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. The sequencing laboratory network was proposed by WHO regional office for Africa and Africa Centres for Disease Control (AFRICA CDC) to strengthen the laboratory capacity and build more core national capacities for implementation of appropriate control measures against COVID-19 and other diseases.