZeneca vaccine due to its low price and easy storage. However, due to …

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COVID-19 infection up in young people-MOH

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a signification of Covid-19 cases among young people between 10 and 29 years of age, the Ministry of Health has revealed. According to the Ministry, there is a 12 percent increase in the number of COVID-19 infection among people between 10-19 years and 5 …

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Indian COVID-19 variant detected in Kampala- Prof. Kaleebu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) has detected the Indian COVID-19 variant in Kampala. According to officials from the Ministry of Health, the variant also referred to as -B.1.617 was detected from travelers returning from Indian. The variant was picked up after the travelers went …

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COVID-19: UVRI’s most tense phase in almost a century

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Prof. Pontiano Kaleebu, the Director of Uganda Virus Research Institute-UVRI says testing samples for COVID-19 tremendously increased the institution’s publicity. But it was also the most tense phase in memorable history since the institute was established nearly a hundred years ago. UVRI is a national, …

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1,600 volunteers to participate in first HIV vaccine trial

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than one thousand volunteers have been enrolled to participate in another version of the HIV vaccine trial conducted by Ugandan scientists at the Medical Research Council-MRC. The new HIV vaccine known as “PrEPVacc” is being tested for its efficacy in the prevention of HIV, …

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