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UVRI goes climate smart, gets shs11.5billion solar energy project

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Medical Research Council of Uganda/ Uganda Virus Research Institute has secured state-of-the-art solar equipment valued at about 11.5 billion Shillings thanks to the Medical Research Council of the UK and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The equipment harvests solar energy during …

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Uganda Virus Research Institutue escapes US aid cut

UVRI Wins Another Five Year PEPFAR Grant Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) has secured a five-year grant extension, further fortifying its efforts in HIV treatment, diagnosis, and research, aligning with global endeavors to combat the HIV epidemic. Prof Pontian Kaleebu, the executive director …

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HIV/AIDS injectable treatment drug

Researchers to conduct study on its efficacy on women under 25 years Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Researchers of the vaccine programme at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) will start conducting a study among females below 25 years to assess the efficacy of Lenacapavir, an HIV injectable drug. Participants will …

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VIRUS INSTITUTE: Sudan Ebola strain is milder

Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA – URN |  The death rate from the newly confirmed outbreak of the Ebola Hemorrhagic fever in Mubende is likely to be low,  according to scientists at the Uganda Virus Research Institute-UVRI. Dr. Julius Lutwama who heads the Department of Arbovirology, Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious …

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UVRI starts testing for monkeypox

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) has started testing for monkeypox after the World Health Organization said that the disease has now become a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Speaking to URN on Tuesday, Prof. Pontiano Kaleebu, the UVRI Executive Director said they …

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Uganda monkeypox samples come back negative

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Monkeypox samples from 24 suspected cases have turned out to be negative, according to the Uganda Virus Research Institute. The samples were taken to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases in South Africa following an outbreak of the disease in more than 80 countries in …

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UVRI sends suspected monkeypox samples to South Africa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Virus Research Institute has sent four suspected samples of monkeypox to South Africa. The samples were picked from suspected patients in Kampala who presented with some symptoms of the disease like headaches and rashes. Monkeypox is a viral disease caused by the orthopoxvirus. It …

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