The tuberculosis (TB) vaccine Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) could protect newborns against a variety of common infections, such as upper respiratory tract infections, chest infections and diarrhoea, according to a new study in Lancet Infectious read more
The PrEPVacc trial, testing two ways to prevent HIV at the same time has begun giving its first injections and medicines to participants, at the Medical Research Council/Uganda Virus Research Institute and London School of Hygiene and Tropical read more
The first Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) full genomes in Uganda have been generated using rapid local sequencing, through new research conducted by MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit and the Uganda Virus read more
Today 1st July 2020 marks 10 years since Prof. Pontiano Kaleebu assumed the office of Director of the then MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS, taking over from Prof Heiner Grosskurth and as the fourth Director of the Unit. He shares here what read more
The Uganda COVID-19 national response plan, through the MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit has received additional funding of £2.7 million (13B UGX) from the Medical Research Council/UK Research and Innovation (MRC/UKRI) towards diagnostic read more
Researchers at MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit and the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI), Ministry of Health (MoH) and their partners have generated the first Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) full genomes read more
Prof. Pontiano Kaleebu, the Director MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit and Director Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) has been elected a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, an independent UK body representing the diversity of read more
The MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit joined efforts to fight the COVID-19 outbreak in Uganda by supporting Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) with 10,000 COVID-19 tests. The tests are funded by grant from Medical Research Council UK/UK read more
Around a quarter of the genetic variation identified in the new study, published in the journal Cell, had not been discovered before. The study also found a higher level of genetic diversity in the Ugandan population than is seen in similar read more
Researchers in Uganda are conducting a trial to determine the mortality benefits and cost-effectiveness of kangaroo mother care (KMC) amongst ill neonates weighing 2000 grams (g) or less. KMC is a method of care of preterm infants that involves read more
Two Unit researchers are among seven scientists to receive the new African Career Accelerator Award Fellowships by the Crick African Network.
Irene Andia Biraro and Simon Kimuda are part of the Network’s final cohort, which aims to read more
Dr. John Nkengasong, the Director for CDC Africa today visited the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) and commended the Institute’s contribution to health research across the region and noted CDC Africa’s support to strengthen collaborations read more
Kampala, 17th June, 2019- Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director General of the World Health Organization has commended the Uganda Virus Research Institute and her partners including the Medical Research Council/Uganda Virus Research read more
Stakeholders comprising policy makers, health care providers, researchers, and civil society discussed the preliminary findings and lessons learned from a pilot research project on integrating care for HIV and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in read more
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