The MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS on 9th February 2017 held a Research Awareness Day aimed at creating awareness of the Unit's work, targeting the general public in Masaka, one of the four locations where the Unit has a field Research read more
The MRC Uganda Unit commemorated World AIDS Day 2016 at community events in two of its study areas. The events held on 8th December in Masaka District at Lambu landing site along the Lake Victoria shores and on 13th December in Kisenyi, one of read more
As part of the celebrations to mark 25 years of service, the Uganda Revenue Authority has today recognized the MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit as on of the country's top 50 taxpayers in the Medium Tax Office. The Unit was recognized for its read more
On Friday 22 July 2016, staff from the MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS participated in the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) Open Day that was held at the UVRI Entebbe-based Campus, which is also home to the MRC Uganda Unit head read more
More than Thirty participants have completed the 2016 Uganda Advanced Statistical Methods in Epidemiology Course, organized by the MRC/UVRI Uganda Research on AIDS.
The two week course, conducted at the Uganda Virus Research Institute ( read more
As part of its capacity building programme, the Entebbe based Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) together with her partner institutions which include Medical Research Council/ Uganda Virus Research Institute (MRC/UVRI), Rakai Health Services read more
Two of the Unit’s senior scientists have been recognized for their contribution to the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Prof. Pontiano Kaleebu, the Unit Director and Head of the Basic Sciences Programme and Prof. Anatoli Kamali, the Deputy Director read more
3rd May was World Asthma Day and the Unit commemorated it at an event held at Grade A Hospital gardens. The event which comprised of information sharing sessions on causes, presentation and management of asthma was attended by parents and read more
Uganda has received an award from the MRC Zika Response Initiative to determine if the country is vulnerable to a Zika virus epidemic. The Zika virus was discovered in Uganda in 1947 in an experimental Rhesus monkey caged in the Zika forest. read more
Work from the Unit's Social Science programme has been listed in the Directory of Research on Ageing in Africa: 2004-2015.
The Directory demonstrates the growing body of rigorous and in-depth research into ageing across Africa and aims to read more
The Ring Study and ASPIRE- have shown that a monthly vaginal ring containing the antiretroviral drug (ARV) dapivirine can safely help prevent HIV-1 infection in women and may be an important HIV prevention option for women at risk of HIV read more
On 29th October 2015, the Unit launched the "HIV prevention and research in Uganda Police Force" programme. The launch event was conducted at the Nsambya Police Barracks and was presided over by the Director Human Resources in the UPF, Mr. Benson read more
The MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS has been recognized as a leader in HIV&AIDS Research at the inaugural HIV/AIDS Leadership Awards. The Awards were organized by the Uganda AIDS Commission (UAC) together with HIV/AIDS Implementing read more
Seven leading African researchers are the recipients of major funding from the Wellcome Trust and the Department for International Development (DFID) to establish cutting-edge research and training programmes across the continent.
The read more
Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) presented social science findings from the ARROW and BREATHER trials. The researchers looked at the experiences of young people growing with HIV, asking them: what is it read more
Three graphic novels produced by the ARROW Young Lives study team are now available to read online.
On 13th August 2015, the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) commissioned a training center to promote research capacity building for Scientists from Uganda and the region. The building located at the UVRI- campus in Entebbe was constructed read more
Final results from two landmark studies bolstered the scientific case for initiating HIV treatment soon after diagnosis, and an additional study shed new light on the non-daily use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among diverse populations at read more
Stopping cotrimoxazole prophylaxis increases the risk of serious bacterial infections and malaria, even at high CD4 cell counts, in people taking antiretroviral therapy in Uganda, results of a randomised trial show. The results were presented on read more