A systematic review conducted as part of a study to assess the risk factors for haemorrhagic (HS) and ischemic stroke (IS) in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) - The Stroke Study, has suggested that HIV is a risk factor for all stroke, although it is more read more
The President of Uganda, H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has launched the Central Region Presidential Fast Track Initiative to end AIDS as a public health threat in Uganda by 2030.
In his speech, read by the Vice President Hon Edward Ssekandi read more
The MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit today welcomed interns admitted under the UVRI internship programme. The three-month internship attachment starts with an induction ceremony at which each intern takes an oath of secrecy administered by read more
MRC Units in The Gambia and Uganda join London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the Medical Research Council (MRC) have forged two exciting new partnerships that will read more
The Francis Crick Institute and five partner institutes in Africa have today announced a fellowship programme to train African researchers to tackle infectious diseases in their home countries.
The programme, called the Crick African read more
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