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  • Covid-19 Uganda Update 19-10-2020

    Results of COVID-19 tests done on 19 October 2020 confirm 97 new cases. The cumulative COVID-19 cases are now 10,788.

  • EDCTP invites nominations for its 2020 Prizes
    The EDCTP Association intends to award four prestigious international prizes dedicated to the promotion of scientific research, improved health and Africa-European collaboration.
  • Covid-19 Uganda Update
    Uganda records 1 new COVID-19 death.
  • UVRI selected among the reference labs for COVID-19
    The Uganda Virus Research Institute has been selected as one of the reference labs for COVID-19 in Africa. This is on top of being an Africa Centres for Disease Control (AFRICA CDC) reference lab. UVRI is now part of the sequencing laboratory network in Africa and will be providing genetic information needed for the swift and effective control of COVID-19 and other emerging pathogens.
  • UVRI and Imperial College London to start the first Covid-19 vaccine trial in Uganda by December

    The Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) is partnering with Imperial College London to start the first Covid-19 vaccine trial in the country by December. Prof Pontiano Kaleebu, the UVRI Director, while addressing the daily Monitor news, informed them that they are completing necessary internal processes before beginning to enrol volunteers for the trial. “We are working on a protocol to start a clinical trial for a vaccine that is being developed in the United Kingdom by Imperial College London. The trial will begin by around December.